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Designing with ceramic and porcelain

When you think of tile flooring, does your mind automatically go to the bathroom or kitchen floor?

Thanks to technological advances, there’s a wide assortment of shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, finishes, and textures, so they’re also design tools. Use ceramic and porcelain to create anything from sophisticated living room floors to elegant foyers, and stunning backsplashes and accent walls.

All tile is waterproof, easy to care for, and almost impossible to break. If you do, just replace the broken one, not the entire floor. Best news of all: It’s not nearly as expensive as you might think. If you are concerned about budget, just use a plainer one of the larger square footage, with a few highly designed ones as accents.

Don’t forget about grout either, because these days it comes in many colors, as well as sanded and unsanded versions, which can become an important part of the design.For almost 40 years, Jaime's Designs & Floors has been all about the home, and creating your own style. We’re even a member of the Fresno Association of Realtors and we’re a charter floor covering affiliate member. We carry a large inventory and provide services, such as installation, so feel free to visit us in our showroom in Fresno, CA., sowe can show you what can be done with your home. We also service the surrounding areas, such as Clovis, Banger, Madera, and Fowler, CA.

With today’s sophisticated manufacturing processes, ceramic tile has become easy to maintain, much more affordable, and can compliment any interior deign. At Jaime’s Designs and Floors, we offer the finest selection of name brand ceramic tiles with the widest selection of patterns, textures, sizes and colors.

Come in today and let one of our professional design consultants assist you in finding the right ceramic tile for your home.


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A tale of two tiles

Not all every piece is a ceramic. There’s also a porcelain and, although the differences are subtle, each one performs differently. That can make one type better for some areas than others.

It comes down to water absorption; porcelain is completely unaffected by water and, as a result, it can be used for exterior applications, such as decks, patios, walkways, etc. It’s heavier, so it can be a good choice for the kitchen, foyer or living room (depending upon how much traffic that room gets).

Porcelain also has a little more cache, making you think of fine china or Italian art, making it more expensive than ceramic.Ceramic is waterproof, but only when glazed. It’s also a little thinner and more delicate, so you might want to use it on floors, such as the bathroom, where there’s not much foot traffic, and where people don’t wear heavy shoes, creating those backsplashes, accent walls and “tile art."

Installation can be tricky, especially when it comes to the cutting, and reversing a mistake in positioning can be almost impossible. It can also require quite a bit of subfloor work, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

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