The major difference between porcelain tile and ceramic tile is how it is made. Both tiles are made from a clay mixture that is fired in a kiln, but porcelain goes through an added process, grinding the clay to make it very fine. When the clay is compressed,it becomes very dense and has very little moisture absorption making it ideal for outdoors.
Sanded grout is used for joint spaces 1/8” or larger while un-sanded grout is used for joint spaces 1/8”, 1/16 or smaller. Non-sanded grout is also recommended for installation of glass, metals, or other materials that can easily scratch.
Rectified tiles are tiles that have been cut after firing to insure uniformity in size.
The recommended grout joint is 3/16”. Tiles that are truly rectified can be set closer, however some of the larger tiles will naturally have a slight warp.
Floor tile is made to be thick and sturdy so it can withstand foot traffic.Meanwhile, wall tile is thinner and lighter for easier installation. Wall tiles should never be used on floors because they are not designed to do so. Some floor tiles can be installed on walls, depending on the size and weight, though you should consult a professional before choosing to install floor tile on your walls.
Durability: Tile is one of the most durable flooring or wall treatment options out there. Porcelain tiles are especially resistant to scratches and high traffic.
Low maintenance: Your tile will maintain its beauty without a lot of hassle. No need to polish or special cleaning products.
Stylish: Since tile can take on basically any colour, shape, or size, there is no end to the style possibilities.
Easy to clean: Tile does not require any special cleaning products. Simply sweep and mop tile flooring, and scrub tile walls to keep the surface looking great.
Pick-up & Delivery
Usually orders will be ready for pick-up same day or next day depending on the quantity of products. You may also let us know if you'd like to pick-up on a specific day.
Yes, we do! Currently our delivery area includes Kingston & St. Andrew and St. Catherine. Please give us a call at (876) 925-8453 to set up a delivery.