A classic look to add a little warmth and magic to your space
Refined and durable, ceramic tile is strong while maintaining a warm & welcoming look. Available in looks that range from natural stone to clay, marble and even petrified wood!
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We’ve got everything you need to know about tile floors, all in one place! Every tile is unique – no two
pieces of stone are ever exactly the same, making them individual works of art with totally unique
patterns of color and mineral veining.
Made from a mixture of different clays and other natural materials, fired in a kiln at extremely high temperatures until hard. They are then either left in their natural white or red unglazed state, or glazed with a colored top layer.
A type of ceramic tile, but much more dense due to being fired at even higher temperatures. Porcelain is harder, more resistant to moisture and staining, and has color that runs throughout the body of the entire tile. Both types naturally resist dents and scratches, and are available in an endless variety of glaze colors, shapes and sizes.
Another decorative option, available in designs made from real slate, marble, limestone, granite and travertine stone. Much like with ceramics, different stones each have a unique look, with lots of variation between individual tiles.
Because of tile’s incredible hardness, you’ll get many years of durable beauty out of your tile floors.
Cleaning tile can be simple, but you need to know how to do it properly. Follow these tips to keep
your tile well-maintained:
The following are some of the questions we hear most often about tile floors, along with our expert answers.
It can – cracked grout can mean that moisture and dirt will easily penetrate the spaces between tile and mortar. This will gradually wear away your grout, resulting in loose tiles.
Sealed tile is far more resistant to stains, so you should periodically reseal it post-installation.
Use a high-quality, manufacturer-recommended sealant, preferably with a natural-looking finish.
Glaze is simply a liquid glass coating that gets baked into the surface of each tile during the firing process. Glaze offers a practically unlimited variety of options for color and design, and offers other benefits like added stain resistance. Unglazed tile retains its natural look, and comes in a limited array of colors than includes earth tones like white and red.
Tile installation can be an intensive process, and it requires a lot of technical skill. For that reason, we recommend professional installation. Ensure that your installer mixes different tiles from different boxes in order to achieve even visual variety.