TileFor centuries, stone and tile have been ideal flooring for homes.

Among the most durable of surfaces, tile also proves to offer an amazing array of design possibilities. The most popular is Ceramic tile. It is a mixture of shale, flint, clay and other minerals that have been shaped, pressed, then fired at temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees (F), resulting in a hard surface. The protective glaze that is applied before firing gives the ceramic tile added color and finish and makes it resistant to stains, odors, bacteria, and scratches. Ceramic tile can also provide historic stone looks, dramatic slates, and sophisticated travertine.