Porcelain & Natural Stone Tile Flooring in Portland
Whether you’re looking to install a new tile floor, countertop, or accent wall in your home or commercial space, Floor Factors offers a wide range of materials, styles, sizes, and colors to choose from, including porcelain and natural stone. Our tile flooring options are also available in a variety of shapes and patterns.
In addition to flooring, tile is an excellent choice for a number of different surfaces including countertops, showers, pools, hot tubs, stove backsplashes, and fireplaces. The versatility of tile is unbeatable. Tile flooring comes in a myriad of options from sleek, modern metallics to weathered, natural stone. Decorative trims can create a custom look with endless design possibilities. Incorporating porcelain or stone tile into your home or commercial renovation will add an air of timeless sophistication and character to any space.
Residential & Commercial Porcelain Tile Flooring
Porcelain tile is gaining popularity in the global flooring market. It is created by firing clay with a high compacting pressure. However, the finished material is much harder and more versatile than ceramic. In addition, porcelain tile flooring is made from refined and purified clay making it extremely dense and durable. Porcelain tile floors are harder and more resistant to scratches, deep abrasions, and thermal shock than natural stone floors. However, tile is water-absorbent and can expand in humid climates.
Porcelain tile is manufactured in either a through-bodied or glazed format. Through-bodied porcelain is created from clay or sand that is fired all the way through. This type of porcelain can be finished with or without polish. Some home and business owners opt to install tile that is not polished to avoid slippery floors. Glazed porcelain tile flooring is made out of simple clay material and covered with a thin glass or ceramic layer. Glazed tile is usually more vibrant in color and can be patterned.
Porcelain tile is available in different PEI (Porcelain Enamel Institute) ratings, which indicate how durable the material is. A rating of 1 will typically indicate that the tile is not strong enough for foot traffic and is best suited for walls or countertops. A rating of 5 implies that the porcelain is extremely durable and can handle foot traffic over several years or decades. The porcelain tile offered at Floor Factors is created with polishing and glazing techniques that give homes and commercial spaces an elegant and distinguished look.
Residential & Commercial Natural Stone Flooring
Natural stone flooring can be made from a variety of different earth-sourced materials and is available in marble, granite, limestone, slate, quartz, sandstone, and onyx. Stone tile has been used for centuries and is created from mountain-born mineral substances that are sturdier than most synthetic flooring materials. Natural stone is a versatile material known for its beauty and durability. Stone tile flooring will vary in terms of color, composition, and texture. The material is scratch-resistant, although not as resistant as porcelain and needs to be cleaned frequently. Natural stone tile is easy to match with virtually any decor and adds a timeless look to indoor or outdoor residential and commercial spaces.
Large Format Porcelain & Stone Tile
Large format tile (LFT) is gaining popularity in the flooring market. LFT is typically manufactured in 24” x 24” (or larger) porcelain and stone tile slabs. Installing large format tile into your home or commercial building will modernize the space and add depth and sophistication. Larger tiles make covering a bigger space much easier as there are fewer pieces to install. Large porcelain or stone tile flooring is also easier to clean and maintain because there aren’t as many cracks in between each tile.
Choosing Porcelain or Stone Tile for Your Residential or Commercial Space
Before selecting tile for your home or business, it’s important to get to know the different properties and characteristics of each available option. Some flooring materials are better equipped to hold up in high-traffic rooms, while others are a better choice for accenting a space.
Both stone and porcelain tile make excellent choices for floors, countertops, patios, and bathrooms. Porcelain tile offers the most resistance to wear and tear and lasts longer than stone tile. However, both tile options offer high levels of durability and come in a myriad style and color options. Porcelain tile is used more often for kitchen backsplashes, showers, and other small statement areas while natural stone tile can be used for virtually any residential or commercial surface.
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Lenore and Don L.
“Just a note to tell you I’m pleased beyond description with the work your guy did for me. He was fast, competent and left not a thing to show repair work had been done. I will recommend Floor Factors with delight.”
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“I just wanted to let you know I was by to say hi a couple of days ago. You were not available so I talked to Rick Morehouse because I am getting a lot questions about the newest engineered hardwood flooring from my clients. Anyway, Rick was very knowledgeable and professional so I wanted to let you know how refreshing it is to have a resource like Rick instead of going to the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes. I will not hesitate to send business to Floor Factors anytime.”
“Thank you so much for all your help, your enthusiasm and attention to all my questions. Please extend my thanks to your installers. They did and outstanding job! They were on time, professional and helpful – they exceeded my expectations. This was not the easiest job in the world due to the small space and the carpet pattern. The installers had to move all the heavy furniture. Your installer’s experience and expertise were so valuable in making everything come together. You are all outstanding representatives of your company.”
Joan H. S.
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Ken Kowalski, Hoffman Construction
“Early on in the process we had visited your showroom and were assisted by Alicia Davis. Alicia worked with us, diligently, utilizing her incredible expertise, until we found a carpet and a pad that was just what we needed and wanted. She was the reason we returned to Floor Factors! Your estimator came to our home and provided expert measurement, answered all my questions and provided suggestions – all with the same professionalism that Alicia had provided. Our experience with your company was stellar! The dedication to serving your customers with respect, care and in a timely manner allowed this experience, which had not had a great start, to become a most favorable one.”
Marie B. Kurtright
“I don’t know where to begin or find the words to express our gratitude. We can’t thank you enough. Especially Ray, he seemed to understand what we needed without much input. Everyone worked so hard with a smile on every face. I certainly learned a lesson. Our little house is a happier place to be.”
The Naida Ramey family
“We recently bought a town home in Portland and needed a dining room rug. I emailed several Portland companies with what we had in mind. By far, the most complete and helpful response came from your salesman, Rick Morehouse. When we were in Portland we visited your store and met with him. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. We got just what we wanted and benefited greatly from his suggestions and recommendations. I wanted you to know what a fine representative he is for your company. We’ll be back when we have further needs.”