Choosing a strong ceramic tile flooring

Choosing a strong ceramic tile flooring

Ceramic tile is a stylish and sophisticated addition to any floor. It's crucial to be sure you choose the right strength level for your installation.

Read labels thoroughly. Describe your project to the tile flooring expert. The right or wrong choice will make or break your project.

Floor vs. wall tile

Be sure the box is marked for floor use. Wall tiles should never be used on the floor, as they're thinner and slippery.

A wall tile placed on the floor will most likely crack under the pressure of people's weight! You can, however, use tile flooring on the wall if you so wish.

What is porcelain tile?

Porcelain tile
is a type of ceramic that's ultra strong. The composition includes non-absorbent Kaolin clay, as well as sand and glass. It's also fired at higher temperatures than most.

The result is a heavier, denser product with a low absorption rate. This is ideal for a busy, heavily trafficked room like the kitchen.

Porcelain tile flooring can also be used outside. It withstands any weather, including free-thaw cycles.

Other ceramic types include

  1. The 4 X 4 square. These are the highly designed, often glazed tiles seen in the tile store. They are used on indoor moderate foot-trafficked- floors, backsplashes, countertops, fireplace surrounds, etc.
  2. Category 3 is most commonly chosen for residential use. The box is labeled, but you can double-check with the flooring expert. 
  3. Mosaics. These are tiny but durable, decorative, and often glass-coated. Mold and mildew resistant, they're now trending for bathroom floors. Check out our tile flooring inventory with brands like Casa Roma. 
  4. Terracotta bricks. They're highly durable and can be used indoors or out. They work exceptionally well in the trending organic, rustic look.

Visit our tile store for your flooring needs

You can easily make your tile flooring unique, and Ritchie's Flooring Warehouse professionals can't wait to show you! We've operated since 1966 and have great knowledge, excellent customer service, and a large inventory.

Visit us
in Moncton, NB, or Dartmouth, NS, especially if you live or work in Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, Shediac, NB, or Amherst, NS.