Tile and Stone

The Tile and Stone for Destination in Colorado Springs for Floors and Walls

Our extensive inventory of tile and stone only leaves design limitations to that of your imagination. Our selections of tile and stone come in many different styles and sizes, certain to satisfy the taste of any customer in the Colorado Springs area. Whether you want something rustic, modern, or classic, we’ll be able help turn your floor, shower, or splash vision into reality with designs that are both beautiful and versatile. It is no wonder why tile and stone are such a popular option when looking to update flooring.

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Our wide selection of tile and stone comes from industry leading brands including, but not limited to, Surface Art, Dal Tile, Emser, and Marazzi. We offer a variety of floor tiles and stone for the Colorado Springs area to fit your lifestyle and flooring needs. Our family operated business focuses on the small details when it comes to choosing your flooring; everything from product type to installation has a team of highly trained experts to produce the best results for you. If you’re not sure about choosing tile or stone, we offer a quick guide to tile and stone benefits. Design your home with a new kitchen backsplash or tile with the highest quality of products around. Visit Floor Craft to browse all of your choices of tile and stone to adorn your home.

 

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Tile and stone conjure up images of buildings and sculptures that have withstood the test of time. Consider the Parthenon, the Forum, Michelangelo’s David, and Versailles, just to name a few examples. Not only are these structures durable and timeless, but their natural beauty is beyond compare. When looking to make the ultimate statement in your own castle, the use of tile and stone is the natural choice.

The tile and stone category offers endless options which enable you to create a room that shouts, “This is my style and this is my home.” You can choose from products that include ceramic tile, porcelain, glass, and a variety of natural stones including travertine, granite and marble. Each product has distinctive characteristics and looks, and varies widely in performance, cost and look. Consult your Floor Craft flooring expert about the look you are trying to create, and they will help you to design a solution that makes a statement that is all you.

Be sure to ask about the total cost of ownership. The cost of the tile or stone is only one component of the total cost. Installation and maintenance cost can vary significantly, and you should be aware of them before making your purchase. Tile is generally more cost effective than stone and easier to maintain.

Limitless best describes the design options available to you. You will be delighted with the choices in shape, size, and color, and potential combinations you can create. Tile and stone will let you create your own work of art that is a distinct reflection of you.

Tile and stone will outlast and outperform most other flooring and wall applications. Individual product performance will vary due to its density, sealant or glaze and how porous it is.

Ceramic tile and porcelain usually have a rating of 1 to 5 for their overall durability and abrasion resistance, with 5 being the most durable. Check the label to see the rating.

Stone varies greatly in its density, which affects its durability. Granite and marble are denser than most other stones, so they will perform better. It is similar to the differences in the hardness of woods. Oak is harder than pine. Generally, stone needs to be sealed for most applications.

Consult with your Floor Craft flooring expert to see which product best suits the combination of your design needs, performance needs, and what your pocketbook will bear.

 

There are many types of tile and stone depending on your needs. Examples include glazed ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile, granite, and marble.

Glazed ceramic tile has a body of natural earth materials such as clay and has two layers – the body consists of natural material, and the top layer, which is the glaze. The tiles are molded in forms and then fired in high temperature ovens. When finished, the tiles are very durable and water resistant. Glazed ceramic tiles are available in many different sizes, shapes and gloss levels. They can be installed indoors on floors, used for back splashes, and installed in showers.

Porcelain tile is the hardest and most dense tile that is available today. Porcelain tile is a solid body tile, which means the color is all the way through the tile. Porcelain tile is fired at much higher temperatures and under extreme pressure, with thru body color. If chipped, you will not see the natural material as you would with glazed ceramic. Porcelain tile can be used in many more applications than glazed ceramic can, such as indoor, outdoor, floors, walls, back splashes, showers, and heavy commercial installations. They also come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors to accent any home décor.

Glass tile is available in many different shapes, sizes and colors, and can range from opaque to opalescent and in many different textures. Glass tiles are an excellent way to accent many installations such as back splashes, showers and floors. They also come in many different mosaic configurations for use on wall and floors.

Granite is an all-natural stone which is very hard and comes in many sizes and shapes. Granite has many applications in the home for counter tops, floors and walls. Granite also is a rectified tile, which means you can adjust the grout width from 1/4 of an inch to 1/16 of an inch to give a more solid look to the installation.

Marble flooring is also a natural stone that is very durable and has many of the same uses in the home as granite.

Taking care of your natural stone does not need to be difficult. There are a few do’s and don’ts to know, but basically, you just need to use a cleaner especially designed for natural stone. Natural stone is very porous, so the best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer at the time of installation.

  • Seal your grout after your floor or wall has had sufficient time to cure. The process should be repeated annually.  This is critical to prevent moisture from seeping under the product. Also, it will help to preserve the color of your grout.
  • Natural stone needs to be sealed to manufacturer specifications.
  • Grout may stain or discolor over time. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for stain removal. Pay particular care to the type of products recommended for cleaning.
  • Quickly wipe up spills or they may stain your grout and some porous stones.
  • Tile and stone require routine maintenance to retained the beauty and preserve their look. Sweep or use a vacuum (without a beater bar) to pick up dirt and grime. Dust and damp mop on a regular basis. Wipe off residue to avoid leaving a film. Avoid excess water.
  • Place floor protectors under your furniture.

When using a cleaner on natural stone, only use a neutral pH cleaner — you never want to use anything acidic on natural stone surfaces as they can ruin the surface. Never use cleaners containing acids, scouring powder, abrasive bathroom or soft kitchen cleaners, vinegar or lemon juice.