Here’s what you should know about tile flooring

When you need an excellent floor covering with lots of versatility, porcelain and ceramic tiles are a perfect choice. These materials, and many like them, help create the ideal experience, especially for busy and active homes. If you need to find the perfect floor covering, this is a great place to start, so read along to find out more now.

Consider all our porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile options

In porcelain tile and ceramic, you will find many details that cater to durability, visual appeal, and a lifespan that can exceed 50 years or more with professional installation and proper care. These materials resist water, stains, scratches, and chips while providing any appearance you choose. Consider the wealth of formats, colors, and installation techniques that will make any floor the right one for your household. Stone tile is another option, giving you the impressive benefits of all-natural stone, but in a tile format that is easier to handle, install, and replace if necessary. In addition, these materials offer a lifespan that can easily surpass more than 100 years, with benefits that meet nearly every homeowner's need. Be sure to ask about options in marble, travertine, granite, and so much more. No matter which tiles you choose, you’ll enjoy additional benefits that include climate control, especially when installed over radiant heating. These materials evenly distribute the room's temperature across the entire floor, keeping you cool or hot, as necessary. If you need a bit of softness amongst all the other benefits, be sure to consider placing area rugs or runners for comfort that works in every room.

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Consider us for your porcelain and ceramic tiles

At Jack's Warehouse Carpets, we offer an outstanding selection of materials to fit a wide variety of requirements. We can also match you with the services that create the complete experience, thanks to trained and experienced associates in all the materials we sell. Since we offer a whole flooring experience, you’re sure to find options you’ll trust.

From our showroom in Clinton, MO, we serve the communities of Clinton, MO, Warrensburg, MO, Alberta, MO, Deepwater, MO, Calhoun, MO, and Quarles, MO, and we would like to help you find your best flooring as well. Consider our options, talk with our staff, and enjoy the personalized options we offer. We hope you will find the ceramic, porcelain, or stone tiles that make your home complete.

Tile & stone

Through the flooring innovations of today, ceramic tile is not only more affordable, but is also easier to maintain. The options for color, patterns, sizes, shapes and design are infinite. At Jack's Warehouse Carpets, we are sure that with the many different stones we have available, you will be able to find just the right stone for your home and design needs. Before looking at stone, there are a few things you should be educated on. The first thing is that there are four distinct types of stone. These include ceramic, porcelain, marble and granite. Within the ceramic selections, there is glazed tile and unglazed floor tile (aka natural stone). Glazed is the most common and it has a special coating that is applied to the body of the tile and then fired at a very hot temperature to seal the tile. The glazing then creates a hard and non-porous result. The benefits of glazed stone include stain resistance, scratch resistant, fire resistant, fade resistant, slip resistant and the best feature, ease of cleaning! The unglazed floor tile (aka natural stone) is free of the glazing process. However, while unglazed tile can be incredibly beautiful, it is porous and needs to be maintained regularly. There is a special sealant that can be applied to prevent stains and the seepage of spills and general dirt into the pours of the stone. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic that is made of very fine mixture of clays and minerals. The molecular makeup is similar to fine china or high end dinnerware. These clays allow porcelain tile to be fired at even hotter temperatures than the ceramic tiles, typically near 2400 degrees (F). The higher the temperature, the denser the tile will become and the less moisture it will attract. The benefits of porcelain are similar to those of ceramic, they are denser and harder than most other tiles, they are highly stain and moisture resistant, they are naturally hygienic with an easy to clean surface. Lastly, porcelain is not only beautiful but equally durable and it can be used in both residential and commercial scenarios. Marble, granite & limestone are very popular stones today. These three stones are all naturally made and therefore individually unique. They are mined out of quarries and consequently, no two stones are ever the same. One important feature of these types of materials is that they need to be sealed. They can be extremely porous and therefore care needs to be taken with the maintenance. While they are porous, it is not hard to care for them, which makes them very popular in many homes today. It is common to grout your tile after installation. This is a mixture of cement and a color additive. Also a liquid latex additive can be added to the grout to give better resiliency to the grouted areas. It is common for grout to change color slightly over time.