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Find breathtaking options with decorative tile

 
Tile flooring was once mostly seen in kitchens and baths. Today, it's being used in every room in the house. You can create your personalized design, unique only to you, as well as floor medallions. Since ceramics can be mixed and matched, it's easy to create separate price points.

At Esquire Interiors, we know just how versatile this material can be. There's an almost unlimited number of colors, patterns, and designs. There are big, bold patterns with sculptured and shadowed appearances, striations, and stenciling. Just be sure to tell your decorative tile retailer exactly how you plan to use it since there are different grade levels for various installations.
 

Ceramic and porcelain: the most common tile types

 
Both can be used as tile flooring or on walls or tub/shower surrounds. Porcelain is a type of ceramic, but it's composition also includes glass sand, making it heavier and appropriate for high-traffic floors. Waterproof, whether or not it's glazed, it also stands up to weather and can be used outdoors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceramic tiles, the 4 X 4 squares, are thinner and have a tough, hard outer shell. They come glazed or unglazed. Glazing makes them waterproof. These are recommended for indoor use only. Ceramics repel dirt and are easy to keep clean, making them ideal if anyone in your family has allergies or asthma.
 

Stone tile: value and visual interest

 
Be sure to ask the retailer about any sealing and polishing recommendations. Stone tiles include marble, the king of luxury; granite, with natural flecks and various colors; limestone with its rustic brown, gray, beige, and cream color. They also include travertine, with soft neutral colors; and quartz, which is ultra-durable, non-porous, stain-resistant, and affordable.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mosaic tiles: tiny and strong

 
Mosaics can be as small as ½ X ½. They are highly decorated pieces and instantly uplevel any room. Want to give your bathroom the look of an upscale spa? Combine some mosaics on the wall with marble on the floor. Mosaics can be pricey, so they are often combined with other tile types, such as metal or stone, or used to highlight and accent.
 

Visit us for your decorative tile needs

 
For more information about our decorative tile, visit the Esquire Interiors showroom in Ann Arbor and Plymouth, MI. We service Ann Arbor, MI, Plymouth, MI, Barton Hills, MI, Wayne, MI, Saline, MI, Livonia, MI, Whitmore Lake, MI. Ask about our estimates.