A bit more on porcelain
Porcelain, a type of ceramic, is the most durable type of tile available. The tiles are shaped from clay and then hardened by firing them in a kiln. Porcelain floor tiles are inherently waterproof, and they are harder and denser than ceramic tiles. They are also more brittle and therefore, more difficult to cut. Porcelain tile installation is a job that is best left to the pros.
Wood-look tile installation
Tile shapes and sizes are diverse. Planks, mosaic, and large-format parquet are a few of the available options. Some wood grain tiles have additional features, like a textured surface or a more complex design. The flooring is joined together with grout, which is a mixture of cement and sand. It's a good idea to use pre-sealed grout since it is easy to keep clean.
Because of the weight of the tile, it is best to install it on concrete stairs. A wood staircase may need to be reinforced. You?ll need items like stair riser tiles and stair bullnose trim for your project. It?s best to be familiar with the following terms before speaking to a flooring specialist:
- ? Tread - part of the stairs that is walked on
- ? Riser - the back part of the stairs that elevates the tread
- ? Nosing - horizontal edge of each stairstep
Your Texas tile flooring installation professionals
CW Floors & Lighting provides service in the San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth area. In addition to tile installation, we offer all types of flooring installation services, design consultation, and other home improvement services. In-home estimates are always free. It?s easy to use our online chat service to schedule an appointment or get answers to your questions. Or return our ?Request a Free Flooring Estimate? form.?