Your Guide to Tile Flooring

Learn about the benefits of tile flooring such as long-wearing durability, moisture resistance and ease of maintenance, which makes tile ceramic flooring the ideal choice for beauty and wear.

Types of Tiles: Contemporary Ceramic, Porcelain and Stone

With its timeless beauty and long-wearing durability, ceramic, porcelain and stone tile flooring create a unique look that's as practical as it is personal. It's perfect in kitchens and baths where moisture resistance and easy maintenance are essential. And its impact and scratch-resistant properties make it ideal for family and recreation rooms that get heavy-duty use.

You'll find innovative designs in ceramic, porcelain and stone tile that are as affordable as they are appealing.

Decide Which Tile is Suitable for Your Intended Location

All of our ceramic tiles are clearly labeled for their performance in a variety of conditions and applications. Our Quick-Pick icons indicate if they are suitable for indoor or outdoor use, if they are rated as frost-proof, and whether they are appropriate for residential or commercial settings.

Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is very durable and a great investment in your home. Tiles will last forever if they are taken care of, and practically never wear out. When you are getting ready to install the tile flooring you will need to get the ceramic or porcelain tiles, cement backer board, tile nippers, sponges, tape measure, knee pads, tile cutter or tile saw, grout, square, rubber float, chalk line, lots of water, eye protection, thin set, buckets, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.

You will need to remove all the molding and base boards. Remove any existing floor coverings, carpet, or wooden floors. Clean the sub floor making sure it is free of dust and debris.

Make sure the floor is sturdy and stable. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized floor and at every floor joist screw the backer board in with 2 inch galvanized screws. The old flooring will need to be disposed of, and most garbage services do not pick up such items. The old flooring will need to be take to the garbage dump. Most dumps charge a fee for the use of their services, so make sure to make the trip worthwhile.

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