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Tile: Affordable, popular and versatile

Once mainly seen only on kitchen and bath floors, we now see tile in every space in the house, from the entrance foyer to the living room.

Tile: for floors and more

It comes in so many colors, patterns, designs, shapes and sizes that many use ceramics for backsplashes and accent walls. It turns the backsplash into a focal point and adds design interest and pops of color with the accent wall.

If it is porcelain, it will stand up for frost and other weather conditions, so use it on patios, decks, and pools. Keep the ceramic version for inside installations.

To provide you with the best tile selection & experience, Yancey’s has partnered with K5 Hard Surfaces. If you are looking for a ceramic tile store, Yancey’s & K5 Hard Surfaces are the ones to see.
Ceramic tile flooring in Crown Point, IN from Yancey's House of Carpets

Ceramic vs porcelain

While porcelain tile is a type of ceramic, it also contains sand and glass. Being heavier, it’s appropriate for high traffic floors. It’s also waterproof, whether or not it’s glazed.

Ceramic is a little thinner but still strong and good for floors in lower-traffic areas. Highly designed, this is the version people use for backsplashes. Keep in mind it's waterproof only when glazed; your ceramic tile retailer can tell you more about this tile.

  • Either ceramic or porcelain can be made to look like virtually anything. That means your floors can look like stone, wood and even leather.

  • Easy cleanability. Just sweep or vacuum (preferably with a soft brush attachment). For more thorough cleaning, mop with a manufacturer-approved detergent.

  • Energy savings. This flooring has exceptional heat transfer abilities. When a room is cool, or hot, and you walk on bare feet, it gets transferred to your body.

  • Budget. If this is a consideration use a plain one on the larger areas, with some high-end ones as accents.

Best to get this installed professionally. It’s difficult to cut and there are no do-overs if you make a mistake in layout.