Residential and Commercial Tiling
There are many species of tile, including ceramic, vinyl, slate, granite, quarry, terracotta, porcelain, glass and metal. They come in a variety of colors, thicknesses and size, depending on their use on floors, walls, countertops and any surface that needs a durable finish.
By far the most popular tile is porcelain, which utilizes a “through-color” process that does not involve a glaze or layering of materials to create the product. The surface and interior of this tile is made of the same material. It provides high performance and low maintenance.
Ceramic tiles are mostly made from thin layers of fired clay fired at high temperatures to give it hardness. The tile then may be glazed or left unglazed depending on its use. They come in a wide range of colors that can be easily cut and shaped to fit flooring needs and are classified by different “Wear Ratings” that determine where best they should be used.
Tile that replicates wood is a more popular than ever. It comes in a wide variety of stain colors and in many types of finishes, which can have an impact on maintenance.
New glass tiles come in a variety of patterns and colors. They also can wrap around radius walls.