The Versatility of Stone and Tile Flooring
Tile comes in many forms, is incredibly versatile and adds a stunning look to any room in your home. You can use tile for your floor, walls, backsplashes, and counters. Your options in tile are virtually endless! You can choose from ceramic, porcelain, stone, metal, or glass. As far as formats go, there are tiny mosaics to 20-inch tiles or larger. There are geometric shapes to consider – squares, rectangles, diamonds ,and ovals. And there are also textures – smooth, nubby and textured and finishes – matte, semi and high gloss.
The Basics of Tile
Not only is tile gorgeous but it’s also very practical. Tile is basically an inert surface of fired (baked) clay, metal or stone. It’s easy to keep clean and tends to retard the growth of fungus, mold and mildew.
Ceramic tile is used interchangeably with porcelain. Technically, both traditional and porcelain tiles are ceramics made from clay and other minerals and are fired at high temperatures.
Porcelain tiles are a form of ceramic but they are fired at much higher temperatures. Porcelain is dense and highly moisture resistant which makes it a good choice for bathroom and outdoors.
Glass tiles range from opaque to opalescent. They’re available in broad sizes, shapes, textures, designs, and finishes. They are excellent for anything from accents to full-wall mosaic treatments.
Granite is a hard, durable natural stone that comes in many colors. Granite can be used on floors, walls, and counters.
Marble flooring is making a comeback. With its strength and durability, and over five-hundred varieties available, the possibilities are virtually limitless.
How Do You Choose?
Tile and Grout Lines
The size of the tile will help determine the feeling of spaciousness. One trend, especially in larger homes, is fewer grout lines. This gives a more solid, less broken-up or separated look. You’ll find tiles in large formats such as 16” x16”, 18” x 18”, 20” x 20” and some are even 24” x 24”. There’s now a format called “rectified tile” which means that the tile is installed with no grout lines. This presents a sleek and modern.
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Tile and Stone Flooring in Denver, Arvada CO and Surrounding Areas
Meet with one of our design consultants to discuss your flooring or window covering project. We offer all types of flooring including wood, stone, tile, luxury vinyl and carpeting. Our custom window coverings from Hunter Douglas include blinds, shades, shutters, draperies and motorization options. With more than 100 years of combined experience, the staff of Bretz Interiors can handle any project.
We Are In Your Neighborhood
Our Showroom is in Lakewood, CO but we also provide free in-home appointments throughout the Greater Denver area including Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Westminster, Littleton, Morrison, and the neighborhood of Applewood, CO, and surrounding areas.