Tile Guide

Tile has been a classic choice for kitchens and bathrooms alike for years. Tiles feature many different benefits such as being easy to care for and incredibly durable. Our showroom features a collection of ceramic, porcelain and stone tile which come in a wide selection of styles, trends, colors and more. Even though tile is a popular kitchen and bathroom option, tile can be installed in other places around your home including outside.

At Jims Carpet One Floor & Home in Fort Dodge, our exclusive tile brands are backed by our award winning warranties. Tiles are installed in individual pieces, which means you can get creative and mix and match styles to create your own unique design. Our flooring professionals are waiting for you to stop by and to take a look at our tile collection. They can help you bring your ideas to life and into your home.

Expert Advice - Choose the Perfect Tile

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Types of Tile

Our tile selection features porcelain, ceramic and stone options for you to choose from.

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are the most common residential options, and are made from the same materials like clay and sand. Porcelain is denser and resistant to moisture and heat because it is baked at a higher temperature than ceramic. Porcelain tiles are more durable, so they tend to be heavier and can withstand foot traffic and are resistant to scratching and wear. Ceramic tiles are light-weight and easy on your budget, and are available in an array of vibrant and neutral colors. Since stone slabs are quarried from different locations no two tiles will look the same. That means you can have a durable and unique looking floor installed in your home. Although they are higher-end and more expensive, they will last for years in your home.

We also offer tile options that are made with and from different materials including glass, metal, and even concrete. Mixing different types of tiles into patterns can create amazing dimension and also make it stick out from the rest of the décor in your home. You will most commonly see mixed materials in backsplashes and custom tiles showers.

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Where can Tile be Installed?

Since tile is resistant to heat and moisture it is a popular option for kitchens and bathrooms.  Tile can be installed in more than just your kitchen or bathroom. You can even have it installed in your basement.  Other places tile can be installed include laundry rooms and even entryways. More durable tiles like stone and porcelain can be installed outside around your home as a patio or walkway.

We also offer a selection of wall tile, backsplash tile, and shower tile. Affordably update your space by adding a backsplash or custom tile accent wall in your home. You can even customize your bathroom by installing a tiled shower, which adds style and even value to your space.

Our Tile Selection

Not only do we carry name brand tiles but also Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands like Bel Terra. Our exclusives are backed by quality and award winning warranties. As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we deliver our customers quality flooring every day. Visit our showroom in Fort Dodge, IA to see our entire collection of tiles.

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How to Care for Tile

Tile flooring is one of the easiest floors to care for, and as long as you keep a regular schedule they will look beautiful for years to come. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines. Follow the link below to learn about a few tile cleaning tips.

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What are the Different Types of Tile?

When you stop by our showroom, you’ll find a collection of porcelain, ceramic and stone tiles that can be installed on your floors, walls, and even outside. We are bound to have a tile the suits your needs and style. Follow the link below to learn about different types of tiles.

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