ceramic tile pittsburghFloor Coverings International Pittsburgh is your premier flooring store and installer for ceramic tile. This durable and beautiful stone tile option is popular for a range of spaces in homes and businesses around the Pittsburgh, Wexford, Cranberry area.

Ceramic tile is made from a mixture of natural clay minerals that are glazed on one side and then fired at an extremely high temperature. The high temperature and glazed finish make ceramic extremely durable.

Some of the most popular rooms for ceramic are entryways, bathrooms, and kitchens. You’ll also sometimes find ceramic in finished basements. Though ceramic is often used for flooring, it can also be used as a covering for countertops or as wall tile in a backsplash.

 

Advantages

Moisture Resistance: Ceramic tile naturally resists moisture damage. This is one of the key reasons it’s so popular in bathrooms.

Durability: Ceramic resists dents, scratches, and stains thanks to its composition and the way in which it is made. If installed correctly, it can last for many years.

Easy Maintenance: With all of its durable qualities, ceramic is quite easy to take care of. Just wash it with a sponge or damp towel periodically.

Styles: Thanks to its popularity, ceramic tiles are available in a huge range of colors, shapes, and sizes. It shouldn’t be hard to find a style that works with your existing décor.

 

Disadvantages

Hardness: Ceramic’s natural durability also makes it quite a hard flooring material. If you will be standing on your ceramic floor for long periods of time, it could be quite unforgiving on your joints.

Installation: If ceramic is not installed correctly, it could be susceptible to chips or cracks. Be sure to contact an experienced installation team like ours at Floor Coverings International Pittsburgh to ensure that your new tile is installed correctly.

 

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