Waterjet Wonders Tile Medaillians
Design Gallery's elaborate Ceramic and Stone Floor
Tile displays will amaze anyone.
you have never considered ceramic tiles before,
you will be amazed at the variety of colors, patterns,
sizes, shapes, and textures available for you
to choose from inside Sutherland's Design Gallery.
the sophisticated manufacturing processes being
used today, ceramic tiles have become easy to
maintain, much more affordable, and can compliment
any interior design. The backside of a ceramic
tile is cast with many different corrugations
designed to provide the proper bonding of the
tile to the setting bed.
Ceramic floor tiles are recommended in any high
traffic area such as kitchens, bathrooms and door
1) Buy all your material at once! We cannot always
guarantee we’ll be able to get the same
pattern or dye lot number again. They often don't
match from shipment to shipment.
Ceramic is a man-made product and is generally
homogeneous in construction. In other words, each
and every tile has the identical composition and
therefore has predictable qualities.
Ceramic tiles are generally non to slightly porous
with a very low absorbency.
Ceramic tile should not be installed on wood surfaces.
In those circumstances, it can be installed over
cement backer board or a bed of cement and lath.
Buy approximately 10-20% more for waste.
Once installed, tile is very durable and easy
to clean. Grout should be initially sealed and
maintained with a sealer to keep dirt from penetrating
Much different than ceramic tile, stone tile is
a product of nature and can differ in composition
from tile to tile, and therefore has unpredictable
qualities. The backside of a stone tile has no
corrugation and is generally saw-cut or smoothed.
Granite has become very fashionable as a flooring
choice, as well as countertops and shower
walls. Today, you'll find a variety of designer
colors (actual stone colors) to choose from.
One big advantage of this type of flooring
is that many scratches can be polished or
buffed out of it, whereas glazed ceramic cannot.
Granite becomes slippery when wet, so careful
consideration must be used in wet locations,
such as bathrooms.
Imported in from around the world, quarried
natural marble has the elegance and beauty
of faraway places. The surface of marble tile
is hard and colorful. The look of marble tile
is elegant and formal. Since this is a natural
product taken from the earth, there is very
little control in veining and color variation.
It's wise to install out of several different
boxes at a time for an even look. Marble also
becomes slippery when wet, so careful consideration
must be used in wet locations, such as bathrooms.
Travertine "Limestone" and "Travertine
Marble" are the same stone. They are
characterized by winding, irregular holes
in the surface, with the flats finished to
varying degrees of smoothness and reflectivity.
It's appearance, similar to marble is very
grand. Travertine's surface also becomes slippery
when wet, so careful consideration must be
used in wet locations, such as bathrooms.
Slate tile floors radiate a subtle, natural
beauty. A beautiful choice in rustic settings,
slate is stain resistant and relatively easy
to install. Slate tile flooring does, however,
scuff in heavy traffic areas, and slate tile
floors do need waxing to keep it looking good.
Slate is available as "gauged"(even
thickness) or "UN-gauged" (random
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