Choosing floor tile can be fun but also a little overwhelming. You'll see an almost unlimited number of colors, designs, shapes, and sizes.

Not every tile is the same. Choosing the right or wrong type will impact your remodeling project.

1. Consider the amount of foot traffic in the room

Each box is clearly labeled for strength and durability. It also indicates whether it can be used indoors or outdoors.

Examine labels and talk to the experts in our tile shop about your project. The more they know, the better they can help you get the right thing.

2. Know the difference between porcelain and ceramic

A product is a ceramic as long as it's composed of clay. Even if the tile, such as porcelain, also includes sand and glass in its composition.

Porcelain is heavier and denser, making it ideal for floors in bustling rooms like the kitchen. In addition, it is waterproof, whether or not it's glazed, and can be used outside.

We see a demand for porcelain in our tile store. A large-format, this comes in countless colors and designs and can be made to look like anything.

3. A short primer on ceramics

These are highly decorative, often glazed or glass-coated, and come in all shapes and sizes. They include the 4 X 4 squares, mosaics, terracotta bricks, and subway tiles.

Your tile flooring area experts

DeSoto Floor Covering & Interiors is the premier source for floor tile and floors. That includes complimentary products important to floors, such as window coverings.

The highly trained staff has years of experience. In addition, the store's owner grew up in the flooring industry!

Our showroom is in Olive Branch, MS. Visit us today, especially if you live or work in Southaven, Hernando, Oxford, MS, or Memphis, Germantown, and Collierville, TN.