Once you have selected the type of tile you would like to use, you can decide if you would like the tile installed in a standard square (which is most common), or if you would like to get creative! If you have questions, give us a call at 303-641-5169 for a free estimate or advice on the best tile for build.
Slate is an incredibly beautiful type of natural stone tile. It comes in a variety of colors, but many of them are very dark and can be almost black when wet. Because of this, ensure that rooms where you would like to place slate are very well lit and are accented with lighter areas, like white bath tubs or cream-colored tiles.
Marble tile is colored a bit more subtly than granite with usually only two color shades. It can come in a very high polish or a tumbled look. Around the same price as granite, it's a softer stone so it can be chipped more easily, but is much easier to remove scratches from than granite.
Porcelain tile, which is also fabricated (man-made) like ceramic tile, but looks more glazed and is more durable, comes in an array of colors. Arguably the best tile for floors due to its durability. Used in high-traffic areas like kitchens. If they do chip, the color goes all of the way through the tile so it is less noticeable. Can be used outside. Low maintenance.
Glass tile is most commonly used in bathrooms and makes a beautiful accent when used as a backsplash. It is not typically used to cover an entire area; instead, it is used to accent other tile.
Ceramic tile, available in almost any color, ensures versatility in any room and can be used for flooring, as it is not as slippery when wet. Ceramic tile is the most affordable tile with the only drawbacks being that it can't be polished and if it chips, the inside of the tile may be a different color than the outside of the tile.
Travertine sports many softer colors, and because of its earth tones can be used anywhere in the home and will match any décor. It can be tiled on floors, counter tops, or anywhere else. Travertine needs very little grout, meaning maintenance is lower than with other tiles. It's also not as slippery as granite or marble.
Granite tile, available in many rich colors, can be used anywhere in the home. Due to its sealed nonporous nature, it is usually best to use a different tile type on flooring and instead use granite for countertops, showers, or as an accent to another natural stone tile.
Selecting the right tile
We specialize in installation of all types of tile, including ceramic, porcelain and glass, along with all natural stone tiles including marble, travertine, slate, granite, sandstone, and limestone.
When choosing a tile installer, it is important to find a contractor who specializes in tile. Whether you select us or another company to complete your project, ensure the contractor is licensed and insured, and that they have experience with all types of tile. See below for a few pictures to inspire your next project and information on different types of tile.