Floors and walls were constructed with ceramic tile in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome, and now, thousands of years later, these clay-based tiles are still favored by homeowners.
Porcelain, a type of ceramic, is also available in many designs, including those that mimic other flooring materials like wood and stone.
Indoor City, a tile store in Lancaster, PA, brings many high-quality tile floor options to southern Pennsylvania homes and business owners.
Ceramic vs. porcelain
Ceramic tile is made of coarse clay, and porcelain tile is made of fine kaolin clay hardened in the kiln at a higher temperature than coarse clay. While porcelain is the superior material, ceramic tile will serve you well for many years.
Ceramic absorbs liquid, so tiles are glazed to repel water while stronger and denser porcelain is naturally waterproof.
Many homeowners limit floor tile installations to the bathroom and kitchen. However, that has changed, and today, ceramic and porcelain tile is commonly chosen for living spaces. Here are a few reasons to follow this trend:
● Styles are numerous, and many are appropriate for non-traditional spaces.
● Clay-based tiles are good heat conductors, working well with a radiant heat system.
● It's easy to add visual appeal to a room by placing rugs on a tile floor, including different layered rugs in color and material.
Your tile store in Lancaster, PA, is Indoor City!
Family-owned Indoor City brings an array of high-quality tile flooring to southern PA homes and business owners. We serve communities in Lancaster, York, Dauphin, Berks, and Lebanon Counties.
In addition, we offer other services, like design consultation, free in-home estimates, flooring installation, and a mobile showroom.
Our at-home service is convenient. When you submit a request for shop-at-home service, we call you for an initial phone consultation, confirm a shop-at-home appointment, and then bring samples to your home.
Visit our tile shop today in Lancaster to take advantage of our personalized service. Give us a call to schedule an at-home visit. An upgrade to a tile floor is a big project that we simplify for you!