From patterned porcelain to ceramic mosaics, tile is a versatile and elegant choice for any home. At Hamstra Carpet One Floor & Home in Strathroy, Ontario, we carry a full selection of wall and floor tiles, with plenty of choices for backsplashes, custom showers, and more. We also offer comprehensive installation services, including heated flooring systems. For the best place to buy tiles in Strathroy, Ontario, plan a visit to our showroom today, or check out our full selection online.
While we carry an incredibly diverse array of tile colours and designs, they’re all essentially grouped within three main categories: stone, ceramic, and porcelain. Natural stone tiles are cut from real rock, like granite, limestone, and marble. Below, we will go into more detail about ceramic and porcelain tile.
Ceramic tiles are made from materials like clay, sand, and water that are mixed and fired. They may also be glazed. Tile glazes add specific colours, gloss levels, textures, and performance features. For instance, some glazes specifically add crack, stain, and slip resistance. Ceramic is light and versatile, making it a good choice for walls and backsplashes. It’s also available in a wide array of styles that can be mixed and matched to create a truly unique focal point in your home or business.
Porcelain tile is traditionally made from denser clays. It also may be fired at a higher temperature. This creates a waterproof product that’s more crack and heat resistant. However, today, there are many ceramic tiles that are manufactured with the same level of strength. Since porcelain is so dense and heavy, it can be hard to adhere it to walls in some cases. This makes it more appropriate for flooring. Porcelain floor tiles are common in high traffic areas, particularly when moisture may be a factor, such as public restrooms and entranceways. Some porcelain collections are also graded for outdoor use. They can handle different weather conditions, heavy moisture, and freeze-thaw cycles. This makes them a top option for patios and walkways.
You can install tile in a variety of settings, including outdoor patios and commercial spaces. Adding tile to your home or business can be an involved process, and we recommend using our professional installation services to ensure the job is done right. We can help you add that serene white porcelain tile backsplash to your bathroom or create an elegant natural stone foyer. Whatever your vision is, our experts are ready to help you accomplish it.
We’re your local source for tile and flooring in the Strathroy, Ontario area. You’ll find premium tiles from top tile manufacturers in our showroom, including popular brands like Ceramica Uno. You’ll also find amazing wall and floor tile prices, in addition to our wide selection and friendly service. Contact us today to learn more.
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