Tile is typically used in bathrooms and kitchens because it is extremely durable and easy to clean. But, as modern design can attest, tile is one of the most stylish and functional flooring solutions for any room in your home.
Di’s Floor Centre offers many different styles of tile, including porcelain, ceramic, and natural stone tiles. Thicker and thinner options are also available for floor tiles, wall tiles, wood-look tiles, stainless steel tiles and VitraArt glass tiles.
Which tile should you use: porcelain, ceramic or stone?
Porcelain and ceramic tile are the most commonly recognized types of tile on the market. Porcelain tile is harder, denser and purer in composition than ceramic tile. These differences are accomplished by compressing porcelain tile further and kiln drying at a higher temperature than its ceramic counterpart.
Get the look
Tile can provide everything from a dramatic look to a delicate accent in any space. It has been used for centuries to create artistic architectural elements in buildings around the world. With the variety of textures, colors, shapes and styles, we’ll help you to create the tile pattern that best fits your personality and decor.
Very easy to clean and extremely durable. Tile is fade resistant, so it is an excellent flooring choice for high-traffic areas.
Water-resistant and waterproof installations are available. Different tile textures can even provide slip-resistant traction in wet environments such as bathrooms, kitchens and even outdoor patios.
Hypoallergenic and VOC-free. tile is impervious to dust, dust mites, mold, germs and bacteria that cause allergies. It also emits no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Long lasting. Ceramic and porcelain tile last a lifetime.
A green building material. Tile manufacturing companies are “closed loop” systems, which means they create very little waste. Using tile in your home also helps it achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating.
A non-combustible flooring. Tile is not flammable.
All flooring solutions at Di’s Floor Centre have a green certification and have low or no VOC emissions. We also offer hypoallergenic and all-natural products for customers who experience allergies or chemical sensitivities.
Things to think about…
When you’re thinking about flooring with tile, remember that this material is cold to the touch. On hot summer days, cool tile can be the best thing that your feet have ever felt, but during colder winter months, it may be right for you to think about installing a heating system underneath your new floor. This will allow for a warmer bare footfall when it’s chilly outside.
Tile is great for much more than just floors. It can be installed on your walls, in the shower, on your kitchen backsplash, as a sleek or statement countertop and even out on the patio. With tile you can truly think outside the box: more than just squares and rectangles, tile comes in all shapes, colors, sizes and patterns to suit your style.
Tile can get a bit pricey, especially if you’re planning on installing a heating system underneath, but no need to worry. The flooring specialists at Di’s Floor Centre will help you find the right style of tile to get the look you want with the budget you have. It might also be worthwhile to explore luxury vinyl tile as a second option.
Brands we carry
It’s tough to decide whether a floor is right for you when you are stuck in a showroom. Di’s Floor Centre has samples available for each of our flooring options so that you can take them home and consider them in your space for free, for up to 48 hours.
We are your local flooring specialists. If you have any lingering questions about whether tile is the right flooring for you, feel free to contact us or visit our showroom. You may also find out more about this and other flooring products on our FAQ page.
Di’s Floor Centre partners with an elite group of local flooring installation experts who are ready to get your new floor installed. If you’re interested in our stone, ceramic or porcelain tile installation services, request your free in-home consultation today. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.Learn More »