kitchen with natural stone tile floorTile is one of the most versatile materials you can choose for your Dakota County kitchen. Not only is it highly durable and resistant to water, it’s a stylish option that works well as a floor covering, countertop, and backsplash.

At Floor Coverings International Dakota County, we partner with the top manufacturers from around the country to provide home and business owners in the greater Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, & St. Paul areas with the best flooring products for their needs. Read on as we discuss different tile materials and their benefits in your kitchen.

Materials

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There are many great materials to choose from when you decide on tile for your home’s kitchen. Whether you choose natural stone or a manmade ceramic, each tile will provide you with a unique design and excellent durability.

Ceramic – One of the most popular choices in Dakota County homes, ceramic gives you a great balance between affordability and strength. It’s available in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and it performs well in any part of your kitchen.

Porcelain – Porcelain is a subtype of ceramic made from finer clay and baked at a higher temperature. It provides superior durability and water resistance and performs exceedingly well as a flooring material. It’s a great choice for large format tiles (24” and larger in a given dimension) thanks to the tile’s incredible strength.

Natural Stone – This category of tile includes materials like granite, marble, and slate, which provide your kitchen with beautiful design and excellent durability. While natural stone tile is often more expensive and requires more specialized installation, these higher end materials can often increase the value of your home and give you decades of durability.

Glass – Glass tile is not commonly found as a floor covering or countertop but excels as a backsplash or accent wall in your kitchen. Its translucence will add depth to your design and its reflective surface will help brighten your kitchen and help create a larger sense of space.

Benefits of Tile

Tile can be installed in a variety of patterns allowing your creativity to shine. From classic subway patterns to more intricate designs including herringbone and the Versailles pattern, your tiles can be arranged in unique ways that other materials simply can’t achieve.

Tile is also a great low-maintenance choice for your kitchen. For tile flooring, regular sweeping and wiping with a damp mop is all you need to keep your floors looking their best.

Get Started

If you’re ready to explore the best tile options for your kitchen, get in touch with our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County. Call 952-808-1122 today or schedule your free design consultation online and we’ll bring our mobile showroom of flooring samples right to your door! Start your next project today!

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