Encaustic Tiles – Not Just a Thing of the Past

Encaustic Tiles have been around for centuries, but are finally getting the recognition they deserve. These tiles have gone in and out of style, just like many fashion trends, but will shine once again in 2018. Their origin dates back all the way to Medieval times and was even a popular choice during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.


So now that you know the backstory of encaustic tiles, you’re probably more confused than ever. If you’re still asking yourself questions such as “what exactly are encaustic tiles?” and “if they date back centuries, won’t they make my place look old and outdated?” Keep reading to find out more and how this is false!
Encaustic Tiles are a type of ceramic tiles in which the design on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colours of clay. They are typically composed of two colours but the tile can have as many as six. With all of the colour and pattern combinations the possibilities for the design of these tiles are endless! The designs are extremely gorgeous as they are bold and graphic. This adds a pop of flare and colour to any room.


Since the design is a product of the clay, it will not diminish through the everyday wear and tear. This is a common struggle that homeowners in Toronto and the GTA face when it comes to their tiles as there is nothing more aggravating than spending time and money designing and installing tiles that eventually begin to fade. With a design so eye-catching, you don’t want it to fade over time, and luckily with encaustic tiles, that won’t happen.


You can get as creative as you want when it comes to encaustic tiles. An intricate design will give the illusion of a carpet like effect but will not require as much maintenance. Instead of a deep scrub periodically, all these tiles need are a quick wipe every once and a while and they are as good as new. In addition, encaustic tiles are perfect for warmer climates as they stay cool in hot weather and are not slippery.
Encaustic tiles are the ideal option if you are trying to bring life to a rather dull room. They look good in rooms of any size, but are a great way to spruce up a smaller space such as a bathroom or kitchen.


SS Tile & Stone is a trusted retailer and supplier of wallpaper, tiles and stone located in Etobicoke, Ontario. Our gorgeous encaustic tiles are sold at wholesale prices and we service clients in Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke and throughout the GTA. We strive to achieve the highest quality, service and value with every project we take on. We look forward to showing you our beautiful encaustic tiles and demonstrating how passionate we are about our products.