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Kitchen Tilers in Richmond
There’s no denying that kitchens are a hub of activity in a home. Since we not only spend lots of quality time with family and friends in our kitchens but also cook there, we want spaces that are beautiful and functional. If you’ve been looking for kitchen tilers in Richmond, Footprints Floors has you covered!
While tile has been a popular choice for kitchen floors and backsplashes for many years, recent developments in variety and design has brought a resurgence in the overall popularity of tile; not only in kitchens but in other spaces in homes as well. There are many reasons for this popularity, including:
Compared to other options like stone, tile is a much less expensive way to transform a kitchen. Fresh tile also raises the overall value of a home, making it an investment that pays off.
Tile holds up well against the wear and tear of even the busiest of kitchens. Porcelain and ceramic tiles can be glazed to prevent scratches and stains, and tiles are unlikely to crack without strong impact. Even if a tile does crack, it can be inexpensively and easily replaced.
While other flooring options require special treatments or cleaning supplies to maintain, tile can be cleaned with ease. Tile is water resistant and does not stain easily, making it perfect for humid climates or rooms like kitchens and bathrooms that are prone to spills. Tile is also allergy friendly. Since dirt and dust don’t stick to tile and because tile doesn’t absorb bacteria in the way that other options can, it’s a breeze to keep your home clean and healthy for your friends and family.
Kitchens can be particularly warm spaces as we cook and gather together, but tile can help with that too! Tile helps keep a room cool, making it a popular choice, especially in hot or humid climates.
With thousands of design options, tile provides limitless possibilities for homeowners! Tile comes in a wide range of colors and styles. Some homeowners choose classic white or black tiles to give their kitchens a clean finish. Others find patterns they love, giving their kitchens a gorgeous, European-style flair either with their flooring or through accented backsplashes.
You might also use tile that replicates the look of wood or stone, creating an elevated look that is easier to maintain and less expensive to install. Whatever your design aesthetic, there is a tile on the market that will be perfect for you.
What Tile Is Best for My Space?
Before hiring tilers, you may be wondering what tile option is best for your project. There are four primary materials used to manufacture tile, each with their own benefits to consider when selecting the perfect tile for your kitchen.
Ceramic tile is the most cost effective option for kitchen flooring. Ceramic tile is made from various types of clay, and is generally glazed, which makes it extremely easy to clean. Since ceramic tiles are made from softer clays, it is easier to cut and install compared to other materials. However, ceramic tiles are also less sturdy than porcelain tile, so they may be more likely to get damaged over time.
Porcelain is manufactured from a mixture of clay and sand that, when heated, creates a dense, durable material ideal for high-traffic areas. Porcelain is so sturdy, it can even be used outdoors in any climate. Since porcelain is so dense, it requires specialized tools to cut and different techniques to install. If you would like porcelain tiles in your home, it’s recommended that you hire professionals like Footprints Floors to get the job done well!
Natural stone tiles from slate, granite, limestone, travertine and marble aren’t just good for countertops and backsplashes, they’re also excellent for kitchen floors. While stone options are the most expensive, they also provide gorgeous, durable finishes and can be installed with large slabs that minimize grout lines for an attractive, seamless finish. Stone should be treated every few years with a sealer to preserve its finish, and can also be installed in a variety of unique shapes and patterns to give visual interest to any space.
While glass tile is not manufactured for flooring, there are some truly beautiful glass tile options for other decorative needs, like backsplashes in kitchens or bathrooms.
Use Footprints Floors for Your Tile Installation
Rather than attempt the project alone, let the Footprints Floors tilers help you install your tile. Footprints Floors will make sure we get it right the first time and save you the headache of having to recover from installation mistakes.
With Footprints Floors, you choose the tile and grout, and we handle all the demolition, sub-flooring needs, installation, finishing and all of the clean-up. We’re also available to handle any tile repair needs you may have to help keep your home looking beautiful.
Whether you’ve already found the perfect tile for your home or need some help knowing what would look good in your space, we are ready to help. Contact us today for a free estimate and learn why Footprints Floors have the preferred tilers in the area.