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Why Arizona loves tile flooring

Tile flooring is one of those materials that's so versatile it looks just as good in the living room as the kitchen. It comes in an almost endless array of colors, patterns, designs, shapes, and sizes that can all be mixed and matched to create a personal design statement, logos, and medallions. One of the questions we hear most often is about the differences between ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

At Taylors Flooring we get a lot of praise for our quality products and our installation. We hire only the most experienced and skilled installers. Asa tile retailer, we know the installation can be complicated. It's laborious and you need special saws to cut. The layout is difficult. Our customers say they would hire us again in a minute, so if you haven't worked with us yet, we hope to see you soon.

What are ceramic tiles?

Most think ceramic tiles are just those highly decorative squares that we often see on walls, backsplashes, and floors. It is, however, really an umbrella term for any materials made of clay. That includes mosaics which are those tiny decorative pieces, as well as subway tiles and even porcelain.

How are porcelain tiles different?

It's composed not only of clay but also sand and glass. It is fired at a higher temperature than most other ceramics. That makes it ultra-tough, and best for heavily trafficked floors such as in the kitchen and bath.

Unlike other ceramics, it does not need to be glazed to be waterproof. It's also good for outdoor use. It’s a large format tile, sometimes as big as 8 X 10, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
Ceramic tile flooring in Scottsdale, AZ from Taylors Flooring

What is a stone tile?

If it’s not a quarried slab, the ceramic squares and porcelain can be made to look like anything. That includes stone. Some people do prefer porcelain for stone-looks because the larger format has fewer seams, giving it a more continuous look of a slab, especially that of marble.

To learn more about tile flooring or any of our other products and services, visit the Taylors Flooring showroom in Mesa, AZ. We serve Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, AZ. Ask about our estimates.