ceramic tile white bear lake

Ceramic tile is durable and quite popular for kitchens, entryways, and other spaces in homes and businesses. Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake, we are your premier supplier and installer of ceramic tiles. Are you thinking about choosing ceramic for your home or business? Read on to learn more about this popular flooring option.

About Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are made from natural clay minerals that are mixed together and glazed. The tiles are then fired in a kiln at a very high temperature. This extreme heat is a large part of what makes ceramic so strong and resilient.

Ceramic tile is a popular flooring material, but it’s also used as a covering on walls and countertops. You often find ceramic in bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways.

 

Advantages

Durability: Ceramic tile is extremely durable and suitable for a range of climates, including ours here in Minnesota. It is also resistant to dents, scratches and stains.

Selection: Thanks to ceramic’s widespread popularity, there are tons of color, shape, and size options for you to choose from.

Maintenance: These tiles can easily be cleaned with just a sponge or damp towel. Their natural resistance to humidity and moisture damage make ceramic tiles ideal for bathrooms and basements.

 

Disadvantages

Hardness: Ceramic’s resilience comes at a price: it is quite hard underfoot. If you are installing in a space where you will be standing for long periods of time like the kitchen, we’d recommend adding a rug or mat to help avoid joint pain.

Chipping & Cracking: If your ceramic tile is not installed correctly, it could be susceptible to chips and cracks. Be sure to choose an expert team like ours at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake to perform the installation in order to avoid this issue.

 

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