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Tile Types Explained - Pt. 1

Tile Types Explained - Pt. 1

At The Grout Medic, we want to help our clients to be able to confidently maintain the health of their tile. One of the main ways we aim to do this is by providing ample information that you can reference any time on our blog. In this series, we are going to highlight and explain the different tile types on the market today, as well as note the characteristics of each one so that you can know which one will best suit your next project.


One of the most common types of tile is porcelain. It is easy to see why it is such a popular choice because of its ability to emulate nearly any material. If you love the look of brick, stone, wood, or marble but do not love the price point or upkeep, porcelain tile can give you a strikingly similar look. It is easy to maintain, durable, and generally affordable. Making it an excellent all- purpose tile.


Another well-rounded tile is ceramic. It is the perfect choice if you are on a budget and is incredibly durable. Available in virtually endless colors and patterns, you will surely be able to find something you’ll love. They do come in both glazed and unglazed finishes. The difference between the two is that an unglazed finished will offer a more rustic, artistic look and a glazed finish will offer your tile more protection in the long run.


Glass tiles are easy to clean and stain resistant, not to mention beautiful. Because of these qualities, many choose them for projects like backsplashes. Acidic foods and grease do not stand a chance against glass tiles, they can simply be wiped clean. Because they are so delicate, one potential flaw may be their ability to chip or crack. That is why many people choose to use them for smaller projects.

There are many more types of tiles that we are eager to discuss here. Check back soon for our latest article on the subject. And if you have any grout or tile needs in the meantime, do not hesitate to give us a call! We would love to answer any questions you may have, as well as aid you in bringing your tile or grout back to its original beauty.

By The Grout Medic 1-4-2021

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