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Tile protects moisture-prone areas

Tile adds a clean and uncluttered look to moisture-prone surfaces, but its simple beauty is anything but boring. Tile is available in various styles that feature subdued and colorful designs, neutral and bold colors, and standard and uncommon shapes. You can combine two or more types of tile to create a stunning look. Whether you're designing an all-white room or a creative 'masterpiece,' you can find the perfect tile for your project at Town Flooring, located in Charlottesville, Virginia. We carry tile for floors, showers, and backsplashes.


Most often, homeowners choose a ceramic material for tile floors. More costly porcelain, a type of ceramic, is an alternative that includes a broader choice of colors and designs. Both clay-based materials are hardened in a kiln, but porcelain is fired at higher temperatures. It is made of kaolin clay, while a coarse clay is used to shape ceramic tiles. Porcelain is inherently waterproof, but only glazed ceramic is waterproof. Some porcelain tile patterns mimic stone and hardwood, so design options are plentiful with this type of flooring.


Porcelain tile and lighter ceramic tile are used for shower walls as well as floors. While standard 12-inch x 12-inch tiles and large format tiles are popular for floors, mosaic tile is favored for showers. This kind of tile is usually a 2-inch or smaller square. Mesh mount sheet mosaics ensure that installation is not laborious and time-consuming. Subway tile, another option for showers, is in vogue again. Traditional subway tile is white, ceramic, and 3-inch x 6-inch in size. Modern versions of the classic wall tile come in many colors, materials, and sizes.


A backsplash can add a dramatic element to a bathroom or kitchen, or it can mesh well with other room features to create a harmonious and muted decor. This attractive barrier protects walls behind the sink, countertop, and stove. Glass, ceramic, and porcelain are popular materials for backsplashes. Glass tiles brighten a room by reflecting light throughout the space. For small rooms, consider using the backsplash tile around the entire room for a more refined look.

The installation team at Town Flooring installs tile on floors, shower walls, and backsplashes. We are a locally owned business that strives to satisfy the home improvement needs of central Virginia residents who live in Charlottesville, VA, Earlysville, VA, Ruckersville, VA, Gordonsville, VA, Louisa, VA, Orange, VA, Ivy, VA, and Fluvanna, VA as well as surrounding areas. It’s easy to complete your tile upgrade when you take advantage of our interior design services, free in-home estimates, and knowledgeable flooring specialists. Visit our showroom today.