Dakota county bathroom with ceramic tileYour Local Tile Experts

Floor Coverings International Dakota County is here for all your flooring needs in the greater Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, & St. Paul areas. Our flooring team has experience with all types of tile products and installations, including ceramic and porcelain. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are some of the most durable and versatile flooring options for your home, and we’re here to help you choose the right option that best suits your needs.

About Ceramic and Porcelain

Ceramic and porcelain are two closely-related materials that are created by glazing thin pieces of clay and then firing them in a kiln to promote durability. They are both highly resilient and resistant to high traffic and moisture, making them a great choice for many different applications. Both materials are most commonly used as a covering for floors, walls, or countertops, and in rooms such as entryways, bathrooms, and kitchens.

Porcelain is a subtype of ceramic made to higher standards, produced from finer clay that creates an almost impenetrable barrier to water. Porcelain is also stronger and performs exceedingly well in large formats for both residential and commercial use.

Advantages

  • Durable – both ceramic and porcelain tiles are extremely durable in a variety of climates. Porcelain tile is heated at a higher temperature and is usually more durable than ceramic options.
  • Low-Maintenance – the tiles can be easily cleaned with a damp towel or sponge. They are resistant to water and humidity, making it ideal in rooms with water exposure such as kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Endless Style Options – with endless combinations of size, color, and glaze you can rest assured that you will find an option that suits your personal aesthetic. You can use ceramic or porcelain tiles for more than your flooring.

Disadvantages

  • Hard Underfoot – while ceramic and porcelain can feel cool to the touch, perfect for the warmer months, it can be hard and uncomfortable underfoot when standing on it for long periods of time.
  • Susceptible to Chips or Cracks – this occurs more often with ceramic tiles and is often caused by improper installation. Choose a trusted local company like Floor Coverings International Dakota County to ensure a professional installation.Ceramic tile backsplash in kitchen

Our Partners

Because we have partnerships with leading manufacturers, we are able to offer our customers products from the best brands at affordable prices. We have access to a huge selection of colors, shapes, and styles of ceramic and porcelain tile, so you’ll surely find a product that fits your specific requirements or personal style.

If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of having ceramic or porcelain tile installed in your home or commercial space, call 952-808-1122 or schedule your free design consultation and estimate online today. We’ll bring the samples straight to you with our mobile showroom and help you find the perfect flooring for your needs!

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