Please have a look at our frequently asked questions.


Please have a look at our frequently asked questions.

What are the advantages of ceramic tile?

Ceramic tile is a popular choice because of the vast number of colors, shapes, sizes, finishes and textures that are available. In addition to its appearance, the cost effectiveness and easy maintenance makes it a wise choice in any room in your home.

What other rooms are good places to install ceramic tile?

The sheer amount of styles, shapes and finishes of ceramic tile make it a solution for any room in your home. From modern to rustic to traditional, there’s a ceramic tile flooring option for any décor. Add personality to your bathroom, kitchen, shower, garage—anywhere you want flooring that’s functional and fashionable.

How scratch resistant is ceramic tile flooring?

With a higher luster, glazed ceramic tile is more prone to scratches than its unglazed alternative, which won’t show as many scrapes and marks.

How is ceramic flooring made?

Ceramic tile is made from clay that’s shaped and fired at a high temperature in a large industrial oven known as a kiln. Materials commonly used for the clay include natural rock, slate, marble and even glass.

Can ceramic floor tile be used on walls or backsplashes?

Yes! Ceramic is great to use on walls and backsplashes. Have fun with your tile combinations—you can coordinate your wall tile and floor tile, contrast them to really let one shine or use the same tile in both locations. Your design is only limited by your imagination and preferences.

Do I need to seal ceramic tile?

Sealing glazed ceramic flooring is not necessary, but the grout lines should be sealed in order to prevent mold and water damage between your tiles.

Can ceramic tiles be waxed or "shined"?

There’s no need to wax or shine your ceramic floor—just be sure to keep up on regular sweeping and cleaning.

Should you install ceramic floor tile without grout?

The short answer is no. You might think the lack of grout will make your job look better, but if you want your floor to last, you need to use grout. Tile installed without grout has a much higher chance of breaking—even the thinnest lines make a big difference. It’s technically possible to install without grout, but it’s not recommended.

Is ceramic tile a “green” product?

Since it’s made from natural ingredients like clay, sand, minerals, quartz and water, ceramic is considered a green material. Many types of ceramic tile are made with recycled content, too. Ceramic tile can also lower your home’s energy footprint by storing heat, reducing consumption and increasing efficiency.