manufactures have made significant technological
advancements and have many new tile designs and tile
applications are available for both homeowners and
commercial facilities. If you have never used
ceramic tile before or it has been a long time since
you have done so, you will be amazed at the wide
selection of colors, sizes, shapes and new textures
that are now available. Ceramic tiles come to two
basic constructions, glazed and unglazed.
Unglazed tile have no glazing on the surface.
The color of the bisque goes all the way through the
tile from top to bottom. The through color means the
tile won't show wear form scratches like glazed
tile. Tiles lies quarry tile are unglazed and used
in both commercial and residential areas. Depending
on the type of unglazed tile you may need a special
Glazed tile allows ceramic tile to be offered in
unlimited colors and designs. If the glazed surface
is scratched or damaged you cannot repair the tile,
just replace it. Glazed ceramic tile are generally
used in residential areas only, such as bathrooms,
kitchens, walls and countertops.
Porcelain tiles are growing in
popularity with homeowners and interior designers.
They are denser and less porous than glazed ceramic
tile. Plus, porcelain tiles are highly resistant to
moisture, stains, bacteria, odors and even harsh
cleaners. For homeowners, porcelain tile is
especially resistant to staining, scratches, fading
and is available in both polished and matte
finishes. They are available in a variety of sizes,
colors and textures.
offers a distinct and beautiful alternative to your
flooring choices. Each stone has it own unique
visual appearance. Unlike glazed ceramic tiles,
stone tiles do not have a protective glazed coating
on top and the color goes all the way through the
tiles. Natural stone may be marble, granite, slate
Marble tile is a
timeless fashion classic that has been used for many
centuries as a building material as well as for
sculptures and monuments. Its natural beauty is seen
in many outstanding masterpieces including the
famous Taj Mahal in India. Today, many homeowners
are finding it adds an aura of slender and elegance
to a room's decor.
is one of the hardest and most durable of all stones
used in flooring. The speckled colorations found in
granite a beautiful and subtle fine pattern of
color. Polishing the granite adds a visible sheen
and depth to each tile. Like marble, no two pieces
are a like and color variations add to the natural
beauty and appeal. Professional installation is
highly recommended for installing granite floor
Slate is more of
a fine grained rock with traces of metal that were
present during its slow, natural formation in the
earth. Natural shade variations are an inherent
characteristic of slate and enhance the distinctive
details of each piece. Slate has a rustic charm that
appeals to our senses for natural materials.
has a natural rich beauty that has been adored and
used as a building material since the Roman Empire.
The beautiful, natural stone tiles have unique
veining and a subtle blend of beige color variations
caused by the sedimentary rocks, minerals and
limestone deposits that crystallize over hundreds of
years. These tiles are characterized by their
irregular edges and surfaces.
Limestone has been used in many of
the world's most recognized landmarks, a favorite
stone among architects. Composed primarily of
calcite, limestone withstands the test of time and
weathers exposure well. With its smooth granular
surface and minimal graining, limestone offers a
variety of hardness. But while durable and
functional, you'll find that limestone brings a
natural beauty to just about any setting.
Hardwood floors have been used for
centuries by people through their homes to add
warmth and charm. Hardwood floors never seem to go
out of fashion and can add real value to your home.
Today, many designers recommend hardwood floors as
the main base-layer and then suggest a rug to
enhance the room's overall interior color scheme.
Hardwood floors can either be solid, engineered,
parquet, floating, long-strip, exotic, and
hand-scraped hardwood floors.
Bamboo floors (natural floor) are
becoming a popular alternative to the hardwood
floors. Bamboo is a fast growing, renewable resource
that is a very hard and dimensionally stable. Most
American homeowners do not know that bamboo is
really a type of very long, hollow grass (not wood),
once it goes through the manufacturing process it
becomes hard and rigid like wood Floors made from
bamboo can be used in any area of the home where you
might use a wood floor. They are also installed and
maintained in the same manner as a hardwood floor.
floor (natural floor) is made from
renewable resource, is soft and warm underfoot and
has natural sound-deadening and insulation
characteristics. Most American homeowners are not
familiar with all the benefits of cork floors. For
instance, cork is antimicrobial, resistant to mold
and mildew and is a naturally sustainable resource.
has the newest trends and more sophisticated elegant
patterned designs. Many patterned textured carpets
such as multi-looped berbers are becoming popular
with homeowners. The result gives a more
three-dimensional appearance and pattern-on-pattern
gives carpet a more artistic and elegant look and
also helps hide traffic patterns.
floor offers the variety of colors
and patterns as vinyl flooring like no other floor
covering. Thanks to some great advancement in
styling and technology, today's vinyl floors (also
resilient floors) have been changed
Stone Quartz Surface
Stone quartz surfaces and countertops
offer the ultimate combination of form and function,
allowing for a more diverse, durable, and practical
countertop surfacing material than either granite or
marble. With its stain, scratch, and heat-resistant
properties, stone quartz is the ideal choice for
tile offers limitless colors and
combinations. Due to the glass tiles’ light
reflecting affect it can make any room look bigger
and brighter. It is popular among kitchen and
bathroom projects because glass tile is non porous
tile, so it resists stains, mold and mildew. Glass
tile has also made its way onto commercially
designed projects. It can give any commercial
project an upscale, elegant and artistic appearance.