If you’re looking for tiles that combine style with durability, be sure to visit FDW Carpet One in Crystal Lake to check out our selection from MSI Stone. MSI offers porcelain tile that is durable enough for most home setting, while remaining super-stylish as well. In fact, MSI offers a few different porcelain options that are virtually indistinguishable from real stone! But, these tiles do have porcelain’s strength and resilience.
Why do we love MSI’s porcelain tile options? Porcelain tile is very similar to traditional ceramic tile, but it has a denser construction. As a result, porcelain is stronger and more dimensionally stable than ceramic and even natural stone. Porcelain, for example, is less likely to chip, crack, or break, even when exposed to difficult conditions.
Speaking of difficult conditions, porcelain, unlike ceramic, can be installed outdoors. It can handle extreme moisture and changing weather conditions, and it also remains slip resistant even when wet. So, porcelain tile is great for outdoor patios and decks.
Visit our tile page to learn more about porcelain tile.
We have a few favorite porcelain collections from MSI: Antares, Pietra, and Onyx.
Antares: Antares tiles have real porcelain constructions, but they offer the looks of distressed metals. These tiles seem to reflect and absorb light, so they seem to change looks at different angles. There are two colors available: Saturn Coal and Jupiter Iron.
Pietra: The Pietra collection features traditional stone looks such as travertine and marble, so it’s a great choice for those who want to add stone to areas with heavy foot traffic or moisture.
Onyx: Onyx tiles, as you probably guessed, offer natural onyx looks. But, unlike real onyx tiles, these tiles are easy to clean and maintain. There are three colors available: Grigio, Noche, and Sand.