Published on Monday, November 10th, 2014
Flooring is a great way to add your personal style into the home. Not only can your flooring add a decorative element, but incorporate the functionality you expect from your flooring. Let’s discover two popular flooring trends, tile and stone flooring.
Tile flooring in Scottsdale can come in many forms from porcelain, vinyl, and ceramic. These options offer a wide variety of color and textures. Ceramic tiles are man-made from heated clay. Finishes can be added to ceramic including glazed or matte, and smooth or textured. Porcelain can be formed at higher temperatures lending to a more durable tile than ceramic.
Depending on the tile material, tile can be very affordable. Tile flooring can be found at prices from $1 per square foot to $20 per square foot. Installation is easy and can be done by homeowners. Most commonly the installation process involves peeling back a layer and placing the tile in place.
Stone flooring in Scottsdale can come in many forms from slate, travertine, sandstone and quartzite. Slate is made of volcanic mud and ash that do not come with finished but offer a natural texture. This matte stone ranges from black, rust to olive green. Travertine is a soft rock that comes in tans and beiges with smudges of tones. Sandstone offers a natural matte finish in earth tone browns, often used on walkways. And lastly, quartzite is a durable, texturized stone contains sparkles of silver, pink and green.
Because of it’s natural qualities, stone can be more expensive than tile flooring. Stone flooring typically ranges from $15 per square foot to $30 per square foot. The stone slabs are usually very heavy, and do require a professional installation. Most stone however is very thick and the most durable flooring in the marketplace.