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About Tile

Built to stand the test of time, it’s really no wonder why tile remains a flooring favorite.  Tile has been used inside and outside dwelling spaces for many centuries, and goes far beyond fleeting trends. With its infinite staying power and its ability to beautify all your favorite gathering areas, tile is truly remarkable and is a fabulous pick for your floors, backsplash, walls, and showers.

At Custom Floors Carpet One in Sarnia, we carry an extensive collection of both indoor and outdoor tile. Are you considering adding some new tile to your home, or to your place of business?

Expert Advice - Choose the Perfect Tile

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the three basic types of tile flooring: ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

Where Can Tile Be Installed?

Tile is one of the most versatile home products. It can be installed virtually anywhere in the home, but, because it is moisture resistant, tile is especially popular in kitchens and bathrooms. Regardless of where you choose to install tile, you can take advantage of a seemingly endless number of design options.

Although tile is a popular flooring option, it isn't restricted to floors. Tile can be installed on walls and backsplashes, for example. Wall tile and backsplash tile is usually smaller and less durable than floor tile, but it is more design-focused.

There are many, many reasons to choose tile. Tile makes a wonderful and dramatic first impression, as its bold colours and textures really make your space stand alone. Tile also manages to stay both classical and modern, with new innovations in the industry constantly offering up additional design and application possibilities. Tile is also fully customizable, making it possible to create a space that’s truly all your own.


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Types of Tile

Which type of tile is right for your space? Well, it depends entirely on your needs and tastes, but here are some basics on three of the most popular tile types:

Ceramic tile: Ceramic tile is crafted using natural clay, which is then fired in a kiln. Ceramic tile is exceptionally sturdy and is a great choice for both indoor and outdoor uses.

Porcelain tile: Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile that’s finished at a much higher temperature during the firing process. A denser tile than its ceramic cousin, porcelain tile is a very popular option for poolside areas, but it’s great in the bathroom too.

Stone tile: Stone tile is made using natural stones and minerals, such as granite, travertine, slate, and marble. Since it’s made by Mother Nature, it’s no surprise that stone tile works great in natural landscapes. It’s also a solid choice for your indoor entryway and fireplace.

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Our Tile Selection

As a member of Carpet One Floor & Home, Custom Floors Carpet One boasts the buying power of over a thousand stores, yet remains closely tied to its local community’s preferences and needs. We are a locally owned/operated member of North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores – that means we’re the perfect team to take on your upcoming tile project. We carry hundreds of tile varieties, including Centura, Ceratec, and Ceramico Uno. We also offer a full range of flooring and tile installation services, making Custom Floors Carpet One your sole source for all things tile.

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Tile Inspiration

Tile gets downright artistic with these stylish and splashy decorating ideas.

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Tile Maintenance

Because tile can handle spills and stains, it is easy to clean and maintain. Tile, unlike most other flooring options, can even be wet mopped.

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Different Types of Tile

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone are all ideal tiles for specific applications. Learn about what differentiates them from one another and what type of tile is optimal for your next project.

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