The texture adds visual interest and a tactile element to any floor tile design, and it can be the difference between a flat room and one with depth and dimension. Unfortunately, it's sometimes overlooked with the tile but shouldn't be because, aside from aesthetics, texture also serves a functional purpose. That's one reason mosaics are so popular for bathroom floors; they're tiny, so there are a lot of grout lines that enhance traction.
Unlimited shapes, sizes, and designs
Whether you're choosing porcelain or ceramic, it's easy to incorporate texture because you'll see countless styles, shapes, sizes, and designs in our tile store. Many tiles, such as mosaics, a pebble-like ceramic usually glass-coated, or ones with wavy, geometric, hexagon, or block patterns, are already textured.
Porcelain can be made to look like anything, including wood, stone, fabric, or leather, while porcelain or ceramic encaustic styles use different color clays and not glaze to create their patterns. You can also create your textured effect by combining different shapes and sizes to create a unique layout, so come into our tile shop to explore our residential and commercial tiles.
A word about wood look tiles
Thanks to Inkjet Technology, a computer printer spewing many colors at once, intricate patterns can be created. Wood-look tiles come in all wood color tones, raised grains, high variation, and wood textures like wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.
Different finishes also add texture
Especially with stone or stone look tiles, the most common finishes are polished, which gives a glossy surface with highlighted colors; honed, which is like polished, but has a matte or satin finish. Honed tiles are often used on bathroom floors because they are anti-slip. The tumbled finish gives a smooth but worn look.
Tile flooring is durable, easy-to-care-for, and long-lasting; it can last up to 50 years when taken care of properly. We hope to see you at About Floors n More in Jacksonville, FL. Come in for a free quote! We work with homeowners and businesses in Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Neptune Beach.