Thinking about Tile? Consider These Tile Facts!

Tile is becoming one of the most popular choices for flooring in homes and businesses today. In fact, in the past year the demand for tile was expected to grow by at least 10%.

Not only is tile waterproof, but it’s also resistant to scratching, chipping, flaking, and staining. The tile floor you install today can look as good as new for many years, even decades.

So if you are considering adding a new tile floor to your home or business, here are some facts about tile that you should know.

Flooring West Palm Beach — Tile Design Facts

Most tile made today come in standard sizes, usually 12- or 18-inch squares. But tile can be cut to fit any size, any space, or any room. Generally, most decorators will recommend smaller tiles for smaller rooms such as bathrooms or closets and larger tiles for larger rooms like entryways, living rooms, and commercial showrooms.

The larger the tile square, the less busy the room will look. But in some instances larger tiles can overpower the room’s decor, drawing the eye to the floor rather than to the other features to be highlighted.

One way to add visual interest to any space is to place tiles on a diagonal axis. This subconsciously causes the mind to see movement even when the floor is static.

Flooring West Palm Beach — Tile Installation Facts

Tile is the ideal flooring material for bathrooms and kitchens because it provides a moisture barrier to spills and other accidents. It’s also easy to keep clean and maintain.

When tile is installed in basements, it’s often a good idea to lay it directly on to the cement, rather than onto a wood base underneath. This can help prevent rot and mold should flooding occur.

If you are ready to tile any room or space, Rico’s Tile has one of the biggest selections of top-quality tile in the region. Call us today to learn more about the amazing tile options at Rico’s Tile!


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