Durable tiles in natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, glass and metal add warmth and character to any room. Natural Stone tile provides a beautiful, organic look with each tile being completely unique. Ceramic tiles are smoother and more inform. Porcelain plank tiles can simulate the appearance of stone or weathered wood with exceptional durability, even in high humidity areas. Stunning accents of stone, glass and metal tiles provide a stylish, high-end look. Whatever you choose, you will enjoy superior durability, including stain and fade resistance, and endless design options.
Use mats inside entry doors to avoid tracking in dirt and oil, and to protect high traffic areas such as walkways.
Use protective pads on the legs of furniture to help prevent scratches and chipped tiles.
Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dust and dirt. Use the hard floor setting on your vacuum. Damp mop weekly, or more often for high traffic areas.
Use a hard surface cleaner with a neutral pH such as Shaw R2X Cleaner. Rinse with clean water.
Don’t use cleaners with vinegar or other acids, ammonia, or bleach, which can discolor your grout or tile.
Wet tile can be slippery – wipe up spilled liquids and excess water to help prevent falls.
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Novel shapes and sizes such as large format rectangular and hexagonal tiles are a great way to update the design of a commercial space while still maintaining a neutral color palette. Some of the most popular new products are stunningly realistic wood-look porcelain plank tiles, which provide all of the character and elegance of hardwood flooring, with the water resistance and durability of tile.