Vancouver Tile and Stone
Unlike collections kept by mainstream interior design outlets, our selection of tiles constantly changes according to the current angle being taken by our designers. Keeping a close eye on the market at any one time, our team carefully selects the range of tiles that we’d like to showcase. This allows us to keep our service tailor-made, and in line with what we consider to be the most exciting shifts in the world of interior design at the present time.
With a highly customized selection that comes as a result, you can be certain you’re only being presented with tiles that provide the most current aesthetic and the highest quality. At the heart of our range lies the brand Casa Roma, whose quality ceramic, porcelain, and glass tiles are considered a symbol of modern European style and enduring sophistication. Pairing perfectly with various materials such as stainless steel, stone, and glass, their products are the basis of our fluid range of options.
Porcelain is a popular choice for bathroom floor tiles because it can resist moisture and remain intact for years. These tiles are dense, impervious, fine-grained, smooth, and have a sharply formed face that makes an excellent addition to the clean lines in a kitchen or a bathroom environment. Given that porcelain tiles usually have a much lower water absorption rate of less than 0.5%, these tiles are more frost-resistant or frost-proof than their non-porcelain counterparts. Consequently, they are highly adaptable to both indoor and outdoor use and are suitable for environments that have to endure extremes in terms of temperature and moisture.
Glazed porcelain tiles are also generally much harder and more resistant to wear and damage than non-porcelain ceramic tiles, making them suitable for use in all environments; from those with light residential traffic to those with heavy commercial traffic. with Full-body porcelain tiles carry the color through the entire thickness of the tile, making them virtually impervious to wear and allowing them to sustain their look and feel during a very prolonged lifespan. Available in matte, unglazed, or a high polished finish, there is a huge range of styles to suit every creative aspiration.
Ceramic or non-porcelain tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in a kiln. Almost always finished with a durable glaze that carries the color and pattern, these tiles are used mostly for wall applications such as tub-surround walls or backsplashes. It’s worth taking into account that these tiles have a relatively high water absorption rating, and they are less frost resistant and are more prone to chipping. That being said, in the appropriate location they can still stand out as the best option, thanks to their authentic look and competitive pricing.
We are committed to a healthy environment and sustainable business practices. We only support suppliers that practice these values, so you can feel good about your purchase from us! Visit our North Vancouver flooring showroom today!
We are an award-winning company and active members of BCFCA (BC Floor Covering Association) and NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). We take pride in keeping up to date and we’re constantly increasing our knowledge in the flooring and cabinetry industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer our services in most of the Lower Mainland. Our exact areas of coverage in British Columbia is as follow:
- North Vancouver
- West Vancouver
- Port Coquitlam
- Port moody
- Maple Ridge
- New Westminster
- White Rock
Our Covid-19 related health and safety general protocols are as follow:
- One group at a time policy in our showroom in order to properly implement social distancing. (please book an appointment in advance for showroom visits)
- Staff and visitors are required to wear face masks
- Hand sanitizers are available at the entrance
- All returned samples, as well as highly touched surfaces, are cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.
- Our showroom is cleaned and sanitized by a third-party company every week.
- UV cleaning and sanitizing are used on the pens that we provide to complete our sample check-out forms.
Please contact us for further information on our enhanced safety precautions.
Real Marble is not preferred for flooring purposes since it needs to be sealed regularly. Marble will discolor easily if not maintained properly. Consequently, Porcelain tiles that look like marble are the preferred option for indoor flooring purposes since they are much more durable and easy to maintain.
When you’re running the same vinyl flooring throughout the entire place. This eliminates the need for a transition piece between your bathroom and the rest of your floor. Also, when you don’t have an in-floor heating system, vinyl may be a better choice because it is warmer than tiles under your feet.
A sealer is a protective barrier applied to porous tile surfaces, such as grout or natural stone. It absorbs into the pores and forms an invisible barrier that inhibits moisture penetration and stops mold and mildew growth.
Larger format tiles are more in trend at the moment but they are harder to work with. Mosaics, however, offer a wide selection of shapes, textures, and colors that will never go out of style. Mosaics are great for accents and borders.
Glass tiles are the most common type of tiles used for backsplash purposes since they are super easy to clean.