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Subway Tiles

Subway tiles have certainly stood the test of time. Subway tiles became popular over one hundred years ago in the early 1900’s when New York decided to use this tile pattern when decorating the brand new subway system. Today, subway tiles continue to be a popular choice for modern kitchens and bathrooms.

Traditionally, subway tiles were ceramic tiles and 3” x 6” in size, arranged horizontally in a brick pattern. Today in addition to ceramic, they are also made from glass. They’re available in small sizes such as 1” x 3” to large sizes of 6” x 12” and come in a wide variety of vivid colours. People are also using subway tiles in different patterns such as a straight line grid and stacked up vertically along shower walls. Finishes can vary from matte to crackle to glossy. For more tile patterns visit our flooring pattern page.

What makes subway tiles timeless? Staying simple and classic. Looking great because of clean lines, subway tiles are known for being both durable and stain resistant in nature. Continue reading “Subway Tiles” »

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The Modern Faux Wood Tile Trend

fauxwoodFor decades, homeowners have adorned the look of wooden flooring. The rustic brown colour of wood provides a sense of comfort and warmth in many homes. However, in today’s flooring industry, many porcelain tiles are perfectly imitating the appearance of hardwood.

These Faux wood tiles are preferred over organic wood due to their greater durability and simple maintenance. Whereas natural wood tiles are prone to chipping, scratching and stains, their faux wood counterparts can withstand such damage. A simple measure to maintain these tiles would be to frequently sweep with a broom. As a result, faux wood tiles provide homeowners with the advantage of the rustic wooden appearance, minus the hassle of constant maintenance.

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Why Use Tiles for Your Next Home Renovation

When planning a home renovation, choosing the right type of flooring is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Choosing tiles over carpet or hardwood flooring has a lot of benefits for your home.

Here are some of the key benefits when choosing to buy tile floors for your kitchen or bath renovation.

Durability
Ceramic and porcelain tile surfaces have a much longer life compared to hardwood and carpet flooring.

Fire resistance
They are fireproof. They do not burn nor give off smoke or toxic fumes.

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