Tile Guide

Valued by generations of homeowners for its endurance, its ongoing durability, and its endless stylistic opportunities, tile is an enduring tradition for all spots where people gather, whether indoors or outdoors. Tile is steeped in centuries of functional beauty and goes beyond fleeting trends. With new tile products continuously appearing on the market, there are truly some great options for everyone.

At Florcraft Carpet One Floor & Home we carry a comprehensive collection of indoor and outdoor tile products. Here, you’ll discover tile made of stone, porcelain, ceramic, and metal: tile that’s a great fit for your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor patio, or indoor entryway…and beyond. From kitchens and bathrooms, to showers and backsplashes, there are many benefits in using tile.

We can’t wait to help you with your upcoming tile product. In our efforts to keep you duly informed, here are some basic tile facts to help you get started.

Expert Advice - Choose the Perfect Tile

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Types of Tile  

Currently, there are more types of tile available than ever before, but some things never seem to change. Indeed, stone, ceramic, and porcelain tile are as popular today as they were a century ago. Durable and obtained from natural resources, these types of tile translate well into modern life. Which one will work best in your allotted space? There’s truly no wrong answer here, but here are some distinguishing traits of the most popular tile types, respectively. 

Crafted from natural clay that’s then kiln-fired ceramic tile and porcelain tile are both durable and often very colorful options. Since the latter is fired at a significantly higher temperature, porcelain tile tends to be a lot denser, although both work well in all types of settings. 

For those who prefer something even closer to nature, stone tile is always a good pick. Since it is made from inherently durable substances, stone tile products are ready to endure everything from wild weather to climatic fluctuations. Choose from products made out of quartz, marble, slate, and other stone varieties. The best perk of stone, perhaps, is that no two tiles are exactly alike. 

shop ceramic tile    shop porcelain tile    shop stone tile

Our Tile Selection 

Florcraft Carpet One Floor & Home is proud to be a locally owned/operated member of North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores. This allows us to offer localized services, with the buying power of over a thousand other stores around the nation. Visit our expansive showrooms in Fairbanks and Anchorage to discover hundreds of fine tile options, including products by Bel Terra, United Tile, Surface Art, Marazzi, American Olean, and Pental Services, as well as professional tile installation options. 

 

Learn More About Tile

Ceramic Tile options

How to Care for Tile

Tile is renowned for its fortitude. Still, there are some simple steps everyone should do to keep their tile in top form.

Learn About Tile Maintenance
belterra tile flooring

Tile Design Ideas

A floor, a wall covering, an artistic accent for both indoors and outdoors: tile’s only limits are one’s imagination. Get ready to get inspired.

Tile Inspiration

Ready for a Free Estimate?

Get started with our online form.

Get Started