The kitchen is the room in many Flagstaff homes that experiences the most traffic throughout the year. With social gatherings, meal preparations multiple times a day, and general foot traffic, you need a kitchen flooring that can handle the wear and tear it receives. Because of its durability, easy maintenance, and beautiful appearance, many homeowners opt for tile on their kitchen floors.
Strength & Durability
Tile is known for its strength. Ceramic is one of the most common materials for tile, as it is very durable. It’s made of natural materials, like clay, minerals, and water, compressed together and fired in a kiln at high temperatures. This solidifies the materials into a solid tile ready for kitchen flooring use. Porcelain, a variety of ceramic, is even stronger. It’s fired under more pressure and higher temperatures to increase its already high durability. Natural stone is another popular tile option. It is naturally strong and durable, and can withstand the heavy traffic the average kitchen endures.
One great thing about tile flooring for Flagstaff kitchens is the wide variety of styles available. Natural stone is unique, as it brings the beauty of nature into your home. It comes in many different types of stone materials, including granite, slate, and travertine, each with its own special color and texture qualities. If you want a tile flooring in a specific color, ceramic or porcelain are great options. They allow for flexible customization in coloring, pattern, and finishing options. You can find painted or dyed ceramic tiles in almost any color you can image, as well as choose whether you like a matte or high gloss finish applied on the surface. There is much creative freedom to be had when installing tile flooring because you can even mix sizes and shapes together to create unique, dynamic patterns.
Another attractive feature of tile for use as kitchen flooring is the ease of maintenance. It resists moisture, mold, and mildew, and can usually be easily cleaned with simply mopping it or using a rag and warm water. However, it’s important to clean up any spills as soon as they happen, as tile can be slippery and dangerous when wet.
If you’re ready to start shopping for the perfect tile flooring for your kitchen, we are here to help! We offer free estimates and design consultations where we bring the flooring samples right to your door. Call Floor Coverings International Flagstaff today!
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