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Tile Flooring Guide

Everything old is new again: this statement is certainly true when it comes to tile flooring. A perennial flooring favorite for the ages, today’s tile is stronger, more stylish, and more enduring than ever. Tile floors are the perfect solution for busy households and fluctuating climates, since it stays pristine with very minimal upkeep and resists moisture. Best of all, there are currently thousands of tile flooring options available, so there’s bound to be one that’s a perfect fit for your style, needs, and budget.

Types of Tile

Today’s tile shoppers will be pleased- and possibly a bit overwhelmed- to discover the many, many tile options being presented to them. An important note to remember is that the majority of today’s tiles are made from stone, ceramic, or porcelain. What’s the difference?

Ceramic tile is crafted from natural clays and minerals. This tile performs extremely well in settings with heavy foot traffic.

Porcelain tile is made in a process much similar to ceramic tile: the major difference is that this tile gets fired at higher temperatures. The result in a much denser tile that’s often a first choice for outdoor living areas.

Stone tile is made using various types of stone, including granite, slate, and marble. These stone slabs are cut into shape, and often polished to form a luxurious tile.

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Our Tile Selection

At Atlas Floors Carpet One Floor & Home, we take pride in our impressive tile collection- including lovely selections from brands like Marazzi, Interceramic, Emser Tile, Shaw, Happy Floors, Florida Tile, Daltile, Mohawk, and American Olean.

As a locally-owned-and-operated member of North America’s Carpet One cooperative of independent flooring stores, we’ve got the buying power of over a thousand stores, combined with the knowledge and localized service that can only come from a small business. Atlas Floors has over six decades of industry experience, and we’re proud to be your neighborhood authority on flooring and backsplash tile and related services. Visit one of our greater San Antonio showrooms today and explore the vibrant world of tile.

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Types of Tile

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone are the three types of tile. Each type of tile is suitable for home settings.

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Tile Maintenance

Visit our Flooring Guide to learn about tile maintenance. Tile remains easy to clean and maintain because it can handle moisture and heat.

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Backsplash Tile

Are you eager to get started on your new backsplash project? Start planning now, as you browse our ample ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile inventory, and create a brilliant backsplash.

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