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Why Erwin, TN loves tile flooring

 
Whether it’s for your floor, kitchen backsplash, shower wall, or fireplace surround, tiles will add class, charm, and distinction to any room in the house. Whether you want a wood or stone look, geometric design or an assortment of pattern plays, you'll have a myriad of options from which to choose. If you’re looking for the best place to buy tile in Erwin, TN, look no further than Keesecker Appliance, Furniture & Flooring.
 

Porcelain or ceramic?

 
Porcelain is a type of ceramic with a composition of clay, sand, and glass. It’s heavier, making it ideal for flooring in high-traffic rooms, such as kitchens, baths, and hallways. It’s made from a non-porous clay called Kaolin, so it’s waterproof. Porcelain can also be used outside.

Ask your tile flooring retailer about gauged porcelain. This simply means the material is cut into extra-large planks or slabs. These size tiles are currently trending, so this might be ideal for you, especially for wood-look ceramics.
 

Other types of ceramics

 
Ceramic tile comes glazed or unglazed and is thinner than porcelain with a hard outer coating that makes it almost impossible to break. It is recommended to be used only indoors for low to medium traffic floors. This would include the popular 4 X 4 square which we’ve all seen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other ceramics include mosaics, tiny and highly decorated pieces. It's common to see them on Greek or Roman-themed floors. They are usually coated with glass, which gives them a shiny, luminous quality. They are highly durable and easy to clean. A terracotta tile has that wonderful brown-red color that is great to use in a rustic environment.

Subway tile is now available in a wide color palette, as well as numerous shapes and sizes; this works with very low traffic floors and is very common on backsplashes and tub/shower surrounds. Please be sure to tell us how you plan to use it, as there are different grade levels for durability for flooring and walls. For example, a grade of 5 is recommended for heavily-used rooms and commercial installations.

Installation requires special tools, such as tile saw cutters, notched trowels, and grout floats. Determining the layout can be tricky and there’s no option to go back to make any adjustments. We highly recommend a professional Installation for tile in your home.

If you are looking for elegance and sophistication, look no further than tile flooring. Come into the Keesecker Appliance, Furniture & Flooring showroom in Erwin, TN to explore our large inventory of tiles. In fact, if you live in Erwin, TN, Jonesborough, TN, Johnson City, TN, Unicoi, TN, Tri-Cities, TN, or Mars Hill, TN, schedule an in-home consultation with one of our tile experts.