Ceramic, porcelain, and terracotta tiles are made from clay and other natural materials, and each is fired at different temperatures in a kiln. Porcelain is virtually impervious to water. Therefore, unlike other clay tiles and natural stones, it does not need to be glazed to resist water. Porcelain is superior to ceramic. Made from fine kaolin clay, it is heavier and denser. It’s available in multi-color designs while ceramic usually comes in solid colors and patterns. Porcelain can even mimic the look of other materials like wood, metal, and natural stone.
Like clay tiles, natural stone flooring is ideal for households that include pets since animals can’t scratch the durable floor. While stones often bring earthy, muted tones to mind, they actually come in a wide range of colors. It’s best to learn about all of a stone’s characteristics before making a final flooring choice.
Slip-resistant slate is great for the safety-conscious homeowner while very heavy granite must have a sturdy subfloor. Relatively soft sandstone flooring is not compatible with high heels. Overall, stone works well in high traffic areas of the home.
Haight Carpet & Interiors has been providing quality flooring to western Washington for many years. Our service area includes Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, and Bellevue. In addition to flooring installation, we offer free in-home measurements and design consultation. You can schedule
an in-store or at-home appointment to get your flooring project started. We provide convenient financing so the upgrade is guaranteed to be stress-free.