Tile and stone flooring in Beamsville, ON
Tile and stone can create a clean and contemporary look that can easily be maintained with little hassle. At Lincoln Design House, we offer a wide range of ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile from the best brands including Centura, Olympia, Sarana, and more. Whether you're into modern or retro, we have the style for you!
Ceramic and porcelain tile
Ceramic tile is molded from clay, pressed, and heated under extreme pressure to form a rigid material. There are two main types of ceramic tile. Non-porcelain ceramic tile is traditionally made from a combination of white, red, and brown clays, occasionally mixed with other minerals.
Porcelain tile is similar, but it also contains feldspar. Feldspar is a type of crystal that becomes glass-like once heated and pressurized. This gives porcelain its shine, hardness, and durability.
Natural stone tile
This tile is produced with natural materials including granite, marble, limestone, travertine, onyx, slate, sandstone, and so many more. Below are some of the most popular forms of natural stone tile.
Granite is dense volcanic rock with a distinctive appearance and natural variations. It resists scratching and is excellent for use in high-traffic areas.
Marble is a metamorphic stone known for its elegant appearance. It’s more porous and is therefore better suited for decorative use over functionality.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock. It's not as dense as other types of stone, which makes it susceptible to damage. It is porous and can be stained colors.
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Ceramic tile simply refers to tile made of clay, sand, and other minerals that are shaped, colored, and fired at high temperatures. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile that is fired at much higher temperatures. This makes it extremely solid and moisture-resistant.
One thing to keep in mind is that tile will take on the temperature of the air around it. This means that it will often be cold in the winter, so you may want to lay down area rugs or invest in some slippers! The only other challenge with tile is its difficult and messy installation. Fortunately, our pros can take care of this for you!
Stone tile is usually cut to show off the natural texture of the stone from which it’s made. This includes all of its natural variations and irregularities. Ceramic tile, on the other hand, is specifically manufactured to be uniform, looking and feeling the same from tile to tile. Stone tile is more susceptible to staining and can also be more expensive up front. You get what you pay for, however—stone is unmatched in its beauty and uniqueness.
If it is properly maintained, tile can last a lifetime! Porcelain tile will last the longest.