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Allen, Texas Phone – 972-521-5115

Austin, Texas Phone – 512-836-7888

North Dallas, Texas Phone – 972-250-4040

Dallas Market Center, Texas Phone – 214-742-3300

Fort Worth, Texas  Phone – 817-831-8181

Little Rock, Arkansas Phone –  501-758-0801

San Antonio, Texas Phone – 210-829-8290

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Let’s Talk Tile

Which is better Ceramic or Porcelain Tile flooring?

I hear comments very often like this: “I only want Porcelain Tile” So I in turn ask: Why?
Let’s start the discussion. It is a passionate one for flooring experts I know, everyone has an opinion.

Keep in mind, when you comment on my opinion, that’s what it is, my opinion.

I personally have a Glazed Ceramic tile and a Glazed Porcelain Tile in my personal home, so some of my opinions come from actual life. So, I start my opinion with this comment: “In a normal family home, it does not matter whether your tile is ceramic or porcelain based, go with the color and style that suits you and your Interior Design, budget, and space in general, but base your selection on a few criteria.”

Porcelain is less porous, it is more dense, in most cases more scratch resistant, but ceramic will hold up in a normal family home. I have found over the last 25 years of flooring sales that Installation is critical, get a knowledgeable tile installer, if you don’t know one, call your local ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings Store and they will guide you to some excellent people in the trade.

In my home I have a ceramic tile in my upstairs. My house is on a hill and I repaired some cracks above my door at the same time I set my Ceramic Tile. Years later, the cracks are back above the doors but my tile is fine, obviously my floor has moved. Downstairs on a concrete slab, I have a Glazed Porcelain Tile. I was moving a Freezer and one of the feet caught on ever so slight corner and my porcelain chipped. So, again installation was some of the reason this happened.

Tile can be used in many different patterns

Tile can be used in many different patterns

Let’s take a look at how I know if a Tile is suitable for my application. You will hear these terms about rating tiles, from knowledgeable Sales people: PEI Rating, MOHS scale, Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, Breaking Strength, these all matter depending on your application. All of these ratings should be readily available from the Store your shopping at, if they don’t understand or can’t get you that information — LEAVE Immediately and find a Professional Tile Installer that can guide you to the proper Store.

Tile is a great product for the floors and the walls.

Tile is a great product for the floors and the walls.

Tile Performance Ratings

All tile products are tested and rated based on a variety of factors so that you are sure to find the right product to meet your needs. Here are key ratings for your reference.

  • Abrasion (Wear) Resistance: This is the degree to which a tile’s surface (often a glaze) will withstand the wear of foot traffic, measured in PEI ratings. These ratings range from very low (Class 0 = wall use only) to higher wear ratings such as Class IV for heavy traffic (suitable for all residential and most commercial applications).
  • Breaking Strength: The strength of porcelain comes from unique clays, fired at extreme temperatures, which produce a harder, denser tile for unmatched durability and performance. Breaking strength is assessed by how much weight is needed to cause breakage. Porcelain tile surpasses the industry standard of 250 lbs.
  • Mohs: This is a scale of hardness ranging from 1 (talc) to 10 (diamond) used to determine a material’s scratch resistance. Porcelain tile often has a rating of 7, 8 or 9, while other, less scratch resistant non-porcelain tiles are rated at 5 or 6. In the Moh’s scale, each rating is 10 times harder than the previous number. For a point of reference, natural granite is usually 6 or 7.
  • Water Absorption: Water absorption is conveyed as the percentage of water absorbed by the body of the tile. Porcelain tile is ideal for wet-area applications such as tub surrounds, showers and any area where water may be present because it is impervious to water with a rating of 0.5% absorption or less. Notably, the more impervious the tile, the more frost resistant, meaning it can be used outdoors. Be sure to check product specifications for details and recommendations for use.
  • Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF): Dynamic Coefficient of Friction is the latest, most reliable measure for indicating slip potential on a tile’s surface. Porcelain tile must have a DCOF of 0.42 for “level interior floors expected to be walked upon when wet” (as stated on the Tile Council of North America website). This new measure replaces the COF of 0.6 reference that was formerly the standard for the industry.
  • Shade Variation: The color and details of porcelain tile may vary from piece to piece and from run to run. While manufacturers often have proprietary methods for conveying the anticipated variation for tile products, most use terms such as “low shade variation” for very little color or design change from tile to tile and “high shade variation” to denote dramatic differences from tile to tile. It’s important to be aware of shade variation prior to installation to avoid surprises. Likewise, it’s recommended to work from multiple boxes of tile to achieve a favorable mix.
  • Through-body: This refers to the presence of color throughout the thickness of a tile. Some tile only has color on the top surface glaze; others have partial through-body color.
Large Body Tile in an Off Set Brick Pattern

Large Body Tile in an Off Set Brick Pattern

Here is a video showing the manufacturing process for tile. The process is the same for Ceramic or Porcelain but the temperature at which they are fired is hotter for a porcelain, closing more of the pores of the clay, thus making a more dense and less porous tile.

One of the problems encountered from Flooring Sales People that are not trained or experienced is that they tell Consumers that porcelain is the same color all the way through. This is simply not correct. In order for a tile to be the same color all the way through, it needs to be a through body porcelain tile.

Through Body Porcelain tiles are extremely hard and impermeable, which makes the tiles highly resistant to moisture, staining and wear. In producing this type of porcelain tile, a color pigment is mixed with the clay body powder, giving the finished tile a consistent color throughout the body of the tile. This type of tile withstands temperature extremes, and may be used in exterior applications, including pool linings.

Through Body Porcelain Tile

Through Body Porcelain Tile

Quick Tips

  • Darker grout colors are easier to keep clean than lighter ones
  • Small grout joints (1/4-inch) have a more contemporary feel and are easier to keep clean. A larger grout joint (1/2-inch) feels more rustic.
  • Choose the right size tile for each application. Large rooms will benefit from bigger tiles, such as 16 x16 inches, 18 x18 inches or even 20 x 20 inches. Smaller spaces, such as bathrooms, will look best in tiles 12×12-inches in size or smaller.
  • Ask your local flooring dealer for advice on coordinating different types of tile and mixing tile with other flooring materials.
  • Use a reputable installer to ensure the look and longevity of your tile installation.

Benefits Of A Tile Floor

  • Hard-wearing
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Won’t stain
  • Never needs waxing or sealing
  • Never needs refinishing
  • Comes in many shapes, styles and colors for every decor

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What’s the Best Flooring for my Kitchen?

When it comes to putting a new floor in your Kitchen there are many options to design a beautiful room. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular.

Hardwood Flooring

The first option to explore is Hardwood Flooring and one of the”Most Popular” would be the ResistX Brand. ResistX offers a variety of textures, color washed planks and an assortment of exotics in contrasting light and dark tones. A lifetime of durability combined with a vision of elegance make this hardwood flooring collection a classic American work of art.

A quality hardwood floor isn’t just an aesthetic investment; it also helps boost a home’s selling price.

Wood floors don’t just benefit people looking to sell their home. They also offer many advantages for those looking to stick around for awhile. The average lifespan of a hardwood floor is 30 years. That may seem like a long commitment to a homeowner who updates and changes décor every few years. But, hardwood works well with many different decorating styles and offers timeless beauty.

New technology in stains and finishes makes it easier than ever to keep hardwood floors looking beautiful for decades. A regular schedule of sweeping or vacuuming and the occasional use of a professional cleaning product is all it takes.

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Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

Ceramic or Porcelain Tile is another great alternative for designing your new Kitchen. With a vast array of colors and patterns to compliment any cabinet style and color. And because ceramic flooring provides the ultimate in stain resistance, you know you’re getting the performance you need. Ceramic tile gives the appearance of stone flooring like travertine, slates and tumbled stone, without the maintenance hassles and expense. Step into a ProSource Showroom and onto the incredible beauty and durability of ceramic tile floors.
ProSource offers a tremendous selection of wholesale ceramic tile flooring, all at highly competitive prices.

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Laminate

Laminate flooring offers great looks at affordable prices. It’s also durable. Kids? Pets? Relax. With laminate flooring, you won’t have to worry. Laminate floors are made to stand up to high traffic and high impact. And laminate is versatile too – it can be installed in any room in your home, wherever you want the beauty of hardwood, stone or tile without the cost and maintenance. Laminate floors are the perfect product for a DIY project. It is easy to install and does not require any adhesive to fasten it to the floor. It is also a great way to go over a less then suitable sub-floor like old linoleum or sheet vinyl.

Laminate comes in Tile patterns

Laminate comes in Tile patterns

Digital Imaging allows for a very realistic look.

Digital Imaging allows for a very real hardwood look.

WHAT EXACTLY IS LAMINATE FLOORING?

Sheet Vinyl or Linoleum

Vinyl sheet floors remain one of the most popular flooring categories. And what’s not to love? Vinyl sheet is available in a wide range of looks; it’s durable and easy to clean. Vinyl sheet also comes in either 6’ or 12’ rolls, which means you won’t have seams where you don’t want them. Sheet vinyl is usually the most cost effective product available, so with a tight budget sheet vinyl makes an excellent option.

Other reasons for Sheet Vinyl Floors:

  • Beautiful, realistic looks
  • Soft under foot
  • Durability
  • Low maintenance
Sheet Vinyl comes in a variety of patterns.

Sheet Vinyl comes in a variety of patterns.

The vinyl sheet kitchen flooring, inspired by the look of Italian leather, is a bold choice that brings a sense of elegance and “old world” quality to the décor.

Luxury Vinyl Tile or Plank

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) or Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is the fastest growing segment in floorcovering. It is a very good option for today’s life. Very water proof, durable, scratch and dent resistant and easy to install. So no matter what your active life throws at it, LVT & LVP can stand up to it. Go ahead live on it.  Style and Design options are not limited with product either. With the ability of digital imaging can bring the outdoors in with many real product looks from Hardwood to natural Stone patterns.

Luxury Vinyl Tile - go ahead Live On It !

Luxury Vinyl Tile – go ahead Live On It !

Resista Luxury Vinyl Flooring is made using a unique and innovative process that captures the genuine colors and textures of wood and stone found in nature.

• Rich wood grains and finishes

• Realistic stone colors and textures

• Subtle hues and patterns

Resista Resilient Flooring is offered with an exclusive Lifetime and Pro-Rated Warranty.The residential warranty is pro-rated based on the warranty life of the product and the light commercial warranty is limited to 10 years.

Resista Resilient Flooring is offered with an exclusive Lifetime and Pro-Rated Warranty.
The residential warranty is pro-rated based on the warranty life of the product and the light commercial warranty is limited to 10 years.

In all of these kitchen design ideas, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect floor to complement your cabinetry, countertops, appliances and, most importantly, your lifestyle and budget.

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4 Tips for Creating a Cozier Living Space

If one of the most frequented rooms in your home is small, dark and dull, you might be itching to spruce it up and transform it into a sanctuary for your family – but what do you do if you’re not exactly an experienced interior designer? Luckily, it doesn’t always take a professional to know how to select the appropriate flooring, furniture and decorative pieces to enhance a dark, bland space. Here are four tips on how to improve the decor of a room that could use a little extra TLC.

1. Use bright colors.
Whether your room has a limited amount of space or you simply want to brighten it up, there’s no easier way to do so than through color. Consider picking carpet flooring in a light neutral to make the room feel larger than it really is.

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2. Bring in reflective surfaces.
Reflective surfaces can do wonders for a room that lacks space and style. Instead of decking out your walls with paintings, use antique mirrors instead to reflect light and create the illusion of more space. Use glass coffee tables or side tables that spread natural light throughout the room. These small tactics can go a long way when it comes to creating elegance and a welcoming atmosphere.

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3. Utilize natural light.
What better way to brighten up a space than with sunlight? If your room has numerous windows, you’re in luck – these are the most effective tools you have to create a more inviting space. Allow sunlight to flow into your room throughout the day to make it a cozier area for work and play. Work in more window treatments to anchor the room in warm light.

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4. Incorporate storage pieces.
Keeping your room neat and tidy might be all that’s necessary to enhance its interior design. That being said, you may want to bring in new pieces of storage furniture to make this dream a reality, whether it’s an armoire or a small standing cabinet. These items can make it easier for you and your family to maintain the decor of the space.

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Whether you plan on decorating now or in the near future, these tips can help you create an interior design worth keeping for years to come.

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Tile News: Porcelain vs. Ceramic

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Tile terminology can be confusing. Most types of tiles are made from clay or a mixture of clay and other materials.  They are then kiln-fired. The larger classification of “ceramic tiles” can be split into two groups: 1) porcelain tiles and 2) non-porcelain tiles. These non-porcelain tiles are frequently referred to as “ceramic tiles” by themselves, separate from porcelain tiles.  While porcelain tiles technically are a subset of ceramics, they are often referred to as porcelains because they are denser, stronger and more durable tile flooring.

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Ceramic Tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in a kiln. They are almost always finished with a durable glaze which carries the color and pattern. They can be naturally colored and left unglazed (like terra cotta) or they can have highly stylized and designed surfaces that are glazed.  They can be glazed in a high gloss or matte finish. These tiles are used in both wall tile and floor tile applications.  They are softer and easier to cut than porcelain, and usually carry a PEI 0 to 3 rating (see below). Ceramic tiles are usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic and generally have a relatively high water absorption rating making them less frost resistant. They tend to be more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.  And, because they often red or white underneath, when they do chip, it tends to show more.

Porcelain Tiles are a newer tile form that are extremely popular among residential and commercial flooring projects. They are generally made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays and fired at much higher temperatures than ceramic tiles. This process makes porcelain tile more dense, less porous, much harder and less prone to moisture and stain absorption than ceramic tiles. For these reasons, most porcelain tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation. Porcelain tiles usually have a much lower water absorption rate (less than 0.5%) than non-porcelain tiles making them frost resistant or frost-proof.

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PEI stands for Porcelain Enamel Institute

This rating acts as a universal meter to rank porcelain tile in its application and use.

Class 1:  No foot traffic.  Wall use only

Class 2:  Light traffic.  Bathroom wall and floor applications

Class 3:  Light to moderate traffic.  Walls, counter tops and floors normal foot traffic

Class 4:  Moderate to heavy traffic.  Good for all residential applications as well as medium commercial and light institutional

Class 5:  Heavy to extra heavy traffic.  All residential and all commercial and institutional use.

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. Porcelain tiles are available in matte, unglazed or a high polished finish.  They tend to look more authentic to natural stone products.

Overall choosing a tile floor is always contingent on pattern, color, and price. Homeowners please consider the application and the potential foot traffic your prospective new floor will experience. At ProSource, we house over 20,000 flooring samples in each of our showrooms, so stop in today and take tour of our amazing tile selection!

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BESPOKE FLOORING: TING LEATHER FLOOR TILES

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Recycled Leathers are unique for their esthetic qualities and abrasion properties. Made for extreme wear and tear conditions, the recycled leathers are nearly twice as dense as cork floor tiles, have abrasion rates comparable to linoleum, and are easy to install and maintain. Suitable for floors and walls, recycled leathers can be customized for size, color, or embossing. They look stunningly beautiful and luxurious in a variety of applications.

TING is priced around $75 a square foot, each belt is hand selected to ensure a high grade of leather, after which belts are cleaned, also by hand, with chemical free substance and prepared for use. The belts are then shaved, so all are the same width, and finally they are laid carefully onto a reconstituted leather backing applied with a water-based glue.

Each tile is carefully designed in-house, as the color and patterning on every belt is unique. This means no two tiles will ever be the same.

When laid parquet-style, they have a character and warmth strikingly similar to that of hardwood flooring – a quality that only improves with age.

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Inghua Ting established TING in 2000. Following her graduation from the Royal College of Art, Inghua worked in Japan developing innovative, futuristic fabrics. However, working at the forefront of fabric technology led her to considering sustainable issues, and the challenge of designing and producing a desirable, luxury product from reclaimed materials. Inspired by seat belts, old leather belts, vintage leather saddles and a range of salvaged fabrics, Inghua cleverly incorporates these materials into new designs to show them off to their best advantage.
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Vintage belt flooring and wall paneling is a bespoke product designed and developed for use in private and commercial spaces. This range also includes brightly colored seat belts that are woven into floor and scatter cushions, over-sized cubes and hammocks.  Deceptively simple in design and incredibly durable, this distinctive collection has become a modern classic, adding sleek sophisticated glamour to stylish interiors, including bars, restaurants, boutique hotels and film and fashion shoots.
TING is a London and Los Angeles based design company that produces luxury products to sustainable, ethical principles.  Well-designed products of exceptional quality are crafted using salvaged materials.
All TING products are produced locally wherever possible and hand made by a team of skilled workers in Europe and Los Angeles.

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