Asked on Jul 5, 2018

What kind of kitchen floor tile keep its color and not scratch off?

AnnieAthena BurrusWilliam
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the color on my kitchen floor tile has scratched off over the years leaving white places in front of the stove, sink and under the table. What kind of tile should I buy that has color all the way through and can withstand dogs and boys? Thanks so much!
Jennifer
9 answers
  • Mary
    Mary
    on Jul 5, 2018

    Use porcelain tile.
  • Liz
    Liz
    on Jul 5, 2018

    there are tiles that are infused with color when they are made. you have some that were colored after they were formed.
  • Michelle Leslie
    Michelle Leslie
    on Jul 5, 2018

    Porcelain or clay tiles should both work. It looks like your tiles were painted after firing
  • Richard
    Richard
    on Jul 5, 2018

    solid slate for black or marble for lighter colors. Not to pricey if caught on sale. Both are solid all the way through. Some building supply stores like home depot give free how to lessons, check with customer service.
  • Annie
    Annie
    on Jul 5, 2018

    I get the sense that you’re wanting another vinyl type product. Look for solid vinyl tiles where the color goes throughout the tile, not an overlay on the surface. Otherwise, porcelain, wood are very reliable flooring products for kitchens. It really comes down to $$$ and taste.
  • Faye Edwards
    Faye Edwards
    on Jul 29, 2018

    Wouldn't be better to just ask the people at a tile store? They are the experts in all that stuff.. Also people are loving all that wood looking tile planks.. I bet they are not colored all the way through if they are they are not with wood grain. Looks awesome but chips will happen. You are best to plan for the chips than not. Just so everyone knows there are some awesome vinyl floors out there now. High quality and very durable. So real looking like people can't tell it from ceramic/porcelain tile.

  • William
    William
    on Jul 29, 2018

    Vinyl plank flooring.
  • Athena Burrus
    Athena Burrus
    on Jul 29, 2018

    You may want to consider acid stained concrete if your house is on a concrete pad. It can be done to look like tile and is cheaper than tile. It lasts forever with very minimal maintenence and cost. Later it can be covered if you need a change.

  • Annie
    Annie
    on Jul 29, 2018

    Wow! Never saw ceramic wear down like that! Sorry, I assumed it was vinyl. The other folks are right...porcelain tile as color throughout.

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