Why Choose Tile?
Looking for a unique way to upgrade your kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor space? Choosing tile as your next flooring solution is one of the most durable and fashionable methods to transform your home. Whether you’re seeking a charming new backyard patio, a vibrant kitchen floor, or an exotic backsplash, The Floor Trader of Modesto has you covered. As a water, heat, fade, and stain-resistant floor, tile is a popular choice for those seeking durability, longevity, and the ability to customize. Style-savvy shoppers will love our many options for tile glaze, pattern, finish, and grain.
Browse Our Tile Selections
Here at the Floor Trader of Modesto, we proudly offer a large variety of tile selections from our Emser Tile, LLC, and Ridgeland brands. Our brand offerings come in many different mattes, colors, and patterns. You can choose between light and strong variations, a grain type ranging from subtle to prominent, or a marble or wood look. Our wood look tile flooring is an increasingly popular option for those seeking a low-maintenance and warp-resistant alternative to traditional hardwood. Other common tile flooring types include porcelain, ceramic, and stone. While stone tiling is a durable choice for outdoor landscaping, ceramic and porcelain can be used as interior tile flooring or even a tile backsplash. It is important to note that while tile flooring can be used as a backsplash, tiles specifically designed for wall décor should not be used on floors. Our tile selections provide coverage through our Core Program and Mill Warranty options.
Tile Types Explained
- Ceramic: Made from mixtures of clay and other natural materials, ceramic is created through a process of kiln heating following by cooling. Once cooled, the ceramic can be left untouched or given a glaze finish. Although most ceramic tile floors are left textured to avoid slipping, wall ceramics are often glazed for a sleek appearance. As a heat and water-resistant surface, ceramic tile is a popular choice known for its unlimited design possibilities.
- Porcelain: This tile option is made with the same process as ceramic, though the kiln-fired clay has a longer heating time. This results in a denser finish that contains the same vibrancy as its ceramic counterpart.
- Stone: One of the best choices for outdoor flooring, stone tile is tough enough to withstand the natural elements. Indoor use of stone is also common, with slate or travertine as some of our most popular stone selections. Slate offers an earthy and rich look while travertine naturally looks paler in appearance and is created from limestone.
Maintenance & Upkeep
When compared to hardwood and carpet, tile flooring offers the strongest durability on the market. As an extremely water, heat, and scratch-resistant product, your new tile flooring will look fresh for years to come with the proper care and maintenance. For all tile types, regular vacuuming and sweeping is necessary. A weekly damp-mop will aid in the removal of excess dirt, soils, and debris. When it comes to selecting your cleaning product, it is important to keep in mind whether your tile is untouched or contains a glazed finish, as each type requires a different cleaning process. Be sure to consult your product’s warranty before the purchase and use of cleaning materials.
Contact us today to learn more about our unique tile flooring options! Here at the Floor Trader of Modesto, we proudly serve clients in Modesto, CA, and surrounding areas.