Tile - Edmonton, AB
Tiles are typically made from ceramic, which is a combination of clay, sand, and other materials. These materials are then shaped and kiln-fired for the tile to achieve hardness. A glaze is typically applied to these tiles to make them color and gloss, as well as adding water and stain resistance.
Tiles can also be made from porcelain, which is just ceramic that has a water absorption rating of less than 0.5%. This is achieved by using fine clays, quartz, and feldspar that are fired at higher than a ceramic tile. This provides a much denser tile, which gives it added durability and water resistance, making porcelain tiles suitable for use outdoors. The higher density of porcelain tiles also makes them harder to cut and install on walls.
Natural stone has for a long time only been available for use in commercial settings or in homes if you were very wealthy. Today, affordable natural stone tiles have been made available on the residential market. Natural stone is made from various stones including limestone, granite, marble, slate, and more. Many stone products are simply just solid pieces of stone, while some are composed of stone chips adhered together to create tiles that have the appearance and function of natural stone with less cost.
If you are interested in our tile products, come visit our showroom! We have flooring, wall, and countertop tiles available to transform your home!
We're proud to serve customers throughout the Edmonton, AB area, including the cities of St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Devon, Spruce Grove, and Stony Plain.