Coles Fine Flooring | Quartz vs Granite Tile

Tile Tips from the Experts!

Tile has an endless variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. The possibilities are virtually infinite. Whether you are looking to tile your bathroom, living room, outdoor patio, or kitchen, there is a perfect tile solution for your specific project needs. You can custom design a mosaic effect, mix and match tile for bold visual, imitate other finishes like marble or wood and so much more!

To give your home a more natural look and feel, you can choose ceramic or stone floors, rough textured tiles or even tiles that look like wood planks. Tile floors require less maintenance and give warmth as well as beauty to any room of your home.

When tiles are used on a floor or flat surface, stains are inevitable. Any natural material can be damaged and stained, usually easier than man-made materials like ceramic tile. Stone, because it’s porous, has the potential to be stained even more. When tile is used on a counter top or floor, it really needs to be sealed to prevent moisture and dirt from soaking into the natural stone. Cleaning these tiles is easy when they have been finished properly. Coles provides a variety of cleaning and sealing products for your stone and tile floors. Whether you tile your bathroom, your living room, or your whole home, it will provide you with years of comfort and natural elegance.

Coles Fine Flooring | Ceramic Tile

Ceramic Tile
Ceramic Tile is man-made from clay and other materials, then fired at extremely high temperatures. It can be glazed or non-glazed and is extremely durable and water resistant making it great for kitchens, bathrooms and high traffic areas. Ceramic tile comes from small mosaic sizes all the way to large 24-inch tiles and everything in between. It is very easy to clean and doesn’t harbor germs.

Porcelain Tile
Porcelain Tile is also made from clay and other materials and then fired at extremely high temperatures. Similar to Ceramic Tile, Porcelain Tile can be glazed or non-glazed, is water-resistant and easy to clean. Porcelain is however, denser than ceramic making it a bit more durable and pricier in comparison.

Glass Tile
Glass tiles can be opalescent or opaque. They are often used for accents, backsplashes, and wall mosaics. They beautifully reflect light and come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Coles Fine Flooring | Ceramic Tile

Marble Tile
Marble is extremely durable and strong and is becoming more and more popular all the time. This look is very popular in entryways and bathrooms, and makes for a luxurious that will never go out of style.

Granite Tile
Granite Tile can be used on counters, walls, and floors. Most popularly used in kitchens, granite is extremely durable and is resistant to stains and moisture. Granite Tile comes in many gorgeous colors and natural patterns.

Coles Fine Flooring | Quartz vs Granite Tile