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Flooring & Wall Tile

Flooring and wall tile is a major component in any home improvement project.  Orange Blossom offers a wide variety of tile, wood, laminate, and carpet to accommodate your individual style. Orange Blossom can offer experienced design services to help with flooring and wall tile selections to go along with your other finishes.  We can help guide you on different layout and trim options so the project becomes everything you’ve envisioned.  With expert installation services, Orange Blossom is your premier source for all your flooring and wall tile needs.

 

Tile is one of the most versatile floor and wall coverings and has become increasingly popular.  There are thousands of tile options out there and when you combine that with the different layout and accent options, the design possibilities are endless.  However, not all tile is created equal, and at Orange Blossom, we only provide quality, first choice tiles.

Ceramic tile is made from a mixture of clays that are pressed into shape. Tiles have either a glazed or unglazed surface. Glazed tiles have a special ceramic coating that is applied to the body of the tile and then fired under tremendous heat. The glazing becomes hard and non-porous, resulting in a flooring that possesses the following characteristics:

  • Stain resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Fire resistant
  • Won’t fade from sun light
  • Slip resistant
  • Easy to clean

Porcelain tile is actually a form of ceramic tile, but made from a much finer clay than ceramic, composing kaolinitic minerals, quartz and feldspar, covered by spray and shaped by dry pressing the clay dust to form a ceramic material that is then fired at higher temperatures than ceramic. One of porcelain’s most important characteristics is its resistance to moisture. It is also resistant to wear, deep abrasion and frost, making porcelain a great product for use in harsh climates.

Myth: All porcelain tiles are “through” coloured products. Actually, only “unglazed” porcelain tiles are through-coloured, meaning that if the tile is chipped, the colour showing beneath the top layer will be the same throughout the thickness of the tile. Once a tile has been glazed, whether ceramic or porcelain, the body under the glaze will never be exactly the same colour or texture as the top layer. This is an important consideration when choosing the tile that is right for your space.

Natural stone tiles have been used in home interiors for thousands of years. They are made by slicing boulders and slabs of rock into thin squares or rectangles. The appearance of stone varies from tile to tile due to veining, natural imperfections, and even fossils. Color palettes also vary by the type of stone and location of the quarry.  Natural stone choices include marble, travertine, slate, limestone, and granite.  All have different looks and characteristics.

Glass tiles have become increasingly popular for both field and accent tiles. This trend can be attributed to recent technological breakthroughs, as well as the tiles’ inherent properties, in particular their potential to impart intense color and reflect light, and their imperviousness to water.

Resilient flooring is the choice for classic beauty that never goes out of style.  There is a vast selection of flooring to choose from to give you the look your going for along with the durability of natural hardwood.

Solid hardwood floors are just that — they’re made from solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that’s about 3/4 of an inch thick. Because it’s so thick it can be sanded down and refinished for however long the flooring is in the house.

Engineered hardwood is a versatile and resilient flooring option that can be installed in most areas of your home. Made of genuine wood, this flooring gives your home an updated look and feel. Engineered hardwood is made of a core of hardwood or plywood with a layer of hardwood veneer affixed to the top surface. It’s more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid hardwood.

Laminate and vinyl flooring are synthetic floors, which means they are man-made instead of nature-made. The beauty of these floors is that they can designed to look like any material: stone, tile, wood, even metal or leather. That’s where the similarity ends.  Laminate flooring has a hard, non-resilient surface, while vinyl flooring has a hard, resilient surface, which means it has “give” when walked on.

Carpeting seems pretty simple, but there are actually multiple types of carpet construction.  Along with a wide variety of color options, carpeting can offer both a comfort and style.

Loop construction carpet has dense, looped strands and a low profile for a clean, low-maintenance look. This style is durable, reliable, and ideal for high-traffic areas.

Pattern construction carpet is made with varying loop and cut heights for looks that range from bold and dramatic to simple and understated. This low-profile style handles traffic beautifully.

Texture construction carpet has long, crimped yarns for a casual look that works for any room. With higher pile for a super-soft feel, it’s no wonder that texture is our most popular style.

Frieze or twist construction carpet has high, twisted yarns for a longer crimped look and relaxed feel. Its long twists create dimension and visual interest as well as a bouncy, springy feel underfoot.

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