Benefits: durable, easy to clean, versatile
Limitations: cold/hard compared to other flooring, lots of floor preparation required

Tile is an extremely versatile product- it can be installed practically anywhere including outside, above, on or below grade and even in showers. There are several types of tile available such as ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal and natural stone including travertine, limestone, marble and slate- there are literally thousands of options to choose from. Tiles vary in size from 5/8“x5/8” mosaics to over 48“x48”. They come in different shapes and can be installed in many different patterns each of which will influence the look and feel of your space. While no tile is unbreakable, ceramic and porcelain tile are extremely durable flooring choices and will provide high resistance to scratching and cracking when properly installed.

In Floor Heating
The solution to cold tile floors! Many people avoid tile because it feels cold and they don’t think they will like that during Calgary winters. In-floor or Radiant heating is the perfect solution to take the chill out of tile and is very popular in our city. Radiant heat systems come with a programmable thermostat to optimize comfort and minimize energy use.

Ask one of our knowledgeable consultants for more information.