Selecting and Purchasing Tile

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Since early civilization, tile has been used by builders for its durability, practicality and beauty. Today, tile still embodies these functional and aesthetic properties. Whether it is an old world charm you are looking for or a post-modern look and feel, designing with tile offers endless possibilities.

Tile Types

Wondering what the difference is between a ceramic tile and a quarry tile? These brief explanations will let you know.

Ceramic Tiles

These are your typical tile that are used in most cost conscience situations. Ceramic tiles can are extremely durable and can be quite aesthetically pleasing, all while holding up to heavy use.

White Ceramic Tile

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is a ceramic tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from a composition which results in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain tile is available in mat, unglazed or a high polished finish.

Porcelain Tile

Quarry Tile

A glazed or unglazed tile made by the extrusion process from natural clay or shale. This tile is most common in the dark red shades; however, shades of brown and gray are also available.

Quarry Tile

Mexican Tile / Terracota

This tile is generally hand-made and varies in color, texture and appearance. The tile is available in various shapes and sizes. The tile may come pre-finished or require the application of various types of sealers or coatings on site to provide a wearing surface.

Mexican Tile

Terrazzo Tile

Pre-manufactured consisting of marble or granite chips in a portland cement or epoxy matrix in various thickness’ and sizes.

Terrazzo Tile

Agglomerate Tile

Agglomerate tiles are manufactured by mixing graded marble or granite chips of various sizes with Portland cement, polyester resin or epoxy. Thickness may vary and may be ordered in other to meet specifications.

Agglomerate Tile

With so many options in tile alone, your next project can look just the way you want it.

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