Since kitchens see a lot of foot traffic, food messes, and water spills, it’s essential to choose versatile, durable materials for your backsplash and tile flooring installation in Sacramento. The last thing you want is to invest a substantial amount of money to redo the heart of your home, only to find out the materials you selected weren’t the best option.

At Palm Tile and Stone Gallery, our Sacramento, CA showroom experts have decades of experience with quality tiles, and as such, they can help you decide what would work best for your particular renovation. To get you started on the right reno path, our pros have come up with the following suggestions, so you have a good idea of what would work, and what won’t, when it comes to redoing your kitchen.

Produced at high temperatures and under immense pressure, porcelain tiles are therefore dense and hard. As such, it’s perfect for high-traffic areas. As well, this process creates a less porous material, a great feature for areas of the house, like bathrooms and kitchens, that see a certain degree of water. When looking at alternatives for a tile flooring installation in Sacramento, glazed tiles offer a unique, glass-like surface, because of its firing process, whereas unglazed porcelain provides a uniform pattern throughout the tile.

Although softer in appearance than porcelain, a ceramic tile flooring installation in Sacramento is equally suitable for kitchens, as they too have a hard-wear surface. Although slightly more porous than its porcelain counterpart, the specialized glazing process on ceramic materials ensures a surface that’s impervious to water and other liquid spills, once the tiles have hardened.

Beautifully textured tiles that are cut from sedimentary rocks, travertine offers yet another excellent choice for kitchens. Well-known for their long lifespan, travertine is also popular for another appealing feature: its stunning appearance. As they are non-flammable and can handle temperature fluctuations well, they ensure a safe, visually striking, environment, no matter where you place them.

Why do people love granite so much, choosing it for both countertops and tile flooring installation in Sacramento? One word: Durability. Tough like no other, granite can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it, and that includes cookware and knives! If you’re looking for longevity in a renovation material, look no further than granite. In fact, it may even outlast everything else that’s in your home! With a natural volcanic surface that’s virtually impenetrable to liquids and tiles that are available in a wide range of colors, you’ll likely have a hard time selecting which color you prefer for your makeover!