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Tile flooring is a popular choice for homeowners in Klamath Falls, Oregon, looking to add style, durability, and versatility to their spaces. Cardinal Flooring, a trusted flooring provider in the region, offers an extensive selection of tile options that are sure to meet the needs and preferences of any homeowner.

This flooring option provides a timeless and elegant look that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any room. With a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, there are endless design possibilities. Whether you prefer the classic look of ceramic or porcelain or the natural beauty of stone, Cardinal Flooring has the perfect flooring to complement your style and decor.

In addition to its visual appeal, tile flooring is known for its durability and longevity. It can withstand heavy foot traffic, making it suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. It is also highly resistant to stains, scratches, and water damage, making it an excellent choice for high-moisture areas like kitchens and bathrooms.

At Cardinal Flooring, you’ll find a diverse range of options to suit any budget and design preference. From sleek and modern subway tiles to intricate mosaic patterns, their showroom showcases a vast selection of flooring that will transform your home. Their knowledgeable team is ready to assist you in finding the perfect tile for your project, providing expert advice on installation, maintenance, and care.

Installing tile flooring from Cardinal Flooring is a long-term investment. With proper installation and regular maintenance, tile floors can last for decades, offering both beauty and durability. Additionally, tile flooring is easy to clean, making it a hygienic and low-maintenance option for busy households. Tile flooring is available in a wide range of styles at our Klamath Falls location.

Tile performance

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Tile will outlast and outperform most other flooring and wall applications. Individual product performance will vary due to its density, sealant or glaze and how porous it is.

Ceramic and porcelain tile usually have a rating of 1 to 5 for their overall durability and abrasion resistance. Five being the most durable. Check the label to see the rating. Porcelain is denser than ceramic and can many times be used outside in climates where temperatures get below freezing.


Tile construction

tile flooring in modern living room

There are many types of tile and stone depending on your needs. There are Glazed Ceramic Tile, Porcelain Tile, Glass Tile, Natural Stone Tiles like Travertine, and even Metal Tile. Tile can be digitally printed to mimic natural stone, fabric, concrete, and wood.

Ceramic is a broad category of clay-based tile. Porcelain is a type of ceramic that produces a denser tile, which makes it more water-resistant and can have greater breaking strength.

Ceramic floor tile is the best choice for cost-effectiveness and to use in areas that won’t regularly be exposed to liquids. Porcelain floor tile is the best choice for areas that may see more moisture such as the bathroom. Ceramic is easier to cut, while porcelain requires heavier cutting equipment.

Porcelain tile can be used in many more applications than glazed ceramic can such as indoor, outdoor, floors, walls, backsplashes, showers and heavy commercial installations. They also come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.

Glass tile is available in many different shapes, sizes and colors, and can range from opaque to opalescent and in many different textures. Glass tiles are an excellent way to accent many installations such as back splashes, showers and floors. They also come in many different mosaics for use on walls.

Travertine tile is a natural, very porous stone. It needs to be sealed to perform best, especially in showers. It does need to be resealed annually to prevent moisture from getting under the tile.

Tile care

Taking care of your tile floors will provide years of optimum performance. Taking care of tile isn’t difficult. Basically you just need to use a cleaner designed for the type of floor you have.

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Porcelain

Regular, basic cleaning with warm water and mild soap is sufficient to keep porcelain floors looking good. You can also use gentle, everyday multipurpose spray cleaner to remove soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew. Do not use cleaning products that contain acids or ammonia (and other harsh chemicals) as these can damage grout and glazed surfaces of the tile.

Ceramic

tile flooring in traditional style bathroom

Glazed ceramic tile should be cleaned routinely with an all-purpose, low VOC, household or commercial cleaner. The product chosen should also be grout joint cleaning compatible. The type of product may vary depending on the tile application and use. A multipurpose spray cleaner, which removes soap scum, hard water deposits and mildew designed for everyday use can be used on wall tile areas in residential baths and showers. A cotton mop, cloth, sponge, or non-metallic brush should be used to apply and agitate cleaner. Rinse the area with clean water and dry thoroughly. Routine cleaners should never contain harsh chemicals as these can damage tile. Acids can damage grout and the glazed surface of the tile. Ammonia can discolor grout.

Regular dust mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming is recommended prior to cleaning with liquid products.

Unglazed ceramic tile should be cleaned routinely with concentrated tile cleaners with a neutral pH for safe regular use. These cleaners are better suited for removing grease, oils, and normal spills from unglazed products. Again these products will vary depending on the application, amount of traffic and the use. The product chosen should also be compatible with the grout.