Timeless & Luxurious Tile & Stone
Tile & stone flooring materials have been used to beautify homes for centuries around the globe. These luxurious products offer a supreme level of classical style, quality and longevity.
Porcelain tile is a tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays which result in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain tiles usually have a much lower water absorption rate (less than 0.5%) than non-porcelain tiles making them frost resistant or frost-proof. Glazed porcelain tiles are much harder and more wear and damage resistant than non-porcelain ceramic tiles, making them suitable for any application from light traffic to the heaviest residential and light commercial traffic. Full body porcelain tiles carry the color and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile making them virtually impervious to wear and are suitable for any application from residential to the highest traffic commercial or industrial applications. Porcelain tiles are available in matte, unglazed or a high polished finish.
Ceramic (non-porcelain) tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in a kiln. They are almost always finished with a durable glaze which carries the color and pattern. These tiles are used in both wall and floor applications. They are softer and easier to cut than porcelain, and usually carry a PEI rating of 0 to 3. Ceramic tiles are usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic areas and generally have a relatively high water absorption rating making them less frost resistant and they are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.
Tile & Stone Key Advantages:
Durability: Tile is unparalleled in the floor covering industry in its durability. If the right product is chosen and maintained properly, it could easily last the lifetime of the home.
Stain Resistant: Tile is in general, the most stain resistant building product in the world.
Hygienic and Water Resistant: The face of porcelain or ceramic tile will not retain liquids nor will it absorb smoke, fumes or odours.
Easy to Clean: Plain water or a damp mop is generally all that is required to keep the tile clean.
Scratch and Scuff Resistant: While no surface is 100% scratch-proof, tile resists scratches, scuffs and indentations better than any other floor covering.
Fading Resistance: Tile will not fade due to sunlight or electrical light.
Fire Resistance: Cigarettes or fireplace sparks are no problem for tile.
Environmentally Friendly: Tile body is 100% natural.