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Learn About Tile

A longtime tradition in the world of flooring, tile’s appeal remains stronger than ever in both the residential and commercial sectors. Providing a stealthy barrier against everyday splashes and splatters, while holding strong against temperature extremes, tile is ever versatile while allowing you to truly express yourself. Tile is both fun and functional, allowing you to make a sensible fashion statement even in challenging areas like the bathroom, kitchen, or outdoor entertainment spots.

With very few limitations, tile works well both indoors and outdoors. It can even be used to accent your walls, or protect your kitchen backsplash from the everyday elements. And, since there are so many types of tile to choose from, in many different colors and styles, it’s easy to find the exact look you’ve been seeking, with the performance capabilities life requires.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind while shopping for new tile.

Expert Advice - Choose the Perfect Tile

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Where Can Tile Be Installed?

Since tile is so very versatile, it can be at home in many different environments. It is naturally resistant to heat, cold, and moisture, so it works quite well in the laundry room, kitchen, or bathroom, as well as in finished basements. Of course, with its trendy capabilities, tile is also a lovely addition to your living room or bedroom. Durable porcelain tile is a favorite for commercial sites, since withstands lots of foot traffic and is easily maintained.

Our team of seasoned tile experts can recommend a tile product that’s a great match for specifically your space, style, and budget.

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Types of Tile

There are literally thousands of tile varieties to choose from, though a hefty portion of them made out of ceramic, stone, or porcelain.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are each sculpted from natural clays, with firing temperatures used to determine the end result. Porcelain tile products are fired hotter, for a denser product. While both are extremely durable and eclectic, porcelain tile can withstand a higher level of moisture, making it a natural choice for the kitchen or bath.

Stone tile is made from some of nature’s hardest substances. Materials such as granite, marble, and slate are used to create tile that works just about anywhere. A great addition to outdoor landscapes, you will also love stone tile for your hearth or your entryway.

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Our Tile Selection

At Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive and eclectic collection of porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile, among other fine tile choices, including glass and metal. Visit our retail centers in Culver City, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park, CA, to explore our many tile options.

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest flooring cooperative, Carpet One Floor & Home. This allows our locally owned and operated store to offer each consumer the buying power of hundreds of other stores around the continent, along with competitive pricing.

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Choose Tile

Tile continues to be popular in kitchens and bathrooms because it can handle moisture. Learn more reasons why you should choose tile.

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Tile Maintenance

Your tile floor can last generations, with minimal efforts. Follow these tips to keep your tile in tip-top shape for years to come.

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Different Types of Tile

There are tiles suitable for all different settings, but depending on its construction, certain types of tile fare better in certain situations than others. Choosing with care is always wise advice when selecting new tile for your home or business. 

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