The Taj Mahal, San Francisco’s 16th Avenue Steps, and the New York subway: what do these places have in common? They are famous for their prominent use of tile. Many Apple Valley homeowners choose tile flooring because of its iconic, timeless appeal. At Floor Coverings International Dakota County, we carry a large selection of ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tiles that will add elegance to any room of the house.
Tile is gorgeous. It conjures a sense of grandeur and antiquity. Historically, tile has been reserved for buildings of great cultural significance. It can be found in Spanish castles, Turkish palaces, and in the White House.
Never worry about moisture. Most tiles are water resistant or completely impenetrable. This is why tile is a great idea for bathrooms and kitchens in the Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, & St. Paul area. There is no need to worry about standing water with tile floors.
It’s durable and long lasting. Archeologists often find tiles while unearthing ancient ruins. They truly stand the test of time. Perhaps that is why tile floors often evoke a sense of permanence. Tile is great for high-traffic parts of your home because they resist dings and scratches. In the event that a tile is damaged, it is often easy to install a replacement.
Tile is easy to clean and hypoallergenic. Ceramic, glass, and porcelain tiles are as easy to clean as your countertop. Simply wipe them down with a moist cloth. When spills occur, tile is easy to mop. To clean tile grout, simple scrub with a hard bristle brush. Stone tiles require a little more work, including use of a sealant to prevent staining from the minerals naturally found in tap water, but they make up for it with their natural beauty.
Any Color, Any Style
Common tile materials include glass, ceramic, porcelain, travertine (limestone), marble, slate, and granite. Faux-wood tile has become very popular as an alternative for hardwood. It maintains the look and feel of traditional hardwood floors without the worry of warping and buckling from moisture. This “wood-look” tile is a great way to have a hardwood aesthetic in your bathroom.
Your Flooring Experts
At Floor Coverings International Dakota County, it is our mission to find the perfect tile for Apple Valley homes. Call today for a free, in-home consultation with one of our trained flooring design associates!
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