No matter what kind of tile services you need in Kansas City, from tile repair to tile installation, TileKC.com is the tile company to call. From floors to walls, we specialize in tile installation in bathrooms and kitchens. Whether you just need to update an outdated bathroom or want to add some drama to a blah kitchen, our skilled tile installers can create the room of your dreams. From traditional to vintage to rustic to formal, tile sets the tone of the room from the ground up.
It’s not easy to tell the difference between floor tile and wall tile just by looking at them, but there is a difference. Basically, floor tile differs from wall tile in that it is more durable. Since a floor will take more abuse than a wall, it requires more resistance to cracking and chipping when things are dropped on it or when more weight is applied in one area (like the leg of a table or couch). The strength and durability of a particular tile are determined by the ingredients that make up the body of the tile, the kind of glaze or finish used, if any, and how long and at what temperature the tile is fired. It is possible to use floor tile on walls, but reversing this is not recommended.
We carry tile in all sizes from tiny ½” square to huge 20” square tiles. Generally speaking, though, most floor tile comes in a manageable 13”x13” size. The size of the tile will affect the look of the room. Sometimes tile that is small can make the floor seem to busy. Currently, the trend is toward large or very large tiles. Many of the standard 13” tiles are available in larger sizes from 16”x16” and even 20”x20”. It’s really a matter of personal taste.
While floor tile will affect the overall look of a room it is mostly underfoot and covered by furniture, rugs, etc. Wall tile, on the other hand, is at eye level and can really make a design statement. Your options are less limited in wall tile because you can have slick finishes without worrying about safety or slipping. No one will be walking on your walls. Most tile comes in matching floor and wall for a coordinated look, but with walls, you can also get raised patterns to add more dimension. If you want a professional designer look, but can’t afford an interior designer, check out our designer series of tile. The collections usually feature at least one floor tile (sometimes a larger size too), a tub/shower or backsplash tile and a couple of decorative accent tiles to add personality and interest. Combining these designer series can create absolutely stunning results!
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