Select Tile Countertops and Backsplashes the Easy Way!
1. With the myriad tile options available today, selecting finishes for your countertops, backsplashes and feature walls has the potential to be overwhelming. Before heading to our Portland showroom to choose your new tile, let’s cover some basic types of man-made tile. Then come on in and we will help you find just the right tile for your new countertops and backsplashes!
Common Tile Options for Countertops and Backsplashes:
Ceramic tile is widely utilized for countertops, backsplashes, shower walls, wainscots and fireplace surrounds. Ceramic tile is available as either handmade or machine-made and can mimic the look and feel of natural stone, wood or cement tiles. Because ceramic tile is fired at lower temperatures than porcelain tile it can be more susceptible to moisture and cracking or chipping if a heavy or sharp object impacts the tile surface. Some ceramic tile requires sealing prior to grouting.
Glass tile makes a wonderful addition to backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, showers or feature walls. Glass tile options range from glossy to frosted and can be solid color or variegated. Some glass products are consistent from tile to tile while others have inherent color and texture variation.
Glazed Brick Tile
Brick visuals provide texture on fireplace surrounds, feature walls and floors, but the thickness of true brick can be a problem for some applications. Glazed brick tile is a perfect solution, simulating the look and texture of real brick in the convenient thickness of ceramic or porcelain tile that can be installed on both walls and floors.
Metal tiles range from industrial stainless steel to vintage bronze. When designing wet or hot applications such as showers or fireplace surrounds check to make sure the specific product you select is approved to be installed in these areas.
Mosaics are a workhorse in the tile world— they can be used anywhere from floors to backsplashes. Conforming to drainage slopes and providing slip resistance makes mosaics the ideal choice for tile shower pans too. Mosaic tiles are typically mounted on a 12×12 sheet for straightforward installation and can be cut apart to create a decorative feature for your tile backsplash, shower, fireplace or floor. Our mosaic offerings include ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, shell and natural stone.
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Our Brands Include:
- Florida Tile
- Jeffrey Court
- Modern Surface
- Surface Art
- United Tile
- Z Collection
- …and more
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Macadam Floor and Design offers an extensive selection of flooring, countertops and window coverings for your next project.