Tile & Stone
Tiles are also a popular material for feature walls and backsplashes, allowing for different textures and delicate designs that you couldn’t find on a floor tile. Porcelain is water resistant, and is suitable for bathrooms, basements, and other rooms prone to water damage. In fact, some porcelain tiles can be used directly in showers and bathtubs. Porcelain is more difficult to cut than ceramic, so more experience is needed to install porcelain. Ceramic tile is usually offered at a lower price point and is easier to install.
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What should I know about grout?
You should not look at grout as merely a plain backdrop to your tiles; it can function as an effective and appealing element in the design as well. Variations in grout colour and the width of the grout line allow you to further personalize your flooring or backsplash.
How can tile add to the style of my home?
Natural variations in tile colour can give a home a rustic, natural appearance. The use of tiles with minimal variation creates a sleek, modern, uniform look. There are innumerable combinations of colours, textures, and patterns that allow you to create a unique style with tile.
Are there environmentally friendly tiles?
Yes! There are many options within stone and ceramic tile that may decrease your impact on theenvironment. Some ceramic tiles can be created with up to 40% recycled materials. These materials are a result of post-consumer waste and excess construction materials. Scrap tile and glass can be ground to be re-incorporated into new tiles.Learn more about enviro-friendly flooring.