Tiling & Terrazzo
What Are Rectified Tiles?
A rectified tile refers to the edge treatment of the tile. Rectified tiles have clean, precise edges which give your tile installation that seamless and uniform look.
How Are Tiles Cared For/Maintained?
Tile floors are known for being low-maintenance and water-resistant. Maintenance and floor care are easy when done routinely. Basic maintenance entails sweeping and vacuuming to remove dirt, dust and debris. Avoid any floor cleaning products that contain bleach, acid, oil and wax.
How Long Will Tile Last?
Your tile flooring will last for several decades if properly maintained and cared for. Practice a routine dry and mopping regimen to extend the lifespan of your floors.
When Will it Need to Be Replaced?
Tile flooring is timeless when properly maintained, cleaned and sealed. However, damaged or cracked tiles should be replaced. Stained or outdated tiles should eventually be replaced to quickly bring your home or business back in-style.
What Is the Difference, Ceramic Tiles and Porcelain Tiles?
If you are looking for an affordable, easy to install floor tile, then ceramic tiling is right for you. However, if you are interested in investing a bit more money for a tile option that is denser, water and stain resistant, then porcelain tiles are exactly what you are looking for.
Do Ceramic Tiles and Porcelain Tiles Vary in Quality?
Both ceramic and porcelain tiles are great quality flooring options. They both are durable and easy to care for. For help deciding which tile option is appropriate for your location, give us a call. One of our specialists will guide you through the selection process. We will explain the difference in composition and which tile will best suit your specific needs.
What Is the Difference Between Glazed and Unglazed Tiles?
The main difference between a glazed and unglazed tile is the finishing coating. Glazed tiles, unlike unglazed, have a top surface coat and come in a variety of colors, textures, styles and patterns. Glazed tiles are also waterproof and non-porous. Unglazed tiles come in earthy and natural tones and are denser. However, unglazed tiles are more vulnerable to stains but more slip resistant than glazed tiles.
Where Can Tiles Be Used?
Tiles are a versatile flooring and surface option. They are suited for most locations. Tiles can be used on walls, showers, backsplashes, kitchen and bathroom floors and countertops, fireplaces and hearths as well as outdoor areas.
What Is a PEI Rating?
A PEI (Porcelain Enamel Institute) rating is used to determine the characteristic properties (durability, thickness, resistance to wear) of tiles. It is also used as a guide for determining the best tile option for specific locations.
What Is the Difference Between Wall and Floor Tiles?
The difference between wall and floor tile is defined by their characteristics (hardness, durability and resistance to wear). Typically, for floor tile, you will need a stronger, more resistant material, such as ceramic or porcelain. As for wall tile, you will require a less dense, less thick and glazed finished tile.
What Is the Difference Between Interior and Exterior Tiles?
Unlike indoor tiles, outdoor tiles are made to withstand and endure conditions, such as weather and temperature. They are finished with a textured surface to enhance traction and withstand wear and tear, cracking, and freezing.