Vancouver Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles

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 as 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 Tiles

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. 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 Tiles

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.

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Glass Tiles

Glass tiles are similar to porcelain tiles in their ability to resist the damaging effects of moisture. However, they are unique in that they can create shimmering walls, backsplashes or decorative surfaces due to highly reflective qualities and a wide variety of colors and finishes available.

Ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles can be used together with ease to create a highly contemporary feel that perfectly suits the look of the newest designers.

Wall Tiles

Wall tiles can really be anything from ceramic tile, stone tile, porcelain tile, natural stone or even slate, just in this particular instance designed to be installed on a wall instead of as flooring.

That means that they are generally smoother, more uniform in color and finish, and easier to keep clean than floor tiles.

Wall tiles are available in a vast array of styles, colors, materials and patterns so you can get anything from simple, neutral wall tiles that blend into the background in almost any setting to multicolored stone wall tiles that attract the eye and stand out from their surroundings.

It’s worth noting that many different styles of tile are available in both porcelain and ceramic form. Gaining popularity these days are large format porcelain or ceramic tiles. Made from the same materials as smaller tiles, the larger format tiles offer a totally different look and feel due to their size and weight, which lend them more of a hand-made touch.

Porcelain Wall Tiles

Porcelain wall tiles have many benefits associated with them, including moisture resistance, durability, ease of cleaning, and frost resistance. They are quite versatile, so you can use them indoors as well as outdoors with the only real restriction being their ability to withstand UV rays.

Porcelain tiles create clean lines and a crisp feel and may be installed in both straight and curved patterns, depending on your preference.

Ceramic Wall Tiles

Ceramic wall tiles are one of the most popular choices for those looking to create a contemporary or traditional look in their homes. They come in an endless number of styles and patterns, as well as materials such as porcelain, ceramic and even glass.

Although not as durable as porcelain tiles, ceramic wall tiles do have some distinct advantages over porcelain tiles like their ability to absorb sound, which make them suitable for use in kitchens and bathrooms where both noise level and humidity are high.

Wear Protection

One of the important features offered by tiles is wear protection. Without any material between you and the ground, walking on plain concrete or stone can quickly damage your feet and your flooring. This is even worse if you live in a cold climate and your floors and walls are exposed to the elements all year round.

Tile has natural insulating properties that protect both you and your floor from damage caused by temperature variations, but they also provide protection from moisture. Water-resistant tiles like porcelain or ceramic wall tiles, as well as glass tiles are highly recommended for use in bathrooms and kitchens as they can keep potential mold spores at bay.

Grout Protection

Grout is the material that holds ceramic or porcelain tiles together when installed to create a floor or wall. It also offers protection against moisture, but it does not protect against harsh chemical cleaners.

Grout can be scrubbed with harsh cleaners that damage both you and your grout in the process.

Tile surface is not only more durable, but also easier to clean than most surfaces which makes it an excellent choice for homes with pets or children who are likely to spill drinks or food particles on the floor.