When it comes to installation, we strongly urge nothing less than a professional install. Anything less can be hard on your wallet and your floors too. Specialized tools are necessary, as is a good deal of experience. Besides, you deserve to have the peace of mind that comes along with professional installation.
Through the flooring innovations of today, ceramic tile is not only more affordable, but is also easier to maintain. The options for color, patterns, sizes, shapes and design are infinite. At Carpet Emporium & Flooring, we are sure that with the many different stones we have available, you will be able to find just the right stone for your home and design needs. Before looking at stone, there are a few things you should be educated on. The first thing is that there are four distinct types of stone.
These include Ceramic, Porcelain, Marble and Granite. Within the Ceramic selections, there is glazed tile and unglazed floor tile (aka Natural Stone). Glazed is the most common and it has a special coating that is applied to the body of the tile and then fired at a very hot temperature to seal the tile. The glazing then creates a hard and non-porous result. The benefits of glazed stone include Stain Resistance, Scratch Resistant, Fire Resistant, Fade Resistant, Slip Resistant and the best feature, Ease of Cleaning! The unglazed floor tile (aka Natural Stone) is free of the glazing process. However, while unglazed tile can be incredibly beautiful, it is porous and needs to be maintained regularly. There is a special sealant that can be applied to prevent stains and the seepage of spills and general dirt into the pours of the stone.