Known to last for centuries, the perfect tile is an eternally lovely flooring solution that works well outdoors as well as indoors. Lauded by the ancients, tile also lends itself readily to modern life, as it’s both stylish and durable, with thousands of colours, materials, and textures.
At Irvine Carpet One Floor & Home, we carry a comprehensive collection of both indoor and outdoor tile, with new products regularly being added to address customer requests. Are you thinking of having a tile floor or backsplash installed in your home or business? Here’s some information to consider:
Types of Tile
Tile continues to evolve with the time, with new products consistently introduced to the retail market. However, the most popular tile types remain some of the more traditional tiles: stone, ceramic, and porcelain. Consider your functional needs when choosing tile: indoors or outdoors, heavy use or moderate use, casual or formal.
Generally speaking, ceramic tile is made out of clay, which is then fired in a kiln. Ceramic tile is a popular choice for commercial use, since it can withstand heavy traffic.
When ceramic tile is fired at a much higher temperature, it becomes porcelain. Porcelain makes for very dense tile that is tough enough to use outdoors, but also lends itself beautifully to kitchens, bathrooms, and other interior spots.
Carved out of natural substances like travertine, marble, and granite, stone tile is a popular pick for patios, since it blends in so nicely with the natural landscape. Stone tiles are also a popular pick for foyers and fireplaces.
Our Tile Selection
Irvine Carpet One Floor & Home has the buying power of over a thousand stores, while staying close to its surrounding communities. We’re your locally owned operated member of North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores – making us a prime candidate to take on your upcoming tile project.
We carry some of the finest tile brands around, including Urban Zebra, Ceratec, and Centura. Stop by one of our two Barrie retail centers today and see for yourself why we’re the region’s most trusted tile source.
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Benefits of Tile
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