If you’re seeking a versatile floor that’s colorful, creative, and exceptionally durable, it’s tough to top tile. Its unmatched durability and unique style make tile a popular option everywhere your home. In addition, tile comes in a variety of price ranges to help fit your budget
At Kenny's Carpet One Floor & Home of Carmel, NY, we carry an expansive tile selection spanning all the hottest colors and styles, including brilliant products by Daltile. A brilliant and stunning addition to everything from bathrooms to backslashes, tile has much to offer us. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering adding tile to your home or business.
Consumers have three types of primary tile options to consider: porcelain, ceramic, and stone. You’ll commonly see porcelain and ceramic tile in bathroom or kitchen settings. Ceramic tile comes in styles and colors for you to choose from, and it's great for kitchens. Porcelain tile is fired at a higher temperature, making them denser and dimensionally stable so that you can install them in heavily used areas of your home.
Made from a mixture of clay, sand, and other natural materials, ceramic tiles are shaped and then baked at elevated temperatures. The baking process ensures that the ceramic tile will be a durable surface.
The hardened ceramic tile can either be glazed or left untreated. Tiles are glazed for rich color and extra protection against deterioration. The process of glazing a ceramic tile also determines how effective it will be against deterioration.
All porcelain tiles are ceramic, but not all ceramic tiles are porcelain. Porcelain tiles have the added feature of having a water absorption rate of less than 0.5%. This makes them capable of being placed both indoors and outdoors. Finer types of clay make up porcelain tiles, along with quartz and feldspar. They are also produced at a much higher temperature than standard ceramic tile. This helps with making the product more water resistant.
Stone tile is a natural material and is incredibly durable. In addition, the stone is usually treated and sealed to protect against spills, stains, and scratches, so it will last a long time if properly maintained.
Tile can stand up to heavy foot traffic and humid environments. We recommend tile for kitchen and bathroom flooring. It can also be installed outdoors. If you choose to install tile in a place with high moisture, ensure that the tile is rated for specific moisture or foot traffic requirements. Ask one of our flooring professionals which type of tile is right for your needs and lifestyle.
Tile can also be installed on the walls of your kitchen as well as in shower stalls. Wall tile and shower tile are made differently than standard floor tile. Wall tile is much smaller and lighter, whereas shower tile comes in larger formats and is textured for more slip resistance.
Our talented team of flooring and home experts are here to help you find the perfect look for your kitchen, bathroom, bar, mudroom, and more. Updating and improving these spaces with a unique backsplash is one of the best ways to add value and beauty to your home. Our selection includes a variety of colors, styles, patterns, and shapes – from rustic backsplash looks like farmhouse style backsplash to sleek, modern aesthetics like a simple solid color chevron tile backsplash or herringbone pattern backsplash.
We have what you need for a beautiful mosaic tile kitchen backsplash, or a serene, spa-like bathroom backsplash. Our selection includes ceramic tiles, which are durable, easy to clean, and stay looking beautiful for years. We also carry stone tile backsplashes, such as granite, marble, and slate.
Kenny's Carpet One Inc. is proud to be your local flooring provider, proudly serving clients throughout Putnam County. Our membership with the Carpet One cooperative allows us to carry the best tile brands in the industry. Please visit us today at 246 Route 52 in Carmel, CA, to browse our exciting tile displays or shop tile online right now.
How to Care for Tile
Caring for your tile floor can be easy and requires minimal maintenance. By properly maintaining your tile floor, you can extend its lifetime and appearance.
Backsplash tile is a great option when you are looking to remodel your kitchen or bathroom. Backsplash tile can make clean up easier and is visually appealing.