We have a wide range of all types of Ceramic Tile in Winnipeg.
Ceramic tile, slate, marble, granite and porcelain are all natural stones that are durable yet elegant. They have strength and stability in design, color and performance. The wide range of colours, sizes, shapes and textures provide an abundance of choices for any decor. We at Curtis Carpets provide a wide range of ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and natural stone tiles in Winnipeg.
Tiles are known to be very durable and environmentally friendly. Many of the types of tiles available today come from primary materials such as clay and stones. For example, ceramic tiles are made from clay, while Marble tiles come from stones. Tiles come in various shapes, colors, and sizes but they also have their differences. These differences are there mainly because of their material makeup. That said, ceramic tiles have grown in popularity mainly because of its durability and versatility. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialists.
Types of Ceramic Tiles
For centuries, homeowners have used ceramic tiles for the floor coverings. As technology improved, the use of ceramic tiles transcended just floor covering but also widely used for wall coverings. Ceramic tiles are very popular for both wall and floor coverings because they come in various colors, textures, and patterns. The different types of ceramic tiles have also given homeowners a wide array of options in the choice of material, design, color, manufacturing techniques, etc. Ceramic tiles are of different types namely:
Ceramic Wall Tile
Ceramic wall tiles are specifically designed for walls. They are also often less durable and smoother on the surface than ceramic floor tiles. Ceramic wall tiles are usually very slippery on their surfaces after coming in contact with water. Good ceramic wall tiles do not hold dirt easily and they are very easy to clean and maintain.
Glazed Ceramic Tile
Glazed Ceramic Tile is formed when a glaze is fused unto the surface of a ceramic tile made from clay and water. It is comprised of two basic elements, clay, and water at an approximate temperature of 2000° Fahrenheit, to form the finished product.
Porcelain tiles are highly resistant to water and moisture. A very ideal tile for high volume areas, porcelain tiles are made by blending fine-grain clays and other minerals to produce a very dense body.
What Are The Differences Between Ceramic Tile and Porcelain Tile?
Porcelain tiles are harder and offer greater design flexibility than ceramic tiles.
The clay used in making porcelain tiles are finer and more purified than the ones used in making ceramic tiles.
Porcelain tile is less likely to crack from extremely cold temperatures due to its low moisture absorption rate and is therefore more ideal for extremely cold climate.
Uses of Ceramic Tiles
As we have seen above, ceramic tiles are used on floors or walls. Ceramic tiles are also used in designing kitchen countertops, decorating graves, etc. The usages of ceramic tiles differ as per their type-residential or commercial. Furthermore, ceramic tiles do not fit all uses, for example, some ceramic tiles are mostly ideal for bathrooms or kitchens while others would fit pretty well in living areas.
There is no doubt that ceramic tiles make your house sparkle in ways no other floor material could. That said, we have tried to explain the different types of tiles with their merits and demerits.
Should you have further questions and/or need more clarifications, or for any other inquiry, please feel free to contact us.
Yes, tiles come in different shapes and sizes. Because of the large array of tiles and manufacturers, finding the right product might be a bit daunting. Hence, the need to highlight a list of what we consider to be the best brands you can trust.
Of all the different manufacturers and brands, the topmost three brands in North America are:
For more than 70 years, Ceratec has produced and delivered ceramics and vinyl surfaces for all types of construction and interior designs. Their tiles and other surfaces remain one of the best produced and most durable in the country. Curtis carpet is one of the approved dealers of Ceratec Surfaces’ products in Canada. Talk to us today to discuss your needs.
Ames Tiles & Stones
Ames Tile & Stone supplies the very best of tiles and stones for your building purposes. From ceramic wall tile, glazed and dry glaze porcelain tile, mosaics, and natural stones including limestone, travertine, slate/quartzite, marble and onyx, Ames & Tiles is a leader in the floor covering business in Canada.
Julian Tiles remains a top brand known for quality products. For more than 40 years, Julian Tiles has supplied top quality tiles to the whole of western Canada, the USA, and from other parts of the globe.