Floor Tiles 101
Learn about seven popular varieties, and find the right fit for your flooring needs.
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Concrete is a tough man-made mix of stone, sand, water and cement. It’s long-lasting, water-shedding, hail-resistant and can be made to mimic the look of other building materials. It can be a good roofing choice for harsh climates.
Because it requires specialized tools and knowledge, and because you must ensure that the structure being covered can withstand the weight, concrete tile should be installed by trained professionals only.
Install Yourself? No
Best Uses: Floors, countertops
Con: Difficulty of installation
Getting the subfloor properly prepared will make the tile go down smooth and easy.