Tile Guide

Made to spark our creative interests while enduring daily life, tile has long been a flooring favorite for both residential and commercial settings. With new tile products appearing on our shelves on the regular, modern consumers now have a universe of tile options, including tile made of different materials with endless texture, size, and color combinations. Simply put, you’ll never go wrong choosing tile for your upcoming project. \

At City Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home in San Rafael, CA we carry a comprehensive tile selection: both indoor and outdoor tile options. Are you considering a tile floor or tile backsplash for your business or home? You’re certainly not alone! Our advice is to first do a bit of research, prior to purchasing your new tile.  Here are some basics to get you started. 

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Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Types of Tile  

While we firmly believe that there’s no such thing as too many choices, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get overwhelming we try and narrow down our decision. You’d be wise to consider your decision carefully, taking each tile type’s unique benefits into account.

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Here are some things you should know about the most common tile types. 

Ceramic Tile is crafted out of organic clays and minerals, which are then fired in a kiln. Durable in all types of settings, ceramic is a great all-purpose tile. 

Porcelain Tile is a specific type of porcelain tile that’s been fired at a hotter temperature. This denser, water-resistant tile is popular in bathrooms, since it also boasts added traction against slips and falls. 

Stone Tile is made out of carved, sometimes polished stone, making it a natural for outdoor settings. However, you won’t want to rule out these marble, slate, or granite wonders for your hearth or hallway, either. 

Benefits of Tile

Tile boasts many, many benefits and is well-suited for all types of indoor and outdoor settings. There are tile choices for all budgets, whether your preference is contemporary or classical stiles. Go beyond the ordinary by combining your favorite colors, textures and nature-inspired visuals and make your space truly stand out. Tile can last for decades if properly maintained, and is relatively easy to take care of. 

Our Tile Selection

As members of the national Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, Royal Carpet One Floor & Home provides you with the buying power of over a thousand other stores, along with localized services: everything you love about working with a small business. Here, you’ll find hundreds of tile varieties, including some Carpet One exclusive brands you won’t see anywhere else. 

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How to Maintain Tile Properly

Tile is inherently built to last, and requires only minor upkeep. Indeed, it’s easy to keep your tile shiny and new, with these simple, easy tips. 

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Tile Warranties

We can take your tile protection one step further with our highly competitive warranty packages. Our gift to you: added peace of mind.

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