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. At Jims Carpet One Floor & Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, we offer one of the best tile selections in the region. Whether you are interested in a new backsplash tile, a natural stone foyer, or a beautiful new shower tile, we have you covered with affordable and trendy options. Even though tile is a popular kitchen and bathroom option, it can be installed in other places around your home including outside. Our services extend to tile installations and custom tile work. To learn more, visit us today to browse our tile samples and talk with our experts.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles are the most common residential options and are made from materials like clay and sand. Porcelain is traditionally denser and more water and heat-resistant because it is fired at a higher temperature. Porcelain floor tiles are a popular choice for busy kitchens and bathrooms. Ceramic tiles are lightweight, easy on your budget, and available in an array of styles. They are easy to clean and do well against moisture and wear. Since natural 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, stone tiles will last for decades 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 dimensions and make them stick out from the rest of the décor in your home. You will most commonly see mixed materials in backsplashes and custom tiled showers.
Wood-look tiles are a growing trend and have become popular in both residential and commercial spaces. Instead of square modules, each tile comes in a narrow panel shape that mimics hardwood planks. The tiles feature realistic wood visuals at the surface, including flowing grain patterns, knots, and realistic textures. Some collections even have beveled edges and a grout-free, click-lock installation system that makes them appear even more authentic. Others have thin, neutral grout lines that are very subtle. Beyond its water-repellent qualities, wood tiles are also stain and scratch-resistant. They can handle pet claws and foot traffic. Tile that looks like hardwood has become a popular choice in bathrooms and kitchens where moisture is an issue. Real wood planks are porous and tend to absorb water, leading to warping in high-moisture settings. Wood-look tiles give your space the same aesthetic as real wood, but you won’t need to worry about water ruining the floor. For the same reason, wood look tiles are now common in restaurants, bars, and busy commercial spaces. We have extra durable, slip-resistant hardwood tiles that are ideal for these settings.
Tile is most used in moisture-prone areas that may experience humidity, temperature changes, or unexpected water exposure, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, basements, and sunrooms. You can even have it installed as a patio or outdoor walkway, as long as you choose the right tile. 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 home. Tiles come in a huge range of styles and are installed in individual pieces, which means you can get creative and mix and match designs to create your unique look.
Tile is one of our favorite kitchen & bathroom design options. It has always been a wonderful way to customize your favorite spaces, and its endless potential certainly isn’t limited to flooring. High-performing, colorful, and creative tile can truly transform your spaces as a bold and brilliant backsplash or home accent wall. With its ability to protect against everyday moisture and its easy-care aspects, it’s tempting to go vertical with a customized tile backsplash. Changing your cabinetry or appliances is one way to update your kitchen, but we have a much more affordable way with brilliant tile backsplashes. Currently on-trend, yet always timeless in its appeal, a tile backsplash is a sweet alternative to traditional paint or wallpaper. Tile walls make a wonderful conversation piece and make your space truly one-of-a-kind. Adding a tile backsplash to the area around your tub, shower, sink, or kitchen range can also effectively protect your walls against splashes, spills, and splatters.
We offer a beautiful selection of tile, including both name brands and Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives like Bel Terra®. Our exclusive brands are backed by quality and award-winning warranties. As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, the largest flooring co-op in North America, we offer competitive tile prices thanks to our improved buying power. We’re also locally owned, so you can feel good about shopping with us. Come to our showroom or start browsing our tile selection online to get started now.
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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. Always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines.