At Southern Floors we have a wide selection of tile for every budget. Also we will match or beat any advertised price.
On Sale 6' x 36' porcelain wood tile for
$1.99 a square foot
Our installers are very creative, skilled and have an artistic eye for design. We take pride in our work. We expect the highest standards from all of our installers.
Although it is possible to install tile as a DIY project, we recommend hiring a professional installer like Southern Floors to do the work. Tile installations can be labor intensive and there are a number of specialized tools required to complete the installation. A tile installation can be messy and sometimes a lengthy process. Knowing what to expect during your tile installation will make the entire process go faster and eliminate any surprises.
A majority of installations take place in areas where tile already exists, so removing your old flooring is the first step in the installation process. This can and will be a noisy dusty job, and time-consuming process.
Once the subfloor is ready, the installation crew will begin spreading mortar and grout as they lay the tile. The installation team will also need an area outside, preferably covered, to cut or trim your tile. This process typically requires the use of a wet saw, which is somewhat noisy and can cause a small mess. Once the grout goes down and your tiles are set in place, your installation is nearly finished!
It is important to remember that tile installations are not truly done until a few days after your team leaves your home. New tile installations need time to cure and solidify. Floor tiles should not be walked on for at least 48 hours after the tiles are laid, and any bathroom or kitchen installs should remain completely moisture free for a couple of days so the grout can completely dry.
At Southern Floors we pride ourselves in our installation team. We hire only the best to work with only the best. If you have any additional questions regarding Tile Installations please call us today.
Porcelain Tile: Is created from a super-fine mixture of quartz, clay which is fired at a higher temperature, which makes tiles denser. To be considered a porcelain, the tile must have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5% after firing.
Though the difference between a 0.5% and 0.6%, for example, may not seem like a dramatic difference, absorption rates do come into play when we’re looking at application. Because porcelain tile is denser, less porous, more impervious to the elements, it is tough enough to be approved for outdoor use, and a great solution for shower walls.
Porcelain tile may also be finished or glazed in a variety of ways to adapt to a greater variety of applications, from polished to flamed, or textured for outdoor application. They may even be textured to duplicate the feel of wood or natural stone. This texture is helpful for preventing slippage, especially in application for bathroom floors or around pools and other outdoor water features.
Porcelain tile is harder and less likely to chip or crack with everyday use. Porcelain tile is also a better choice for commercial uses and heavy traffic floors. Southern Floors has the best choices, and prices to choose from.
Full body porcelain tiles carry the color and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile making them virtually impervious to wear and are suitable for any application from residential to the highest traffic commercial or industrial applications
Ceramic Tile: Are made primarily from red or white clay mixed with various minerals and water. This composition is then processed with heat to create the solidified product. Since ceramic material is porous, the top surface is usually sealed with a glaze. The glazed surface is referred to as the design layer since it determines the tile’s finished color, design and texture. In other words, ceramic tiles only have the design or color that you see on the top layer, not all the way through the tile.
Ceramic tiles are used in both wall tile and floor tile applications. Non-porcelain ceramic tiles are usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic and generally have a relatively high water absorption rating, around 4%-6%, making them less frost resistant and they are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.
Ceramic tile comes in either glazed or unglazed surfaces. Glazed ceramic is one of the easiest surfaces to clean, and because of its composition, it will not absorb odors, nor support allergens or bacteria. The glazed surfaces are like glass and are best used on walls as they are too slippery for floor applications. Glazed ceramic tiles are also a little more susceptible to cracking.
Unglazed ceramic tile is strongly recommended for floor applications, interior, and larger formats.
Back Splash: If your new space includes backsplash tile, Southern Floors offers a wide variety of wall tile and backsplash tile to create the perfect kitchen backsplash, bathroom backsplash, shower or accent wall. Our Collection includes Subway Tile, Glass Tile, Metal Tile, Ceramic Tile, Linear Mosaics, and many more. Our line of materials, colors, and finishes come in a range of sizes and patterns – with trim pieces to finish the designer look. Whether creating a one-of-a-kind tile backsplash treatment in the kitchen or bathroom, or remodeling floors, or showers with the latest ceramics, it's never been easier to create an inspired look at a low cost.
Natural Stone: Southern Floors offers a wide selection of natural stone tile, including Granite, Marble, Travertine, Slate, Limestone, Onyx, Quartzite, Sandstone, Brick, and Flagstone. Numerous sizes and shapes also available. Contact the experts at Southern Floors to save on a wide selection of natural stone.