Franchino’s Stone and Tile has been installing wood, tile, LVT, and carpet in Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco for over a decade. Our installation team is experienced, dedicated and stays up-to- date on the newest products available to install. They work closely with the homeowner, contractor, or builder to be an asset in the management of the job. This helps keep project costs down while speeding up the completion of the job.
Luxury vinyl flooring performs well in almost any residential or commercial setting. Its surface resists scratches and scuffs, and it will never trap dust, dirt, or harmful allergens. Luxury vinyl flooring can handle spills and stains without any special treatments. Compared to other flooring options such as hardwood, tile, and laminate, luxury vinyl flooring is relatively comfortable underfoot. Why? It has a rather flexible construction, making it not as hard as other floors. Furthermore, most luxury vinyl floors have extra layers, such as cork underlayment, that provide additional softness and support underfoot. These support layers help keep luxury vinyl floors warm to the touch as well.
The differences between porcelain and ceramic tile are how its made. Both are made from clay and is fired in a kiln, but porcelain tile is fired at a higher temperature. Thus, making porcelain tile stronger and more durable than ceramic tile.
Ceramic tile is made with a base of clay, mixed with minerals and water. Typically ceramic tile has a water absorption rate of 0.5%-3.0% making it a poor choice for outside, or high heat application. But ceramic tile is a great choice for bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes places that are freeze-thaw stable.
Porcelain tile is made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and feldspar. Fired at a higher temperature this melts the feldspar causing all of the materials to fuse. While driving out more water in the tile compared to ceramic tile. This makes porcelain tile denser, stronger, and more stain-resistant suitable for outside applications, fireplace installations and the preferred tile in commercial uses.
Both types of tile can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, and backsplashes. Both types of tile come in varied colours, and sizes. Our team can guide you to the best type of tile-based on your installation needs.
Mohawk, Shaw, Dixie Carpet, and Karastan are some of the major carpet manufactures we sell at Franchino's. Carpet comes in varied price points, colors, and textures to give your living space personal style. We even have carpet that is impossible to stain we challenge you to try. Make sure you ask your designer about our upgraded carpet pad that has a vapor barrier on top and bottom of the pad.