This type of flooring made of 70% limestone and other resilient materials is the perfect alternative to natural stone, porcelain or ceramic tiles. Engineered tile has the character and durability much appreciated by traditional tile, but is warmer and smoother underfoot.
In Which Spaces Can You Install Engineered Tile Flooring?
Engineered tile can be installed in any room of the house, with or without grout. They are ideal for spaces with high humidity exposure like kitchens, bathrooms, basements and laundry rooms, and can even be installed on a wall as backsplashes or contrasting walls! And unlike ceramic tile, engineered tile can be installed over slightly uneven sub-floors without the risk of cracking.
What Are The Advantages Of Engineered Tile Over Natural Stone Or Ceramic?
Many people love the luxurious and upscale look of a natural stone, ceramic or porcelain tile floor, but these have certain drawbacks. Fortunately, engineered tile is a great alternative.
Traditional tiles have a hard, cold and unforgiving surface that it can be uncomfortable to stand on. Engineered tile looks like natural stone or ceramic tile on the surface, but is actually warmer to the touch and softer underfoot. In the rooms where you are most often standing, i.e. the kitchen or the bathroom, you will be happy to have a floor that is more pleasant on your feet.
If a hard object falls on a natural stone, ceramic or porcelain tile floor, you are dealing with a crack that is difficult and expensive to repair. Engineered tile is more tolerant of drops and accidents and is not susceptible to cracking due to minor irregularities in the subfloor. If for some reason a tile is damaged, engineered tile is much easier to replace.
Engineered tile is easier , faster and cleaner to install than natural stone, ceramic or porcelain. With engineered tile, installation can be completed in one day creating less mess, while it takes three to five days to install traditional stone tiles.
Engineered tile is easy to clean and highly resistant to stains and scuffs. It’s no wonder it’s a popular floor covering for active households!
How Durable Is This Type Of Flooring?
This type of material is designed to provide the level of resistance you expect from your flooring, whether in high traffic areas, or against small daily accidents, spills and dirt. Even the grout is stain resistant. And if heavy objects fall on the engineered tile, this type of material is not susceptible to cracks like natural stone can.
In What Styles Can I Choose Engineered Tiles?
Engineered stone is available in a number of styles such as classic slate, terracotta, travertine and marble, but also in tiles that mimic the look of reclaimed wood or linen fabric. Explore all the options for patterns and looks to hang on the wall, and how different sizes and shapes of tile can dramatically transform your home.