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 water, heat, fade, and stain-resistant flooring, 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 tile. 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 heat and water-resistant surfaces, 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.

The Many Benefits of Wood-Look Tile

Are you ready to remodel your interiors with a beautiful new floor? Perhaps, you're looking for something that has the timeless appeal of hardwood but with the durability of tile? When you install tile floors, you get the best of both worlds. Boasting a stunning natural look, our wood-look tiles are low-maintenance and lock out water. Everyone admires the beauty of hardwood floors, but they aren't necessarily appropriate for every part of the house. For example, you'll need a floor that can handle a little water in your bathrooms and kitchens. Wood-look tiles perform well in these rooms due to their ability to withstand moisture. 

Unlike hardwood, tile floors won't warp or swell in response to changes in humidity, and they can be a perfect energy-saving addition to your home because they remain cool in the summer and trap heat in the winter. In addition to their cost-saving and waterproof features, wood-look tiles resist everyday stains and scratches. You can rest easy knowing that your new floors can survive frequent spills and heavy foot traffic in any active household with kids or pets running around.

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.