Tile can be the ultimate in luxury or simply utilitarian. Selecting the right tile is exciting as you explore new designs, colors, and styles for your home. Whether you want to upgrade your primary bathroom into a spa-like retreat or add new tile to your entryway, we can help you select the perfect tile.shower tiles

The Right Tile in the Right Room

You may want to tile a few rooms, one room, or your entire home. There really is no room that won’t benefit from new tile. Tile adds beauty and durability wherever it is. It is especially useful in rooms that are exposed to water, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens.

Natural Stone Tile

There are many types of natural stone tiles, which are cut directly from stone found on earth. It’s completely natural and has not been altered by man, except in cutting it. There are several types of natural stone tiles:

  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Slate
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain

These natural stone floors are easy to care for extremely durable and give your home a natural beauty. Some stone tiles will need sealing to keep them clean or if they are in a room where water is in use.

Tile Types

Deciding on the type of tile to have installed in your home depends a lot on your lifestyle. Marble is a luxury tile used quite often in bathrooms, entryways, and living rooms. It comes in many colors and nearly every geometric shape.

Granite tile is more natural looking, but it can be polished to a high shine. It’s excellent for flooring, and the available colors go well with natural woods.

Slate is similar in appearance to granite, but it is more textured. It has more of a soft matte finish rather than the high gloss granite can get when polished. It comes in many colors but can be difficult to repair. Because of this, it’s important to keep some extra tiles around just in case any become damaged.

Tile Size

Tiles come in nearly every size, from very small (under 1 inch in diameter) to quite large (24×48 square inches). They can be installed in a dizzying array of patterns using different shapes such as squares, triangles, and even circles. Since natural stone must be cut in order to install it in your home, you can also ask for custom cuts.

Consult the Experts

McFarland’s Flooring EnCounters is ready to help you make a decision about what kind of tile to select. We are knowledgeable about all the different types of tile and can help you decide which tile would fit your lifestyle.

You’ll love your experience with McFarland’s. We are family owned and have nearly 30 years of experience. There is nothing you can ask us about tile that we don’t know. Call us today to schedule an appointment in our showroom to peruse a multitude of tile options. We are ready to help you beautify your home.