Durfee’s Flooring Center Offers a Diverse Choice of Tile for Flooring, Walls and Custom Shower Surrounds at Affordable Prices
- It’s Waterproof – Glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles are waterproof, which makes them number one choice for household areas that are regularly exposed to water, such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Using tile for a shower surround, wall covering, or flooring in these rooms can prevent water damage to underlying structures.
- It’s Hypoallergenic – Since many of today’s tile materials are from natural sources such as stone or ceramic materials, they don’t give off any volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which frequently kick off allergies in some individual. Tile surfaces that are also non-porous and easily wiped down, such as glazed ceramic tiles and glass tiles, are also far less likely to attract and harbor dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens. Moreover, they are also resistant to the growth of mildew and bacteria.
- It’s Durable – Floors and walls that are covered by synthetic materials are very easily damaged. A chair being dragged over a tile floor, or an overzealous youngster armed with crayons can create artwork on the surface that won’t easily be removed, if ever. It takes much more effort to create permanent damage in tile. While tiles can be chipped or cracked by dropping a heavy object upon them, damaged tiles are easily removed and replaced without affecting the undamaged tiles.
- It’s Easy to Clean – One of the major problems with synthetic materials is that you have to be cautious about the chemicals that you clean them with. Tile is much easier to clean since you can scrub harder with any chemical cleaner. It is also very difficult for dirt or stains to gain any real foothold on the surface of the tiles.
Installing Tile is Usually Not a DIY Project
Durfee’s Flooring Center supplies and professionally install tile for homeowners in Brunswick, Bath, Freeport, Topsham, Harpswell, and other nearby Maine communities. If you would like to know more about tile or to see actual samples of the types available, phone us, e-mail us, or drop by at our showroom in Brunswick, ME at your convenience to discuss your interest in tile with one of our remodeling specialists.