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Tile Types Explained - Pt. 2

Tile Types Explained - Pt. 2

The good news about tile is that there is a seemingly endless array of styles and types to choose from. To help you make the best tile decision for you and your needs, Grout Medic wants to continue to delve into and break down the different types of tile available on the market today. So, let’s get started!


One type of tile that is experiencing a bit of a renaissance is cement. They are extremely versatile and are available in a wonderful selection of colors and patterns. As you can imagine, cement tiles are quite porous and therefore can develop a unique patina over time that can highlight the existing pattern even more. The downside to its porous nature is that it dulls quite quickly and therefore ideally needs to be resealed once a month. Because of the upkeep, this is a style of tile that is best utilized in small quantities in low traffic areas. Like wood flooring, cement tiles can be sanded down and then resealed to maintain their beauty.


Regardless of the application, marble can instantly infuse a space with elegance and timeless beauty. And if you are someone who loves having unique pieces in your home, marble is the perfect choice for you since each tile has its own individual veining. Marble is very prone to etching and scratching, however, and is thus best used in low traffic areas as well. Another potential downside to marble is that it is a luxury stone and therefore has a luxury price tag. Using marble tile in small applications like a backsplash on fireplace mantle can allow you to add this posh tile to your home without breaking the bank.


Limestone tile is an excellent choice if you really want an earthy, natural vibe. Limestone is a tough, natural rock that can be cut into virtually any shape. It is the perfect addition to an outdoor patio, entryway, or bathroom. Being a porous rock, however, it is vital that you properly maintain it by sealing it regularly. When cleaning this type of tile, it is also best to opt for a pH neutral cleaner to preserve the rich, rustic character of your limestone.

There are still yet more tile types left to discuss! Be sure to check back soon for another update to this informative series. And do not hesitate to reach out to your friends at The Grout Medic in the meantime with any of your tile and grout needs. We would love to assist you with cleaning, sealing, or repair.

By Grout Medic 2-9-2021

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