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Commercial & Residential Ceramic / Porcelain Tile
Did you know some of the oldest floors are ceramic? Ceramic is a material that dates back to ancient times. Tile and stone conjure up images of buildings and sculptures that have withstood the test of the time. The Parthenon, the Forum, Michelangelo’s David, Versailles, just to name a few. Not only are these structures durable and timeless, but their natural beauty is beyond compare. When looking to make the ultimate statement in your own castle, the use of tile and stone is the natural choice.
Tile and Stone Performance
Tile and stone will outlast and outperform most other flooring and wall applications. Individual product performance will vary due to its density, sealant or glaze and how porous it is.
Ceramic tile and porcelain usually have a rating of 1 to 5 for their overall durability and abrasion resistance. Five being the most durable.
Class 1 – No foot traffic: installation on walls only
Class 2 – Light traffic: can be used on walls and residential bathroom floors
Class 3 – Normal: for typical residential applications
Class 4 – Heavy: all residential applications & medium commercial
Class 5 – Extra Heavy: all residential applications & heavy commercial applications
Stone varies greatly in its density which affects its durability. Granite and marble are denser than most other stones, so they will perform better. It is similar to the differences in the hardness of woods. Oak is harder than pine. Generally, stone needs to be sealed for most applications.
Consult with your Celtic Flooring expert to see which product best suits the combination of your design needs, performance needs, and what your pocketbook will bear.
Square Tiles – If you are a traditional person, square sizing is the perfect option for your tastes. Square tile shapes are quite common and are typically made to resemble the look of natural stone. Square ceramic tiles are offered in a range of sizes, anywhere from 6” square all the way up to 48”. Square tile sizes allow for plenty of fun and unique tile layouts, including a basic grid pattern, a brickwork look, diagonal layout, checkerboard, and many other fun designs.
Rectangle Tiles – If a sleek and modern look is important to you, a rectangular shape may be right up your alley. Rectangle tiles are becoming more popular in the home as well as in commercial applications. A rectangular tile is typically twice as long as it is wide, for example 2′ long x 1′ wide. The shape and size options give a modern, contemporary linear look that can dramatically change any space. Rectangular tiles can even make spaces like a small bathroom appear larger and more open. This modern size helps minimize the visual impact of grout lines and can make the pattern flow, appearing more seamless.
Plank Tiles – Plank looks are often made to replicate the look of natural hardwood floors. A plank tile is typically significantly longer than it is wide. Plank shaped tiles can also make a smaller room appear larger by giving a long, linear look. Planks put less grout lines on your floor, which can help it look less busy, thus enlarging the space. If you are already interested in a wood look but want something that is really durable, a wood plank shape only makes sense, right?
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