When deciding to install tiles in different rooms of your house or commercial office, sometimes it can be hard choosing which style, design or material would be ideal for the atmosphere that you want to create. Before you start, it’s important to be familiar with the different types of tiles available. Below we provide you with several tile options available and how to decide what works best for your home or office.
1. Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles have been made for centuries and are one of the most common if not the most common tile. This tile has a base that is later glazed to add pattern or a design to the material. Ceramic floor tiles are an excellent option due to its variety of patterns and affordability. However, they are softer than porcelain tiles which can make them slightly more fragile.
2. Porcelain Tiles
Even being a more recent tile option, porcelain tiles are one of the most common that you can find in the market. Porcelain is a similar material to ceramic, however, porcelain is less porous than ceramic and it is a harder material as well. One of the benefits of these tiles is that porcelain material has lower moisture content and they are less likely to break when freezing, making them a great option for Canadians whether they choose to implement them indoor or outdoor.
3. Faux Brick Tiles
Faux brick tiles are an alternative option for the customers seeking a more affordable option and still want to get a natural stone appearance. Faux brick tiles come in a wide variety of styles for walls and floors. Faux brick panels are made from high quality polyurethane foam that is extremely affordable. Unlike installing authentic brick, you will only need caulk or glue and a few standard tools.
4. Natural Stone
SS Tile & Stone carries a wide variety of natural materials including glass, granite, limestone and marble. Each of these has different characteristics in terms of durability, resistance and aesthetics. When it comes to glass, the material is not as a hard as granite or marble, but has a light reflecting attribute that gives off the impression of a more spacious room and creates a welcoming environment for future guests. Moreover, it presents a smooth and lustrous finish in comparison to less vibrant ceramic or porcelain tiles. Granite, limestone and marble tiles have similar advantages in terms of durability, as the natural material will last a lifetime and will give a more refined and luxurious look to your house or office.
SS Tile & Stone | Designer Tiles in Toronto & the GTA
Whichever tile you decide to choose, SS Tile & Stone carries a wide selection of tiles for any taste and appeal. We are an established retail store and supplier of trendy, natural stone tiles, serving Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga and the GTA. We offer excellent quality, service and value and strive to meet and exceed your expectations. We are an industry leading supplier of all types of tiles in Toronto and the GTA and look forward to working with you to find the best designer tiling solution for your home or business. Please visit our website for more about us and all the Stone and Tile Products we have to offer: https://sstileandstone.ca/