With numerous wall and floor tile materials in so many colors and styles, it's easy and fun to create a unique room. Each tile material has distinct characteristics, and one of these materials is sure to work well for your application and room design. 55 Flooring is a tile store on State College Boulevard in Anaheim, CA that carries glass, porcelain, ceramic tiles, and more. Read on to learn more about tile flooring.

1. Tile can make a room feel larger

Glass tile is reflective. It will bring in the light with an attractive window covering, reflect off the walls or the floor, and the room will look larger. You can also make a room look more expansive by using large format tiles. A 30-inch x 30-inch tile is characteristic.

2. Tile offers a unique installation

Not all tiles are individually attached to a wall or floor with mortar. Mosaic tiles, which measure 2-inch x 2-inch or smaller, are available on mesh sheets. Penny round mosaic tile is popular, but panel tile is an alternative. A 24-inch x 24-inch panel is typical.

3. Tile offers extensive durability

Tile, regardless of the material, repels water. Tile materials also resist stains and mold and mildew, and with proper care, a tile floor, wall, or backsplash can last for decades. Clay-based porcelain is the most durable type of tile on the market.   

4. Tile can be a waterproof flooring option

While all tile repels water, not all tile is created equal. Porcelain, made of fine kaolin clay, is inherently waterproof, but ceramic, made of coarse clay, is porous. Therefore, ceramic tile is only waterproof when it is glazed.

5 Tile flooring is low maintenance

Tile flooring does not harbor dust, dirt, and allergens, which makes it easy to clean. A vacuum cleaner or microfiber mop effectively removes surface dirt. Grout may need to be resealed yearly for optimum performance.

Family-owned 55 Flooring boasts over 25 years in the flooring industry. In addition to flooring installation, we offer countertop and shower installation as well as design consultation. We serve Orange County, including Anaheim, Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin Ranch, and surrounds. Stop by our showroom in Anaheim, and we’ll help you get started with your tile upgrade.