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Tile guide

Oberdorf Carpet One Floor & Home in Lewisburg, PA is your local retailer when it comes to tile flooring. Tile is an incredibly versatile option when it comes to functionality and style. Tile flooring can be installed anywhere in your home, and even outside of your home. Unmatched durability and unique style contribute to tiles popularity in both commercial and residential settings.

Tile comes in a variety of price ranges to fit your budget. It’s commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms. Did you know you can not only install tile on floors but on your walls too? We carry specialty wall tile that is small and light, so you can create a custom backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom wall. We carry several different colors and designs for you to create an eye-catching space.

Types of Tiles

One of the most popular tile options we have is ceramic because of how versatile of a product it is. When ceramic tiles are glazed, they are not as porous which makes maintenance easier. It also prevents the growth of harmful mold and mildew. One limitation of ceramic tile is that each batch can vary in size and color, but we can work with you to make sure your order comes from the same batch. Ceramic tile performs best in kitchens and bathrooms, since it has a slip resistant surface.

Another type of ceramic tile is porcelain. Unlike ceramic, porcelain tiles are made by applying heat to refined clay, which produces a denser floor tile as a result of the higher temperatures. Since porcelain is denser, it makes for a great indoor/outdoor option. Porcelain tiles are available in a range of colors, textures, and sizes so your style options are only limited to your personal preferences. If you have pets at home or live an active lifestyle, porcelain is the perfect option for your home.

If you are looking for tile other than flooring, check out our collection of wall and backsplash tile. Our wall and backsplash selection includes porcelain, ceramic, mosaic, and glass tile options. Backsplash tile is a fun and simple way to transform your kitchen or bathroom. You can add a pop of style to your home while staying within your budget. Wall and backsplash tile serve as a functional addition to your space as well as visual. They protect your walls from moisture and unexpected splashes.

A recent trend is wood look tile. Unlike real hardwood, wood look tile does not require as much maintained such as being refinished or stained. However, this tile still requires grout. Many wood look tiles have straight edges that are consistent, meaning that the grout joint can be smaller. Wood look tile is very durable and resists fading and scratching. With the proper care, a wood look tile floor will last several decades. It’s much more durable than real wood, especially in areas with high traffic or higher levels of moisture. That means you can install wood look tile flooring in places around your home such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more. The visuals are so realistic in some cases that they can even be installed in living rooms.

Where to Tile?

One of the several advantages of tile flooring is all the places you can install it. Since tile can withstand moisture and heat, you can install it in places like laundry rooms. Tile is traditionally seen in kitchens & bathrooms because of its resistance to stains, and for how easy it is to clean if you drop something.

Tile can also be installed on your walls. Wall tile is limited to specific tiles that are lightweight, so they better adhere to your walls. Wall tile protects your walls from accidental food splatter and overexposure to humidity. Many homeowners like to use tile as a backsplash in their kitchen or bathroom. Backsplash was originally used in kitchens to protect the walls from grease splatter. Now backsplash tile is used as an accessory in the kitchen or bathroom to express personal style.

You can also use tile to create a custom shower in your bathroom. Porcelain tile is the best option for showers because it is resistant to heat and moisture. You can choose large format tiles and accent it with small mosaics. Custom tiles showers not only make your bathroom look unique, but they also help to increase the real estate value of your home.

Our Tile Collection

Our membership with the Carpet One cooperatives gives us the ability to have access to the best tile brands like Daltile. We also carry our own Carpet One exclusive brands like Bel Terra. Please visit us soon to explore our tile options.

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