Nearly 30 years of tile experience
We call on our 50 years of combined flooring industry experience to provide you with valuable information so you make the smartest tile decisions for you, your family, and your home. At The Carpet Stop, we believe that the more you know about tile, the easier it will be for you to make an informed and confident purchasing decision.
What are the different types of floor tile?
Ceramic tile is made from clay that has been molded and then heated under extreme pressure. There are two main types:
- Porcelain floor tile is a ceramic material that contains feldspar crystal, which, when heated under extreme pressure, becomes a glasslike material with incredible hardness and durability.
- Non-porcelain ceramic tile is the traditional variety made from any combination of minerals that include white, red, and brown clay.
Stone tile is a category that encompasses many different natural stone materials, including marble tile. Because stone naturally varies in composition, each type of stone tile has different practical uses and different care and maintenance requirements.