General Features of
- Waterproof & Cool
- Beautiful & Versatile
- Scratch Resistance
- Unique Designs
- Dent Resistance
- Durable and Strong
Tile Flooring Overview
Quality Tile Floors
Tile floors are one of the most used flooring materials worldwide, they are versatile, durable, timeless, waterproof and beautiful desirable flooring option by most people. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are a work of art you can walk on! Each type is made differently and has its own characteristics and application. At floors Mecca, we offer a wide range of long lasting, and cost-effective tile floors. Tile floors are beautiful and versatile flooring solution that can be used anywhere and when installed properly are durable and easy to care for. It will absolutely add some old-world charm to your spaces.
The world of tiles is wide and spectacular with a seemingly endless choices and styles to choose from ceramic, porcelain, marble, cement, glass, metal, mosaics, quarry, natural stones or any other type you need. Floors Mecca tile flooring contractors and design experts will guide you throughout the entire process and help you decide and pick the right tile type and style based on your needs and place of installation. Using the right tile style, pattern, color and texture will help you achieve the look you desire, ancient or modern.
Tile Flooring Products
Ceramic and Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
How ceramic tiles are made? What is the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles? Here is a brief that summarizes the main characteristics and differences between the main types of wall and floor tiles.
Brick Lay Tiles
How Ceramic Tiles Are Made?
Tiles construction process is ancient, the main ingredients of ceramic tile and its general manufacturing process has not changed that much for centuries. Ceramic and porcelain tiles unite earth and fire, they’re created from natural materials extracted from the earth, shaped into tiles and fired in kilns at extremely high temperatures.
Generally, the process begins by mining the raw materials (clay and minerals), the mixture is then mixed and blended to create semi fine powder, adding water to the powder will form a slurry mud like material that is dried in a large dryer to create a fine clay powder. Next, the manufacturer will press and form the clay into tile shapes creating what’s called a green tile, and then the green tile will enter another drying process to remove some moisture. Depending on the type of tile being created, glaze liquid will be created, normally prepared from frit and colored dyes, and then applied to the green tile. Finally, the formed shapes will be fired in kilns at a very high temperature creating beautiful, durable and waterproof tiles that we can use.
Ceramic Vs Porcelain Tiles
Ceramic tiles are beautiful flooring option, it can be categorized into two main types, glazed and unglazed, and both are created from natural products. Each type has its own characteristics and usage. When you’re picking your new wall or floor tiles, you need to keep in mind that not all ceramic tile is suitable for each area of your home or business spaces.
Glazed Ceramic Tiles: Consist of 2 layers, body and bisque. The bisque layer is fired before the tile enter the kiln creating the tile glaze, which causes permanent physical and chemical changes to the tile giving it different characteristics compared to the unglazed ceramic tiles. Glazed ceramic tiles has non-porous, impermeable surface making it more stain resistant and easier to clean which means it’s more suitable option for active areas of your home
Unglazed Ceramic Tiles: Consists of 2 layers, body and bisque. The bisque layer has no additional surface application or glaze. Unglazed ceramic tiles are solid colored all the way through. Typically unglazed tiles are more dense and durable than glazed tiles making it a preferred option in areas where of heavy activity and wearability is a concern indoors or outdoors.
Porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles are basically created using the same technique, but Porcelain tiles are made up of 50% feldspar and fired at much higher temperatures than ceramic tiles making it much harder and denser than its ceramic counterparts. It’s a very popular option due to its low water absorption rate, durability, versatility and usability indoors or outdoors.
Which tile option to choose
Glazed, Unglazed Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles?
Ceramic and porcelain tiles come in many styles, colors, textures, patterns and price points making it real challenging for shoppers to decide. Each type has its own usage and benefits. At Floors Mecca, we will remove the guess out of the question, guide you and make it easier for you to decide and pick the most suitable tiles for your floors or walls based on the usability, installation location and your budget. There are many rating systems that can help us decide and identify where and why to use certain type of tiles, these ratings include but not limited to abrasion resistance, slip resistance, scratch resistance, moisture absorption, chemical resistance, density and breaking strength. Talk to us, and let’s help you pick the perfect tile to transform the look of your home today!
Areas We Serve
Cinco Ranch | Katy | Houston | Sugar Land | Richmond | Missouri City | Brookshire | Fulshear | Bunker Hill Village | and surrounding areas
We offer a variety of
Flooring Tiles Types
- Ceramic Tiles
- Glass Tiles
- Mosaic Tiles
- Porcelain Tiles
- Cement Tiles
- Resin Tiles
- Marble Tiles
- Metal Tiles
- Natural Stone Tiles
Tile Flooring Contractors
Quality Tile Installation Process
1. Free Consultation
2. Product & Pattern Selection
3. Preparation & Demolition
4. Installation & Clean up
5. Approval & Care Instructions
Tile floors are Cool & Beautiful
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Backed by years of experience and expertise in home remodeling and tile flooring, we will stand behind the work we do to give our clients the best remodeling and flooring tile installation services in the area ensuring their satisfaction and happiness. We care and do our best to keep Floors Mecca your favorite and most trusted tile flooring store in Cinco Ranch, Katy, Houston and all the surrounding areas.
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