No matter what kind of tile or stone services you need, from a small job to a large project, Carlson Tile is the company to call. From floors to walls, we specialize in tile installation in bathrooms and kitchens. Whether you just need to update an outdated bathroom or want to add some drama to a blah kitchen, our skilled tile installers can create the room of your dreams. From traditional to vintage to rustic to formal, tile and stone sets the tone of the room from the ground up.
It’s not easy to tell the difference between floor tile and wall tile just by looking at them, but there is a difference. Basically, floor tile differs from wall tile in that it is more durable. Since a floor will take more abuse than a wall, it requires more resistance to cracking and chipping when things are dropped on it. The strength and durability of a particular tile are determined by the ingredients that make up the body of the tile, the kind of glaze or finish used, if any, and how long and at what temperature the tile is fired. It is possible to use floor tile on walls, but reversing this is not recommended.
We carry tile and stone in all sizes from tiny ½” to 24” square tiles. Generally speaking, though, most floor tile today are 18″-20″. The size of the tile will affect the look of the room. The trend is toward large tiles and rectangular tiles. It’s really a matter of personal taste.
While floor tile will affect the overall look of a room it is mostly underfoot and covered by furniture, rugs, etc. Wall tile, on the other hand, is at eye level and can really make a design statement. Your options are less limited in wall tile because you can have slick finishes without worrying about safety or slipping. No one will be walking on your walls. Most tile comes in matching floor and wall for a coordinated look, but with walls, you can also get raised patterns to add more dimension. If you want a professional designer look, but can’t afford an interior designer, check out our designer series of tile. The collections usually feature at least one floor tile (sometimes a larger size too), a tub/shower or backsplash tile and a couple of decorative accent tiles to add personality and interest. Combining these designer series can create absolutely stunning results!
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