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All about ceramic tile floors

Tile is one of the most affordable flooring materials. It’s also durable and easy to care for.

There’s virtually an unlimited number of colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns, and that can be confusing. Are they all ceramic? And can they always be both for flooring and walls?

At The Floor Source, we’re all about providing you with the most exceptional experience.

We have decades of experience and know that flooring is a big, if not the biggest, investment in your home, so you want to get it right the first time. It's also an expression of your personal style, so we will speak to you extensively to learn about your taste, preferences, and lifestyle to match you up with the best flooring for you.

When you hire us, you get a team of experts who will walk you through your new flooring endeavor from planning to purchase to installation, and we use only the most cutting edge, innovative and environmentally friendly products.

Visit us in our showroom in Woods Cross, Utah. We also serve Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Centerville and Davis County. Be sure to ask about our quotes.
Ceramic tile flooring in Centerville, UT from The Floor Source

Ceramic is an umbrella term that includes porcelain

Both ceramic and porcelain tiles perform differently in certain installations.

  • Porcelain is composed of fine clay, sand, and glass fired at higher temperatures. It is heavier and best for floors in high traffic areas, such as the kitchen or bath or on walls and tub and shower surrounds. Porcelain is totally impervious to water, whether or not it's glazed and can be used outside since it stands up to weather and is frost resistant. A large format tile, porcelain is considered "through body," meaning that the color goes all the way through so if you chip a tile it's not as noticeable.
  • Ceramics are made from red or white clay, often have a decorative glaze and are used also on countertops, backsplashes and accent walls.

    While tough, they aren't as dense as porcelain.

    Be sure you tell your flooring pro exactly how you plan to use the tile, since some may be better for applications other than the floor.

    You also may want to think twice about trying to install tile yourself; it’s heavy and difficult to cut, requiring a special tile saw; the layout itself can also be arduous.