The Pros and Cons of Concrete Tile
Concrete tile is an outdoor staple that has become an indoor favorite, especially for floors and countertops.
Concrete is a tough man-made mix of stone, sand, water and cement. It is long-lasting, water-shedding, hail-resistant and can be made to mimic the look of other building materials. It can be a good roofing choice for harsh climates.
Because it requires specialized tools and knowledge, and because you must ensure that the structure being covered can withstand the weight, concrete tile should be installed by trained professionals only.
Install Yourself? No
Best Uses: Floors, countertops
Con: Difficulty of installation
Price Range: $3–$5 per square foot
The Pros and Cons of Terrazzo Tile
This long-lasting tile can be found in many fun colors and is perfect for floors and countertops.
The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Tile
This all-purpose tile is durable, reasonably priced and comes in a wide array of colors and textures.
The Pros and Cons of Engineered Stone Tile
Engineered stone tile is a durable choice for countertops and backsplashes and can be found in a wide range of colors.
All About Concrete, Mortar and Aggregate Material
Learn about the different types of concrete, mortar and aggregates and how to choose the right materials for your project.
The Pros and Cons of Granite Tile
Learn more about this perennial favorite for countertops and backsplashes.
The Pros and Cons of Glass Tile
Glass tile is becoming a more popular flooring choice. The tile can be picky about where it's installed, but in the right location it's a real show stopper.
When it comes to picking tile, there are plenty of choices. Here's a rundown of some popular types of tile available.
Tile Shopping with Ann Sacks
Ann Sacks shares tips on finding the perfect tile to fit your home. She tells you how to get what you want and love it.
5 Ways to Personalize Tile Flooring
Here are five quick ways to personalize tile flooring.
How to Plan and Prep For a Tile Backsplash Project
Choose materials based on whether you are tiling a new wall, a prepared surface or directly onto old tiles.
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