Gilbert Flooring Remodel 101: Tile Has Come A Long Way

Gilbert Flooring Remodel 101: Tile Has Come A Long Way

From one size and just a handful of colors, to limitless sizes, colors, shapes and grains, tile flooring has come a long way over the years. Of all the aspects of a Gilbert home remodel, it’s the flooring that truly has evolved the most over the years, to include tile that looks like hardwood and hardwood that acts like tile. When it comes to selecting the perfect flooring for your Gilbert home, there’s quite a lot to consider.


Stain-Resistant Porcelain Tile

One amazing evolution of tile flooring has been the stain-resistant tile. Porcelain is a dense, impervious, fine-grained and smooth tile that tend to absorb water much slower then ceramic tiles, and thus are considered to be mostly stain-resistant. Porcelain tile that has been glazed is the most durable and stain-resistant. If you have a house full of kids, or cats and dogs, I’d definitely recommend choosing a glazed porcelain tile for your Gilbert kitchen remodel.blog_types of flooring


Small Mosaic Tile Flooring

If you have a smaller kitchen and are looking for something that will create the illusion of space, consider small mosaic tile flooring. This type of flooring, while suitable for a small kitchen space, are truly meant for bathrooms. Before purchasing small mosaic tile flooring, come down to our showroom to talk with us about not only whether this type of flooring will work for your home, but why you absolutely would want a professional contractor to install for you.


Vinyl Tile Flooring

Vinyl tile, also called synthetic tile, is definitely one of the most cost-effective solutions for Gilbert home owners who are looking to remodel on a budget. Vinyl flooring is resilient, bendable, comes in a variety of sizes, is easy to install, and is sometimes the only solution for floors with excessive movement or cracks. While we don’t often suggest vinyl tile flooring to out Gilbert clients, it can be a great solution if you’re looking to add flooring to a closed-off garage or work shed.


Oversized Travertine Tile Flooring

Here in the Southwest, oversized travertine tile flooring is extremely popular where ranch-style homes reign supreme. These large tiles are great not only for the kitchen, but throughout your entire Gilbert home. Travertine comes in a variety of colors and finishes, and can be made to resemble a more marbled floor or a more antique floor. While oversized travertine looks amazing in a Gilbert kitchen and home, it is quite porous and thus can stain and look water-damaged. If you have pets or kids at home, avoid this option. However, if you have a more upscale home with older kids, this is a beautiful choice.


Wood Tile

A type of tile flooring that is becoming extremely popular wood tile, or tile that resembles wood flooring. While wood flooring is just not suitable for areas of the home that are exposed to water and spills, wood tile is perfectly suited and gives you the illusion of real wood. Wood tile comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, grains and wood colors. Wood tile can even take on the feel of wood!


As you embark upon your Gilbert kitchen flooring remodel, it’s always best to get your hands on the tile itself, touch and feel what your new flooring is going to be like. Avoid those big warehouses and commission employees. Shop local right here in Gilbert on Val Vista and Ray!