Tile Flooring

Porcelain Tiles & Bathroom Flooring in Michigan


If you’re looking for a great flooring option for your home, you owe it to yourself to consider tile. Mans Lumber has been installing tile and other flooring options for Michigan homeowners for more than 100 years. Tile flooring is an excellent choice for a variety of locations in your home. You have many choices when it comes to tile. Tile is manufactured from several materials, including stone, clay, metal, quartz, and terrazzo. You can choose between porcelain and non-porcelain tiles as well as natural stone tiles. Keep reading to learn more about tile flooring and contact our team to get your estimate.

Why Choose Tile Flooring for your Home


For thousands of years, discerning builders have chosen tile floor for their projects due to its many benefits. When you begin to factor in how environmentally-friendly ceramic and porcelain tile products are, you’ll see that tile is the obvious choice when building green.

Ceramic and porcelain flooring tiles are some of the longest lasting flooring products on the market today. Unlike carpet, vinyl, or laminate flooring which have to be replaced periodically, properly installed tile will last a lifetime. Indoor air quality is a hot topic and for good reason. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contribute to a wide variety of health problems and are a significant cause of “sick building syndrome.” Since tile is fired in kilns to extremely high temperatures, there are no volatile organics in the finished product that can be released into the air we breathe; literally “zero.” In addition, there are adhesives and grouts available that contain zero, or very low VOCs. Some carpet, vinyl, and wood flooring contain low VOCs, but none can compare to zero. Tile factories today are “closed loop,” reusing water and materials. They send only negligible amounts of scrap to landfills and waste water to treatment facilities.

With tile manufacturers located in every region of the United States, tile and installation products made with local raw materials are widely available, unlike some other flooring tiles choices whose manufacturers must ship their product thousands of miles to reach you. This regional availability reduces the amount of energy consumption and air emissions associated with shipping these products from the factory to your project site. Tile flooring is inhospitable to dust mites, mold, germs, and bacteria and often used to replace carpet for people with allergies or asthma. Ceramic tile is easily cleaned, often only with warm water, eliminating the need for chemicals and cleaners needed to maintain other types of floors.

Types of Tile Flooring

Ceramic tile remains one of the most popular types of tile for flooring. It’s manufactured from clay materials that are formed into a mold after being quarried and prepared. Ceramic tiles are ideal for kitchen and bathroom floors, as well as for walls and backsplashes. Some homeowners prefer ceramic tiles for outdoor patios as well. Ceramic tile stays cool underfoot during the summer and warm in the winter. When choosing ceramic tile, you have the choice between porcelain and non-porcelain tiles. Traditional ceramic tile is non-porcelain.

Porcelain is a specialized type of ceramic with a higher density that is fired longer at a higher temperature. Another popular option is natural stone tile. These tiles are also great for flooring, walls, backsplashes, and more. Some of the most popular natural stone tile options include marble, granite, travertine, limestone, and slate. Natural stone tiles are synonymous with opulence and luxury. They can increase the resale value of your home when used in kitchens or bathrooms.

The Benefits of Tile Flooring


With so many flooring options available to you, it makes sense to choose the one with the most benefits as long as it fits your budget and preferences. Tile is relatively common in kitchens and bathrooms, but it’s not limited to just those areas. Ceramic tile works well with many styles of home décor. Learn more about the benefits of having Mans Lumber install tile flooring in your Michigan home:

Cost-Effective

Every homeowner wants to save money, and having tile installed is more affordable than other flooring options. Tile has a long lifespan, which means with proper cleaning and maintenance, you won’t need to replace it often.

Keeps Your Home Cool

Tile is known for its cooling properties. Feeling the slight chill of your cool tile floors is enjoyable on a warm summer day. Carpet can retain heat, but tile remains cool. This may help you cut down on your air conditioning bill during the warmer months.

Durability

Tile is ideal for areas with a lot of foot traffic, unlike carpet, which can show wear and tear. Tile is easy to repair and is long-lasting.

Variety

You have virtually endless possibilities when choosing tile flooring. You can select the perfect size, style, and color for your home. Our design team can help you make the best choices. Tile is versatile and pairs well with many styles of interior design.

How to Clean & Maintain Tile Floors


If you want a flooring type that’s easy to clean and maintain, tile may be right for you. Carpets collect dirt and debris, but there’s nowhere for them to hide with tile. Tile does require some cleaning, but it’s relatively easy to do. A simple sweep and spot cleaning usually does the trick. Most tile types only require mopping once a week, which may not even be necessary for low-traffic areas. You can opt to use a grout cleaner with a small brush to remove discolorations between tiles. You can preserve tile’s integrity by applying sealer every three to four years. It’s relatively easy to make simple DIY repairs to tile floors. You can remove and replace damaged tiles, so you might want to ask us for a few extras when we install your new flooring.


Your Local Flooring Installation Experts


Whether you prefer tile, carpet, or hardwood, you can count on Mans Lumber for professional flooring installation. We’ve been installing new flooring for homeowners in Canton, Birmingham, Trenton, and Ann Arbor, MI since 1900. We’re committed to getting the job done right and on time. We communicate with you throughout the process and minimize downtime and disruption. We’d be happy to discuss your flooring options with you and answer any questions you might have about tile. Contact us today to request your tile estimate.