Ceramic tile is made of coarse clay, while porcelain is composed of fine kaolin clay fired at higher temperatures. Therefore, porcelain is harder and denser than ceramic. Ceramic tends to come in neutral solid colors. In contrast, porcelain is found in colorful designs and designs that mimic other flooring materials like hardwood and stone. This more costly material can be installed outdoors in mild climates. Brands with a textured surface are less slippery when wet.
Because of its composition, porcelain is harder to cut than ceramic. But installers have the skills and specialized equipment to handle this brittle material. Tiles must be installed on a clean and level subfloor, so repairs may be needed before the flooring is laid. Tiles are attached to a cement board or fiber cement underlayment with mortar. Then joints between tiles are filled with grout, which comes in many colors. Once the grout dries, it is sealed to protect it from moisture.
Family-owned The Carpet Store opened in 1986. We bring great tile flooring and installation services to Oklahoma communities like Oklahoma City, OK, Norman, OK, El Reno, OK, Guthrie, OK, Shawnee, OK, Mustang, OK,Yukon, OK, Newcastle, OK, Tuttle, OK, and Midwest City, OK. We boast many repeat customers! We specialize in commercial flooring, but we take great pride in our residential work too. Our installation team can handle jobs big or small. To get started on your tile flooring upgrade, give us a call or stop by our showroom
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