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Intro to Tile & Stone


Versatile. Beautiful. Distinctive. With its wide range of materials and colors, tile offers endless possibilities for creating your vision for a room. In addition to its variety of decorative design options, tile is very durable and easy to maintain.


There are a number of common tile materials, which each offer their own unique characteristics. Natural stone, such as granite or limestone, is naturally formed so no two pieces are exactly alike. This helps create floors that are elegant and distinctive.


In either glazed or unglazed styles, ceramic tiles are a popular choice for attractive, long-lasting floors. Glass, mosaic and metal tiles provide opportunities for fresh creative expression in flooring design.


While it requires careful installation, tile is a preferred choice for high traffic areas, like entranceways, and places where moisture is an issue, such as kitchens and bathrooms.





Tile Flooring:  Guide for Home Decorating

Durable, easy to maintain, and water resistant, tile flooring offers a number of advantages for use in practically any room in your home and even outside. While the choices are nearly limitless, there are a few key things to consider.  Consider this tile flooring guide when choosing ceramic tile for your home.


Natural Stone Tiles

  • Granite — its high density resists bacteria and moisture, which makes it ideal for kitchens, outdoors and high traffic areas.

  • Marble — not as tough as granite, it's best suited for bathrooms and lower traffic areas.
  • Limestone — this softer stone is decoratively versatile, but not recommended for high traffic areas.
  • Slate — Naturally slip resistant, it's hard and durable which helps make a good looking, long lasting floor for any room.


Ceramic, Glass and Metal

These tiles are all versatile and can be used in a variety of rooms, although glass and metal are primarily recommended as accents.


Tile floors are heavy, so it's critical to make sure the sub-flooring is sturdy enough to support the weight. In addition, tile floors can also be chilly (not a bad thing in warm climates) and sometimes slippery.

Why Buy from Valley Flooring?

  • We combine the buying power of nearly 2,000 stores to offer the largest selection and negotiate the best prices so we can pass the savings on to you.

  • Carpet One has the best guarantees in the industry including “The Beautiful Guarantee” - you’ll love the way your floor looks or we’ll replace it . . . free!!!

  • Our Installers and Sales Professionals receive specialized Carpet One training, making them very knowledgable and helpful flooring experts.

  • We have served the Central Coast for 41 years.  During this time we have seen our competitors come and go, but we have been and will continue to be here to serve our loyal customers.

  • We carry exclusive brands not available anywhere else.  These products are held to Carpet One’s extremely high quality standards and are backed by the best warranties in the industry.


From service to selection, no other flooring store helps you bring out the lasting beauty and value of your home like Valley Flooring Carpet One of Santa Maria. Whether you're just browsing and would like a flooring estimate, or you're ready to have your new floors installed by certified professionals, come visit our flooring store and discover a world of creativity that's waiting for your personal touch.

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