Hard Surface Flooring

Tile Wins on Toughness and Beauty

What makes natural stone, ceramic and porcelain perfect for floorcoverings? They’re nearly indestructible. Even under the heaviest use and in the harshest environments, hard surface tile offers terrific value. Combine this durability with the tremendous assortment of styles and colors available, and it’s clear why tile is so popular in commercial spaces.

Whether you choose natural or man-made, tile offers a number of advantages. It is the strongest surface material for floors. It’s non-permeable to smoke, odors, paint fumes or other contaminants. Tile is chemically inactive so it inhibits the growth of mold and fungus. Maintenance is also relatively easy. For certain applications such as entryways, kitchens and restrooms, tile is the obvious choice.


Natural Beauties: Marble, Granite and Limestone

The beauty of these stones lies in the fact that no two pieces are alike. Marble, granite and other natural stones all have wonderful irregularities, speckling and veining that give them character and sophistication. They’re tough, long lasting and resistant to weathering. Regardless of your preference, granite, marble, slate, travertine and other natural stones are all beautiful and suitable for any commercial environment.


Man-made Beauties: Ceramic and Porcelain

The wide range of color, size, texture and finish, combined with exceptional value makes ceramic and porcelain tile an excellent choice in flooring for commercial spaces. The difference between ceramic and porcelain is in the type of clay used in their manufacturing. Generally, glazed tiles are more stain-and-water resistant compared to unglazed tiles. Both are durable and both are commonly used flooring products in the commercial environment.

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