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Tile Guide

Always steps ahead of the latest trends, tile flooring is one of our favorite ways to adorn our homes and businesses. Though hardly a new concept, tile flooring continues to innovate and expand its offerings. Today there are thousands of tile options, with products suitable for indoors, outdoors, floors, and walls.

At Dick’s Carpet One Floor & Home of Diamond Springs, CA, we offer the latest and greatest in tile products. Our expert team of tile experts can help steer you towards tile to match your color scheme, style preferences, and functional needs. Our tile inventory spans of your favorite brands, including Bel Terra tile. Do you have your heart set on a tile wall or backsplash? Here are points to consider as you narrow down your purchase prospects.

Types of Tiles

Today’s tile is made from everything under the sun, including metal, glass, and mosaic. New tile products appear on the market regularly these days. Still, the bulk of tiles are made using either ceramic, porcelain, or stone. Consider these facts while choosing your tile material.

Ceramic tile is the most well-known and common flooring choice for kitchens and bathrooms alike. This popularity is attributed to how affordable ceramic is and the vast array of style options. There are multiple sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns from which to choose, so no design is impossible! Ceramic tile resists water and heat, and it remains strong enough to support moderate foot traffic. Ceramic tile is ideal for indoor settings and not recommended for outdoor use. Another feature of ceramic tile is that it can be installed on your walls as well.

Porcelain tile is rated for indoor and outdoor use. It is more durable than ceramic, even though they are made from the same materials, because it is heated at a higher temperature. It competes with everything from heavy foot traffic to changing weather conditions, and it will rarely crack. Since porcelain is typically installed in areas with moisture, they feature a slip resistant surface for your protection and peace of mind. These tiles are durable and long-lasting and come in all the same styles as ceramic.

For our high-end customers, we offer stone tile options. Stone tiles are completely natural and are quarried in slabs. Since no slab is quarried from the same location, each stone tile features a pattern that is unique. Stone flooring is long lasting and beautiful but can become expensive depending on the size of the area you’re covering. Most stone tile is rated for indoor and outdoor use and can be treated to be stain resistant.

Wood-look tile is a smart choice for those who wish for hardwood looks with tile’s strength and waterproofing assets. If you have your heart set on hardwood in your bathroom or kitchen, wood-look tile is something you might consider.

Wood-look tile makes it possible to experience all the things you love about natural hardwood- the intricate wood grains and patterns, for example – along with the ease of care and flexibility that comes with a vinyl, porcelain, or ceramic tile. Like all tile wood-look tile is made to withstand moisture, heavy foot traffic, climate extremes, splashes, and spills, and its care requirements are minimal. Damaged tiles can be individually replaced, making repairs more economical as the years roll on. For these and other reasons, one might argue that wood-look tile is even better than the real thing.

Tile Installation

Tile’s steady popularity can be directly attributed to its sheer diversity. Tile installations can be done anywhere and are easy to customize. There are tile options suitable for both residential and commercial use. Our tile is made to manage moisture and wear, with the bulk of these considered 100% waterproof. Because of this, tile is equally at home in your living room as it is poolside.

A bold, colorful, and resilient alternative to wallpaper or paint, backsplash tile is steadily rocketing to the top of the trending list, with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Creative and customizable, your tile backsplash will bring an instant boost to your kitchen or bathroom, while protecting your walls from everyday damages.

There are, quite literally, thousands of color, texture, material, and dimensional combinations to consider, so it’s easy to create a backsplash that’s seriously unique to your space. Tile can integrate with any style: whether you’re contemporary, classical, or somewhere in between.

Our Tile Collection

Dick's Carpet One Floor & Home is a proud member of North America’s favorite independent flooring cooperative. You’ll love shopping locally while browsing the hottest tile products. Please visit us soon at 6516 Commerce Way in Diamond Springs, CA, to learn more about tile, or shop our tile online today. We are your local tile flooring store for Placer County. 


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