Ceramic Tile Floors Winnipeg

Ceramic tile floors are becoming increasingly popular with Winnipeg customers, rivaling and surpassing traditional flooring materials like hardwood and carpets. And no wonder — ceramic tiles are elegant and versatile yet long-lasting, and super easy to maintain. 

Types of Ceramic Tiles

While all ceramic tiles have clay as their main ingredient, they come in various colours, shapes, textures, and sizes. 

The two most important ceramic tile varieties are:

Ceramic Wall Tiles

Ceramic wall tiles have an extra-smooth surface that is highly resistant to water and dirt. This makes them easy to clean and maintain, but it also makes them very slippery when wet. Stay away from these tiles when researching flooring options — they are exclusively for wall applications.

Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Glazed tiles are ceramic tiles with a special glaze (a water and clay mixture) on the surface. Tiles undergo firing at a temperature of 1,100°C to fuse the glaze and create the finished product. The shiny glaze makes for an upgraded look, but remember that glazed tiles are typically less durable and more slippery than regular ceramic tile floors.

Ceramic Tile Uses

Ceramic tiles are versatile for both residential and commercial uses. Possible applications include:

  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Hallways
  • Living areas
  • Countertops
  • Outdoor spaces

The Advantages of Ceramic Tile Floors

Ceramic floor tiles come with numerous benefits, including:

  • Durability: Tiles are by far the strongest flooring material. They can bear heavy foot traffic and equipment use without scratching, chipping, or cracking. While the odd tile may break due to excessive stress or prolonged wear and tear, you can replace it easily. Just make sure to set aside a box of spare tiles during installation.
  • Moisture and stain resistance: Unlike carpet, hardwood, and natural stone, ceramic tiles are highly water-resistant. Cleaning up spills and dirt is easy, and you don’t have to worry about stains or discoloration. 
  • Low maintenance: You can use your regular cleaning routine to keep your floor tile surface sparkly clean. Repair requirements are minimal due to the material’s high-stress resistance. 
  • Versatility: Ceramic tiles come in numerous styles, including ones that look like hardwood or marble. 

Ceramic Tiles vs. Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain is a more refined clay blend than ceramic. The main difference is the firing process: manufacturers fire porcelain at higher temperatures and greater pressure to reduce the naturally occurring holes in the material. 

The result is a harder, denser, more durable, and highly moisture-resistant body less likely to crack due to physical stress or freezing temperatures. Porcelain tile floors are ideal for high-traffic areas and extremely cold climates. Porcelain is more expensive, so ceramic tiles are a durable alternative. 

Invest in Ceramic Tile Floors to Last a Lifetime

Ceramic tile floors make an excellent long-term investment for your property. They are sturdy and durable, and there are designs to match virtually any interior.

If you want to explore ceramic tiles options, Specialty Interiors is Winnipeg’s premier ceramic floor and wall tile supplier. 

Call 204-900-8471 to learn more about our services, or visit our Winnipeg showroom at 1420 Notre Dame Ave., MB R3E 3G5, to browse our rich assortment of ceramic tiles.