is a vitreous tile that is made with less clay and more feldspar than Ceramic Tile. It is fired at high temperatures that give it more durability and a very low absorption rate. PORCELAIN TILE can be glazed or unglazed. Unglazed, thru-body PORCELAIN TILE can be used in exterior applications where freezing temperatures are of concern. PORCELAIN TILE is often made with deep texturing and coloration that mimics Natural Stone. It also can be polished to a mirror-like shine. PORCELAIN TILE is available in a variety of sizes and price ranges.
is a clay-bodied tile that typically is glazed and kiln fired to give it durability and easy maintenance. CERAMIC TILE is available in a variety of sizes and price ranges.
(decorative mosaic tile) is one of the most versatile products on the market today! It can be used as accents and feature strips, to entire walls! It is often used on backsplashes, in showers, and on swimming pools. Coming in a wide range of colors, textures, and sizes, GLASS TILE can be solid, translucent, metallic, and marbleized. We believe that GLASS TILE can be incorporated into any design scheme.
We carry a wide variety of NATURAL STONE for floor and wall applications. NATURAL STONE is available in tiles of all sizes. It is also available in various shapes, accents, chair rails, cornices, mosaics, and much more! Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Onyx and Slate are all examples of NATURAL STONE.
Our ample selection of tile manufactures includes:
- Back Bay
- Florida Tile
- Happy Floors
- Jeffrey Court
- Lunada Bay
- Petra Slate
- Sonoma Tilemakers
- Stone Mosaics
- Walker Zanger
- Winchester Tile Company
…And many, many more!
Care & Maintenance:
- Keep ceramic and porcelain tile and natural stone and grout free of dust and dry, sandy soil. This will minimize scratches, wear patterns, and grout soiling.
- Use walk-off mats to trap abrasive soil before it gets into the home or building.
- Sweep, dust or vacuum surfaces regularly to remove loose soil and dust.
- Clean the tile and grout using warm water and a clean nonabrasive cloth sponger or mop.
- Use a neutral cleaner that is specially formulated for ceramic, porcelain tile and grout to help remove soils that sweeping, dusting, vacuuming or damp mopping leave behind.
- For extremely soiled tile, clean with heavy duty alkaline cleaner and degreaser.
Things to Avoid:
- DO NOT use scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper, or other abrasive products.
- Avoid cleaners containing ammonia, bleach, abrasive, or other hazardous compounds.
- Always test in small inconspicuous area while using a new cleaner to ensure compatibility.
- Do not use ordinary household cleaners, as you may degrade the sealer that was applied to the grout to protect against stains.