Natural Floor Tile
Natural tiles are great for indoor or outdoor use, and they’re usually installed in areas where there’s medium to low foot traffic. These Semi-vitreous floor tile options are less absorbent, and generally require a little more maintenance than Porcelain or Ceramics (for example). It’s normal to install semi-vitreous natural tile in a dry environment based on its semi-absorptive properties. The highest levels of absorption from any material fall in the Non-vitreous category. This type of floor tile installation should not be installed around or in wet, damp, or moisture prone areas. In Chandler, we’re able to do some of this tiling work outdoors because it does not rain often, but we advise customers to use this type indoors primarily. A general rule of thumb is that if the tile material is more dense, the less absorptive they tend to be.
The aesthetically pleasing elements of installing Natural Stone:
Nature is the artist that designs each Natural Stone Tile, and that means each tile is 100% unique. Natural Stone Tile creates a atmosphere of being connected to mother nature by blending the outdoor space with the indoor decor. This type of tiling will usually have the lowest impact on the environment vs the other synthetic tiles that are available. There’s always a connection between the location of the installation and type of Natural Stone Tiling to be installed in that space. Some types of Slate, Quartzite, and Granite are most suitable for wet, damp, or moist environments. Some types of natural tiling will be subject to a more stringent maintenance schedule. These tiles are usually going to be going through a process to reseal and treat the surface. Natural stone tiles can be prone to cracking in higher impact areas, so it’s best to consult one of our tile installation professionals. We’ll provide more information on how to choose the best tile for your project environment. Call us today.