Renowned for its longevity, tile is an enduring option for many of your favourite indoor and outdoor spaces. Built to last for decades, tile guards against moisture and spills, while beautifying your walls and floors. No matter which style you prefer, there’s bound to be a tile that’s a perfect fit, as there are, literally, thousands of tile colours, textures, patterns, and materials to choose. At Carpet One Belleville Floor & Home in Belleville, Ontario, we carry an impressive collection of both indoor and outdoor tile. Are you thinking about adding tile to your home or workplace? We can help you determine which products are best for your project.
Tile has been around for a very long time, and while new products are constantly being introduced, some traditions remain the same. The three most popular types of tile are ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Each has distinct characteristics and performance advantages. Understanding them will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the best tile for your next installation.
Ceramic Tile: Ceramic tiles are made from clay, sand, water, and other natural materials that are mixed and fired. Traditionally, ceramic tiles are light and versatile. You can use them for wall applications, as well as floors. Oftentimes, ceramic is more delicate and affordable, making it a good choice for backsplashes, accent walls, and light-use areas.
Porcelain Tile: Porcelain is a subcategory of ceramic. It’s generally made with denser clays and fired at a higher temperature – sometimes more than once. This makes the tile modules more durable, heat-resistant, and waterproof. Porcelain tiles have a water absorption rate of 0.5% or less, which means they are virtually waterproof. Porcelain is common in high-traffic settings because it’s more wear and crack-resistant. You can even use it in outdoor settings in some cases. Some porcelain is too dense and heavy to adhere to walls, making ceramic more suitable for this purpose. However, today the differences between ceramic and porcelain are beginning to narrow, and there are ceramic options that are just as durable as porcelain.
Stone Tile: Unlike ceramic and porcelain tiles, stone is created from natural rock. You’ll commonly find marble, slate, granite, limestone, travertine, and other stone tile options. Each is completely unique, featuring its own color shades, veining, and textures. No two stone tiles are alike, so they’re ideal for creating a dimensional and sophisticated floor. Stone tiles are also inherently porous, which is why they usually need to be sealed to lock out moisture. In general, stone is durable and long-lasting. You can often use it for outdoor applications.
Tile is a great flooring choice and would make a lovely addition as a bathroom or kitchen flooring option. We offer a variety of tile flooring options, along with wall tiles, shower and bath tiles, backsplashes, mosaics, borders, trim, and more. We also have commercial tile, which usually has extra slip and wear-resistance. Tile work can be a messy business and it’s important to find a professional installer who will ensure your new floor won’t crack while settling or have moisture and leaking problems in the future. Fortunately, we can help you with all your tile installation needs.
Carpet One Belleville Floor & Home offers you the buying power of over a thousand stores throughout Canada and the United States yet maintains strong community connections. This is thanks to our membership in the Carpet One cooperative. We’re proud to be locally owned and operated while also being able to negotiate great prices with suppliers, so we can pass those savings onto you. We have one of the best tile selections in the region, including premium brands like Ceramica Uno, Casa Roma Mural, and Daltile. We also provide professional room measures and reliable tile warranties. Stop by our Belleville tile store today, or check out our tile selection online, and see for yourself why we’re the area’s top flooring source.
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Tile is popular in kitchens and bathrooms because it is relatively easy to clean and maintain.
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