Tile and Tile Flooring

Tile is a fantastic and beautiful flooring choice for your home or business. It is suitable for almost all locations, is durable, and very easy to clean. Tile flooring in a bathroom, kitchen, or office is a classic way to add warmth and elegance to the room. Not only can tile be used for flooring, it can also be used for backsplashes, showers, or sprucing up your home’s walls. Our experts are ready to guide you into the beautiful world of tile.

Why Choose Tile?

Why tile is amazing for your home or office

Extremely stylish

Tile on floors and walls are considered both timeless and stylish at the same time. They can be arranged in unique patterns and can utilize both texture and color to add style to any room. Here are some of our favorite tile trends right now.

Tile can be used in a variety of places

One of the best features of tile is its diversity. You can use tile not only on floors but on walls. It can be installed on your kitchen floor, in the bedroom, as decoration above your bathroom sinks, or as backsplashes. Each room in your home or office can utilize this flooring type! You can get as creative or simple as you want!

Easy to clean and maintain

Cleaning and maintaining tile is very easy. Because of the strength of the tile itself and the grout, you can clean with a mop, broom, and even a vacuum cleaner. Individual tiles that need to be replaced are as easy as removing and replacing the broken piece. This differs from wood or carpet flooring where you usually have to replace the entire floor.

Tile will keep your home or office cool

Tile naturally repels heat. This is comparison to carpet flooring which tends to retain heat and increase the temperature of the room. Installing tile in your home and office will help reduce your electric bills throughout the year!

How tile is used

One of the greatest things about tile is that it can be used in a variety of places around your home and office.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms are the most obvious places for tile in your home or office. It can be used as flooring, in and around the shower, and above the vanity countertop or sink. The bathroom is the perfect place to use tile because of its ease of cleaning and resistance to water and moisture.

Kitchens

Using tile can really add a lot of style to a kitchen. Tile tends to complement all of the kitchen appliances and cabinets and helps add depth and dimension. The most common uses are for flooring and backsplashes but it also looks great as counters or around the stove or appliances.

Entryway and foyer

This is where the first impression happens! Tile presents a great opportunity to wow your guests or clients. It will enhance all of the other features and furniture and sets the tone for the rest of the home or office.

Living rooms

Tile is an incredibly versatile floor choice, and can work with any personal design style because there is SO much to choose from! Tile that looks like wood is a popular choice for living rooms, especially in dry climates like Flagstaff because it’s easy to maintain and long-lasting.

Choosing the right type of tile

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

While ceramic and porcelain tile look very similar, there are a few things you should consider when choosing between the two materials. The most important thing to consider is where your tile will be used. For example, are you looking for flooring for a high traffic area or backsplash for your kitchen? Porcelain tile is a better option for high-traffic areas in your home because it’s denser and more resistant to chipping and scratching.

If you aren’t sure which tile is best for your home, visit our showroom to speak with an expert! 

What style of tile are you looking for?

Tile comes in many different styles. If you’re choosing tile for your home or office, we guarantee that there’s an option you’ll love. These are some of our favorite styles right now:

Luxemburg Walnut flooring from Surface Art
Luxemburg Walnut flooring from Surface Art
Milan Silver tile from Surface Art
Milan Silver tile from Surface Art

Wood Tile

Tile is a great alternative to hardwood flooring, when you live in a dry climate. Tile that imitates wood is a great option if you want a tropical wood look, but are concerned about the weather conditions. Wood-imitating tiles come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and variety.

Stone Tile

This classic tile is the perfect choice for modern/industrial homes and restaurants. The neutral color palette of stone tile works well in flooring, backsplashes, shower tile, and more.

Marble Tile

Marble tile is a chic tile option that will never go out of style. This clean tile design is a favorite for flooring, countertops, shower tile, and more. We carry many marble varieties and options for you to choose from.

Mosaic or Glass Tile

Mosaics are a great way to incorporate patterns into your interior design. These tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns, and work great as an accent piece in a room. Mosaics will make your flooring (or backsplash or shower tile) pop and leave your guests speechless.

Carrara Elite Natural tile by Surface Art
Carrara Elite Natural tile by Surface Art
Tangier Decos Multi Mix tile by Surface Art
Tangier Decos Multi Mix tile by Surface Art

Marble Tile

Marble tile is a chic tile option that will never go out of style. This clean tile design is a favorite for flooring, countertops, shower tile, and more. We carry many marble varieties and options for you to choose from.

Mosaic or Glass Tile

Mosaics are a great way to incorporate patterns into your interior design. These tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns, and work great as an accent piece in a room. Mosaics will make your flooring (or backsplash or shower tile) pop and leave your guests speechless.

Tips for caring for your tile

Regular Maintenance

Although tile floor is known for being scratch-resistant and durable, we recommend sweeping or vacuuming your floors regularly to remove dirt and debris. Once the floor is clean, use a damp or wet mop to remove any other stains and to keep your tile floor sparkling.

Cleaning the Grout

If you notice that your grout is starting to darken, it’s time to give it a cleaning. Dirt gets trapped in grout’s pores, so even dark grouts need a thorough scrub, over time. There are many DIY options for cleaning grout. Here is one that we recommend.

Hire a Professional Floor Cleaner

If your tile is suffering from mold or grime OR if your grout needs cleaned and DIY isn’t for you, we recommend hiring a professional floor cleaner to keep your tile floor, walls, countertops, and backsplashes looking great!

A few of our tile brands…

These are just a few of the tile flooring brands available at Cunningham Flooring. With the largest flooring showroom in Northern Arizona, we’re sure to have the perfect floor for your home or office.

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