We Know Flooring

Showroom
442 U.S. Route 1,
Scarborough, ME 04074
207) 303-0391


We Know Flooring

Office & Warehouse
3 Vallee Lane,
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
(207) 937-5001

Tile

If you’re thinking about getting a new tile floor, it’s probably because of their easy cleaning, beauty, and serious water resistance. These are the reasons so many people choose to tile their bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. Tile is both generally durable and resistant to staining and wear. It’s comparatively low maintenance thanks to its durability so your new tile floor won’t need much upkeep. Having a tile floor in your home can also be helpful for adding to its resale value, due to the desirability of the material.

While it’s possible to install purchased floor tiles yourself, using a professional tile floor installer will save you time, headaches, and costly mistakes that come with DIY tile installation. Our team brings many years of experience to the table, to help you get the perfect floor you’ve been dreaming of that will last for many years to come.

Kitchen Floor Tiles

Despite recent trends towards hardwood flooring for kitchens, which we also offer, we firmly believe that tiled kitchen floors will remain a staple of well thought out homes everywhere for the foreseeable future, thanks to its durability and ease of cleaning.

Tile floors also allow you to be creative, using tile to make patterns on your kitchen floor using various shapes, colors, and styles to make your kitchen look authentically original and classically beautiful. With so many tile floor options you have your pick of the trendiest colors, designs, and looks to make the kitchen you are dreaming of a reality.

Glazed ceramic and porcelain are typically the best tiles for kitchen flooring due to their durability. Just keep in mind that your tile grout may need occasional sealing to maintain the beautiful look you want and prevent stains. Also remember that the cost of tile floors varies according to the chosen material, the size of tiles, and the complexity of the design you choose.

Bathroom Tile Floors

Most people think of bathrooms when they think of tile floors, and for good reasons. Not only is the inherent water resistance of a properly grouted tile floor appealing for any room with high quantities of moisture, but bathrooms can benefit from having matched or coordinated tiling on the walls as well, to protect the walls from the moisture that comes with daily use of hot water.

This is another opportunity to get creative, with the option to tile the walls half-way up or fully tile shower walls. Just make sure that the tiling you choose for wet floors isn’t too slippery!

What Kinds of Tile Are There?

Many customers come to us uncertain what options are available. We hope the short list below will help you to narrow down and understand your options, so that when you come in and see our selection in person, our experts who how best to help you find the perfect product.

Ceramic

Ceramic tile is often considered one of the best options for many applications. We are used to seeing ceramic tiles in shower stalls, but they are a popular choice for flooring as well. They can, however, be very slippery when wet, so paying attention to aspects such as size, shape, and texture is important when determining the best fit for your use case.

Porcelain

Porcelain has a lot in common with Ceramic tiles, as both are made from fired clay. Porcelain is fired at a higher temperature, making it harder and stronger than most ceramics. This can be a major advantage if you expect heavy wear, appliances, or other challenging conditions for your floor.

Many choose porcelain for its beauty, and for it’s seamless uniform coloring, which means chipping doesn’t result in unsightly color changes. It’s a difficult material to work with, so trust Quality Floor Finishers to install your porcelain tile floor for you.

Stone

Looking for something a little more unique? Stone tiles fit the bill with the texturing, colors, and patterns unique to natural stone. Unlike the two previous tile types, when the right stone tile is used and sealed correctly, stone tiles won’t be overly slick under your feet, even when wet.

Some of the most common stone types in bathrooms are marble, travertine, slate, granite, and limestone. Because it’s a natural substance, the range of available colors is also more limited, and the tiles themselves tend to cost more. The advantage of stone is in its natural beauty and appeal, not in its practicality and ease of use. Beautiful stone tiles will give a unique personality to any Kitchen or bathroom.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

We offer LVT for any use, but it is an extremely practical option. Especially in bathrooms and kitchens, it’s much smarter than wood tile floors. You can bring interest into any boring bathroom floor, since LVT can appear to be any of a number of other classic flooring types. Take a look at our Luxury Vinyl Tile page for more information about this remarkable material!

Linoleum Tile

Linoleum is is a classic flooring material for bathrooms, kitchens, and high traffic floors. It’s reliable, biodegradable, and one of the least expensive tile flooring options. It requires occasional maintenance, in proportion to wear, but it’s a solid option. Linoleum floor tiles can be found in solid or bold colors, intricately patterned, or with a light texture. While they’re good at handling water, you want to make sure seams are tight and well sealed to prevent seepage.

Here are some of the brands we carry for tile. We offer over 50 brands of tile, so if you do not see the brand you are looking for please call us.

Showroom
442 U.S. Route 1,
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 303-0391

Office & Warehouse
3 Vallee Lane, Old Orchard
Beach, ME 04064
(207) 937-5001

Showroom
442 U.S. Route 1,
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 303-0391

Office & Warehouse
3 Vallee Lane, Old Orchard
Beach, ME 04064
(207) 937-5001

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