Floor tile is often used in kitchens, baths, and other wet spaces. That is because it stands up to water and moisture very well.

There are different types of tiles, however, and they all have various absorbency and durability levels. This determines how and where they are used.

Porcelain: Very low-absorbency levels

The level is so low that it's rated as "impervious." As a result, it can be used indoors or outside, withstanding the most severe weather conditions.

Porcelain is both aesthetic and functional. You'll see many porcelain colors and designs in our tile shop, where it's often used for wood and stone looks.

Porcelain, when unglazed, is considered through-body. That means the die goes through the piece, from top to bisque.

We also carry color-body porcelain. That means the glazing closely matches the bisque, hiding chips and scratches. It's notable because both keep your porcelain floors looking like new.

Considerations to enhance water resistance

1. The right or wrong tile can impact your remodeling. So when you come into our tile store, be sure you also describe your project in detail. The more information we have, the better we can help you with your choice.

2. When shopping for squares or subways, think about glazing. This gives the tiles a hard outer shell, making them even more durable and moisture-resistant.

3. Mosaics are mold and mildew resistant and popular for bathroom floors.

4. Ask about underlayments, meshes, sealants, and even rectified tiles that can enhance water resistance.

High-quality floors with great value

We give people the most significant value possible at the family-owned Schindler Carpet and Floors. So you'll end up with floor tile that's sophisticated, stylish, and affordable.

If you live or work in the Dallas area, visit our showroom in Lindale, Forney, or Tyler, TX. You'll see tile flooring brands like Daltile, Emser, Interceramic, American Olean, and more.