What Are Some Highly-Rated Floor Tiles According to Experts?


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Experts highly rate floor tiles made of porcelain, especially SnapStone's interlocking porcelain tiles, according to Consumer Reports, as of 2015. They also recommend cement tiles for floors, though cement tiles are a pricier option than porcelain tiles and require greater upkeep.

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What Are Some Highly-Rated Floor Tiles According to Experts?
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Porcelain tiles are a type of ceramic tile that is fired at a higher temperature than standard ceramic tiles, making them denser. They do not absorb moisture the way that standard ceramic tiles do, making them less prone to mold. Porcelain tiles are ideal for floors because they are largely impact-resistant and easy to clean. They are typically available in a wide variety of different styles and colors.

SnapStone's interlocking tiles are easy to install. They conveniently install over most existing flooring, including vinyl, wood, tile and concrete, as long as it is flat and smooth. SnapStone's interlocking tiles do not require thinset or underlayment, making them faster to install than most other tiles.

Although people do not commonly use them, cement ties are excellent for floors, as they are very resilient, holding up to heavy foot traffic. People need to seal them after installation, because they are prone to etching by acids and harsh detergents. They also require periodical resealing after their initial installation.

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