Porcelain stoneware can be used instead of natural stone. It is a ceramic material like a tile; however, it is typically 20 mm (0.79 in) thick and often comes in squares of 60 cm (24 in).
Ceramic tile are clay products which are formed into thin tiles and fired. Ceramic tiles are set in beds of mortar or mastic with the joints between tiles grouted. Varieties of ceramic tiles include quarry tile, porcelain, terracotta.
Hard flooring (not to be confused with "hardwood") is a family of flooring materials that includes concrete or cement, ceramic tile, glass tiles, and natural stone products.
Decorative surfaces are used on most every type of exposed surface including kitchen and bath cabinets and increasingly on feature walls. Discover a full range of decorative surfaces to create the desired look with the latest products and features.
Natural stone can be cut into a variety of sizes, shapes, and thicknesses for use as flooring. Stone flooring is uses a similar installation method to ceramic tile. Slate and marble are popular types of stone flooring that requires polishing and sealing.
Agglomerate is a man-made stone or tile that consists of stone pieces and/or aggregates held together in a resin. Most agglomerate tile has the same characteristics as the type of stone used, and is frequently classified as granite, quartz or marble.
Travertine is a variety of limestone that is created when heated aquifer waters rise to the surface and leave layers of mineral granules. Over time, these deposits cool and crystallize into travertine.
Floor covering is affected by factors such as cost, endurance, noise insulation, comfort and cleaning effort. Some types of flooring must not be installed below grade, including laminate and hardwood due to potential damage from moisture.