Types of Floor Tiles You Can Consider Installing

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When building a new house or planning to renovate your house, considering the right flooring option is one of the crucial steps. Tiles are a popular choice, and they outlast any other flooring types. Tiles give your home a new look and make it look valuable. These are incredibly low-maintenance and environmentally friendly. Besides, it provides the room with an effortless look as well. Along with excellent flooring comes the responsibility of selecting a suitable aesthetic for the entire room as well. You also have to make sure the tiles sustain in the extreme weathers of Edmonton. Although your home builders will inform you of the various types, it is always better to research a little. But for now, here are some incredible looking types of floor tiles to help you decide one for your room.


Travertine tiles are a type of limestone and are durable for a long time. They have quite a timeless appearance that the tiles never look like they are not trendy. These come in a variety of colours and patterns, and the versatility gives your home a fantastic look. Besides, the appearance, the rough texture of the tile makes it easy to have a grip on and not slip. These can be applied to various rooms, preferably an area that will most likely have water, such as the pool decks, walkways, and bathrooms. Travertine is also resilient to conditions of extreme temperatures.


Sandstone has an earthy appeal and comes in a variety of colours, sizes and styles. The colours range from the mid-tone whites to multicoloured to charcoal and yet provide the essence of earth and rock. These are preferable for outdoors to give them a luxurious yet natural feel. You can say that they resemble the beach and the desert sand look. These are not as durable but can last up to a decade or two depending on the care taken. Sandstone is a rock and already has that rough texture, and gauging helps to create several types of surfaces on this stone.


Porcelain tile is stronger, harder, and more durable than the other types of ceramic tiles. These usually resemble the different types of slabs like marble and granite; the design flexibility for porcelain bends over. Porcelain is one of the most robust flooring options, and hence, is very much durable than others. It does not get damaged easily, cleans up effortlessly, and is a safe and standard option these days. However, these tiles are heavy-weight, time-consuming to install and physically exhausting for the home builders. So, if you plan to pick these for your floor, you have to be extremely patient when it comes to installing these. Also, you need to make sure to maintain the grout. The tiles may be quite low-maintenance, but the grout could get corrupted by humidity and moisture.

Now that the characteristics of each of these are evident, it is safe to decide on the type of floor tile you want to opt. Keep in mind that all these floorings require some or the other level of maintenance, so make sure to take care of the flooring. When you plan to redo your flooring, look for functional home builders to help you make your house look fantastic.

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