About Porcelain & Ceramic Tiles
Floor and Wall Tiles
Canaroma Tile brings you the best in designer tile brands. We've earned an exceptional reputation as one of Canada's leading importers of tile products. We have maintained our status as an industry leader by offering the most current tile designs and extraordinary tile products. We have the largest showroom of Porcelanosa tiles for floor and walls in Eastern Canada. Our selection of porcelain floor tiles, ceramic wall tiles and mosaic wall tiles like decorative wall tiles for bath and kitchen backsplashes are unmatched.
Large Rectified Tiles
The newest trend in tiles is the seamless look called a rectified tile. A rectified tile is a tile that has had all its edges mechanically finished for a more precise facial dimension. The rectified edge on the tiles allows you to get the tiles very close together without leaving a large grout joint. The rectified edge in a large format tile minimizes the amount of grout joints and gives you a beautiful streamlined look. Most popular are the larger size tile formats often used with smaller modular sizes to create patterns.
If you want a seamless look you must visit our tile gallery with plenty of rectified large tiles to choose from. The tile sizes seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Our customers love the larger rectified tile and are very pleased with the end result.
We carry a huge selection of rectified tiles from Porcelanosa, Iris, RAK, Savoia, FAP
Another huge trend in tiles are the glass tiles. Glass tiles are pieces of glass formed into consistent shapes. In recent years, glass tiles have become popular for both field and accent tiles. This trend can be attributed to recent technological breakthroughs, as well as the tiles inherent properties, in particular their potential to impart intense color and reflect light, and their imperviousness to water.
Smalti tile, sometimes referred to as Byzantine glass mosaic tile, are typically opaque glass tiles that were originally developed for use in mosaics.
Glass tiles are now commonly used in kitchens, spas, and bathrooms. And while smalti tiles are still popular, small and large format glass products are now commonly formed using cast and fused glass methods. The plasticity of these last two methods has resulted in a wide variety of looks and applications, including floor tiles. Custom printed glass tile and glass tile murals exhibit the toughness of glass on the wearing surface with photo-like pictures. These are especially practical in kitchens and showers, where cleanser and moisture resistance are important.
Visit our showroom to see our wide selection of glass tiles.
Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent that are used to cover floors and walls. They can either be unglazed or glazed, also called honed or polished.
Porcelain tile is a tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays which result in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face.
Glazed porcelain tiles are much harder and more wear and damage resistant than non-porcelain ceramic tiles, making them suitable for any application from light traffic to the heaviest residential and light commercial traffic. Full body porcelain tiles carry the color and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile making them virtually impervious to wear and are suitable for any application from residential to the highest traffic commercial or industrial applications. These porcelain tiles are used as kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles and so on. Porcelain tiles are available in matte, unglazed or a high polished finish.
For the antique and classic style don't forget to decorate your home with Ironwood wood effect tiles. It gives best antique wood effect with soft grain and a solid structure bringing memory old time. Tile color options: Black Burnt, Oak, White, Walnut finishes and plain.
We carry a huge selection of rectified tiles from Porcelanosa, FAP, Fiandre, Iris, Horus Art and LimeStone.
Ceramic or non-porcelain tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in a kiln. Ceramic tiles are almost always finished with a durable glaze which carries the color and pattern. These ceramic tiles are used in both wall tile and floor tile applications, are softer and easier to cut than porcelain, and usually carry a PEI 0 to 3 rating. Non-porcelain ceramic tiles are usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic and are used as commercial ceramic tiles and generally have a relatively high water absorption rating making them less frost resistant. Ceramic tiles are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.
Porcelanosa is the global leader and a trend setter in the manufacture of ceramic wall tiles. Our offering ranges from contemporary wall tiles and traditional wall tiles to commercial and residential bathroom wall tile or kitchen backsplash wall tiles. Porcelanosa is specialized in large size wall tiles with rectified edges that allow for minimum grout joint installations in the various wall tile textures and wall tile finishes available, our wide offering suits any style of choice. Realistic stone looking wall tiles, marble looking wall tiles, or modern metallic and textured wall tile finishes are achieved thanks to the ongoing efforts in research and development and Porcelanosa excellent standards of quality. The latest technologies allow for even thinner and lighter tiles that maintain the same strength capabilities that together with the use of the high definition ink system allow for event more realistic illustrations and colors. Technology, quality and durability are the defining characteristics of all the wall tiles that Porcelanosa manufactures and distributes throughout the world.
We carry a huge selection of ceramic tiles from Porcelanosa, FAP, Fiandre, Iris, Horus Art and LimeStone.
Thin Tiles: Oversized Extra Thin Porcelain Tiles
Porcelain tiles are heavy, dense clay tiles made of compressed clay dust and fired to extremely high temperatures. Porcelain tiles are so dense that they can be polished to a glossy surface or left matte. They can be glazed or printed with additional patterns on top of the surface.
XLight tiles are large porcelain slabs conceived to meet the needs of professionals from the worlds of architecture and design. As a result, X-light through-body porcelain Tiles are an oversized porcelain tile panel with a minimum thickness, combining the very best of through-body porcelain tile technology with all the elegance, varying finishes that an oversized and light weight porcelain panel offers. With low water absorption and high mechanical performance it’s the perfect application over existing wall covering materials suitable for exterior facades, commercial and residential applications. X’LIGHT is one of the outcomes of the group’s constant efforts in the field of specialist product development and its latest addition when it comes to porcelain tiles; this new milestone represents the entrance into the avant-garde design and technical features of the twenty first century when it comes to porcelain tile manufacturing. This new series is available in marble looking porcelains, oxidize looking porcelains as well as additional pure colors and textures.
Designer tiles are created for the sophisticated and discerning customers who have an eye for new styles, quality and originality. The designer tiles offer innovative bathroom design solutions with beautiful and precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. Designer tiles offer articulated features, advancing processing techniques with an artisan flavor, and modern elements.
Award winning Qatar wave tile by Porcelanosa: Bring to life your very own zen garden with the tranquil flow of Porcelanosa's Qatar.
Porcelanosa is the ceramic wall and floor tile sector’s leading manufacturer. It has a workforce of over 800 employees and has forged a worldwide reputation as a business group, thanks to its ongoing efforts in the field of research and quality.
The group specializes in single-fired porous, stoneware, and porcelain wall and floor tiles in an extensive variety of formats and finishes. Its products stand out for their high-tech properties, innovative design and unbeatable quality.
This is an amazing collection of porcelain wall tiles in exotic animal patterns: zebra, tiger, leopard and giraffe. The striking animal patterns create a punch to any wall. Great for feature walls and accent walls.
Decorative Tile Collection:
- Decorative Tiles : Decorative tiles are a great way to give a distinguishing look to your home and commercial spaces.
- Decorative 3D Tiles: Decorative 3D wall tiles have textures and effects of light and shadow, which create a modern, luxurious and dynamic decor.
- Decorative Floor Tiles: We carry a large selection of custom decorative flooring tiles for any application.
- Decorative Wall Tiles: Adding decorative wall tiles will make your room come to life with interest and beauty.
- Accent Tiles: Accent tiles can be used to break up the design pattern of a tile layout.
- Accent Glass Tiles: Installation of borders using accent glass tiles is an easy way to bring a big impact in your space.
- Bathroom Tiles: Ceramic wall tiles, Porcelain floor tiles, Mosaic Tiles for the bathroom and shower stalls.
- Kitchen Tiles: Ceramic wall tiles, Porcelain floor tiles, Mosaic Tiles for the kitchen and backsplash.
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