Porcelain tile is harder and more impervious to moisture than Ceramic tile and is suitable for a variety of uses from wall to floors, indoors and outdoors. It is the ideal choice for bathrooms, showers, laundry rooms, and any area that may get wet . Styles range from Natural stone looks, like marble, to wood looks, to fun patterns and textures.
Typically less expensive than Porcelain tile, Ceramic is most often installed as flooring in high-traffic areas like entries and hallways. Ceramic is light and porous and can absorb liquid which can cause staining. Ceramic can be installed on walls or floors and is easier to cut than Porcelain for the DIY-er.
From Marble to Travertine, Natural stone can add a beautiful touch to your home that will last for years, though it may need to be properly treated and regular maintenance. Variations in color can be significant, especially in marble and should be considered when selecting tile.
Solid hardwood is constructed with 100% hardwood and each plank is a single solid piece of wood. Solid hardwood flooring is durable and reliable, and provides beauty for a lifetime. Solid hardwood is not recommended for areas where moisture is present, such as bathrooms and kitchens, as well as below grade installations, as in basements.
Engineered Hardwood floors are made up of layers, with the top layer being 100% natural wood. The middle core is 5 to 7 layers of plywood that crisscross in different directions and sit on a bottom layer of wood. This highly stable core is less likely to expand, contract, or shift when exposed to moisture, humidity, and temperature.