Tile: Ceramic, Porcelain, Marble, Mosaic and Granite
We have a variety of products for your next residential or commercial project, and this includes the installation of Ceramic, Porcelain, Marble, Mosaic and Granite. All of these materials are very suitable for use in your home; and they’re particularly spectacular when used as kitchen backsplashes, flooring, or as bath and shower tiling.
Ceramic and Porcelain.
Our regular clients love ceramic and porcelain tiles because of their flexible and decorative uses. Porcelain tile is harder than ceramic, thus offering greater design flexibility. It’s true that both are made from clay and other naturally occurring materials, and are fired in a kiln; however, the clay used to make porcelain tile is more purified and refined. Porcelain is fired at a greater pressure and higher temperature, which results in an extremely dense and hard material. In homes, we generally see porcelain and ceramic used in kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms.
Ceramic tiles are perfect for kitchen splashback areas, decorating furniture, and creating original artwork. When ceramic tiles are made they’re either glazed or unglazed; however, most homeowners prefer to use glazed ceramic tiles in their home. In homes and commercial buildings, flooring can be exposed to numerous materials ranging from chemicals to sunlight; however, that being said, when ceramic tiles are constantly exposed to sunlight they don’t fade or lose any of their original colour. Knowing you have colour permanence in your flooring helps reassure homeowners that they’ll always be in pristine condition.
Marble, besides being a truly beautiful stone, is generally a soft stone which comes in many colours with different veining. It’s important to know that some marbles are harder than others. Basically, marble is re-crystallised limestone that obtains new minerals through the use of intense pressure, resulting in a glamorous and elegant stone. Marble is the ideal material for use in areas where a more formal look is desired.
From walls to flooring, mosaic tile has almost always been the major surface finish for bathrooms. Mosaic traditionally came from European bathhouses where designers used mosaic tiles to cover every surface, from walls to floors, and even ceilings. This is a true testament to the versatility and durability of tile. Our professional team can transform this ancient art-form into a completely customizable modern tile project.
Interestingly, granite is actually compacted quartz that’s taken millions of years to form. Granite is naturally stain resistant and anti-microbial; plus, it’s a much harder stone than marble. In a home, granite is appealing, very classy, and attractive: it has such strength and beauty and it will last a lifetime if looked after correctly. That’s probably why Granite has become the preferred stone for use in kitchens, offering character and warmth in the many, many different colours available.