Tile

There are many different types of tile and depending on where it is, the amount of traffic, and the amount of moisture it receives will depend on which type will be best. Ceramic and Porcelain tile is the most commonly used and serves its purpose. Some other types are marble, slate, and travertine. Get a quote or ask us a question by visiting our contact page. Currently serving Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho.

Porcelain tile

Porcelain tile is a subset of ceramic tile. Porcelain tile is baked at higher temperatures in the kiln, more so than many types of ceramic tile; the higher the temperature, the harder the tile. Porcelain tile is a very refined and moisture resistant type of ceramic tile that has attributes which make it both a practical and decorative choice. With porcelain tile, you are gaining the benefit of a classy, refined look for your interior, particularly in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens. Varieties of porcelain tile are available in glazed and non-glazed styles much like other types of ceramic tile, the glazed tile being a little bit easier to keep clean, and unglazed tiles offering a slip resistant quality that may make them more suitable for use in certain areas. Porcelain tile offers a significant level of practicality; the benefits of durability, hardness, and moisture resistance are its most obvious traits.

Ceramic tile

Ceramic tile is made from clay which is baked at very high temperatures, resulting in an attractive and very hard surface. Ceramic tile is a varied material, some types glazed with a layer of liquid glass, others left untreated for a more natural, rustic appeal. Overall, ceramic tile is very low maintenance, particularly in terms of keeping the surface clean. Ceramic tile retains virtually no dirt and can be kept clean with water and a damp cloth or mop. Ceramic tile is also naturally fire resistant and can actually help to maintain a structure in the event of a fire, making it a popular choice of flooring material by the safety conscious.

Slate tile

Slate is a beautiful natural stone with a vast array of colors. Each piece of slate has unique character, creating a one-of-a-kind project for interior and exterior surfaces. Slate is a porous material with the capability to absorb liquids, so it always needs to be sealed. Gauged (calibrated) slate is cut into uniform thickness to prevent installation problems. Just like marble, slate offers honed and tumbled finishes as well. As for maintenance slate is best cleaned with a dust mop and a neutral cleaner because it is porous. You must always use a penetrating sealer to prevent absorption into the stone and staining. Also you don't want to use abrasives or acidic cleaners.

Travertine tile

Travertine is a beautiful natural stone that began as a limestone and through a process of thousands of years changed through heating and cooling into travertine. The variations in the color of the stone create a unique project. Travertine has natural voids, which are either purchased unfilled or filled. Filled travertine has natural holes filled with an epoxy, residue or mortar. Unfilled travertine has natural holes that were left unfilled. These are typically filled in the grouting process. Just like marble and slate, travertine offers honed and tumbled finishes as well. As for maintenance travertine is best cleaned with a dust mop and a neutral cleaner because it is porous. You must always use a penetrating sealer to prevent absorption into the stone and staining. Also you don't want to use abrasives or acidic cleaners.

Travertine tile

DuraCeramic is a limestone composite base and very durable. It is warmer and more comfortable underfoot than ordinary ceramic, porcelain, slate, marble, and travertine. DuraCermic comes in a variety of colors, designs, textures and sizes. You can install it with the premixed grout for the traditional ceramic look or without grout for a contemporary appearance. It is easy to maintain and clean and resistant to normal wear and tear. DuraCeramic offers a lifelong limited warranty against fade, stain and wear for residential and a five-year commercial limited warranty.

Marble is one of the most beautiful types of stone and has been used to create incredible buildings and monuments. Marble is a natural, soft and porous stone with inherent variations, creating a unique project. Marble is known for the beauty and elegance that it creates through the veining and color variations. Marble is mainly used in low traffic areas such as: bathroom floors and walls, showers, fireplace, and vanities. There are a few types of marble, one being polished marble which goes through a process to create a shiny surface. Honed marble goes through a similar process to create a smooth surface. And tumbled marble is placed into a tumbler at the factory to rough up the edges to create a rustic look. As for maintenance marble is best cleaned with a dust mop and a neutral cleaner because it is porous. You must always use a sealer specifically for marble to prevent absorption into the stone and staining. Also you don't want to use abrasives or acidic cleaners.