The right tile flooring in a Rockwall, TX home

How to find the right tile flooring

Tile flooring is a practical and appealing installation in bathrooms, especially when paired with a wall tile to create a unique and sophisticated look. In kitchens, floor tiles and backsplash tiles can be mixed and matched. While this floor covering can be installed throughout the home, it is a good idea to consider several tile facts before choosing a particular type for a room. Flooring specialists at CW Floors & Lighting can guide you through the decision-making process. You can come to our showroom in San Antonio or Rockwall, Texas, or we can bring our mobile showroom to you.

Hardness and porosity

It's important to consider the hardness of the material before the tile installation takes place. Materials are rated with the help of the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which measures scratch resistance. Class II tile is appropriate for light traffic while Class V tile can withstand extra heavy traffic. Porosity classifications range from impervious to semi-vitreous.?

Slip resistance

Undoubtedly, tile flooring needs to be slip-resistant, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Slate has a naturally slip-resistant texture. Small size tile, with many grout lines, also provides ample traction. Slip-resistant coatings can be applied to ceramic and porcelain tiles. Tile manufacturers publish coefficient of friction (COF) slip ratings to ensure appropriate placement of tile.


The most durable tiles on the market are made of porcelain. As a type of ceramic, this material is composed of clay that is formed in different shapes and sizes and then fired in a kiln at high temperatures. While ceramic tiles usually come in solid colors, porcelain tiles are available in colorful patterns as well as natural stone and wood designs. Therefore, it is possible to have a wood look in a water prone space since porcelain is virtually impervious to water.CW Floors & Lighting, which serves San Antonio, Denton, Rockwall, and Dallas-Fort Worth, uses high tech to assist you with your tile flooring upgrade. The following services complement our shop at home service:

  • ? Virtual consultation, with a free estimate, via phone call or personal video consultation
  • ? Photos of in-store samples via text or email
  • ? Online catalog
  • ? Online chat? ?