Given its durability, elegance and versatility, granite has been a popular variety of stone for centuries. Granite is suitable for tabletops, vanities and kitchen counter tops in addition to high traffic flooring and walls. It is extremely dense, which means unlike some varieties of natural stone, it’s generally not as porous, so it’s not prone to absorption and staining. It is also a silicate, not a calcium carbonate, so it won’t etch when exposed to acidic foods and beverages such as lemon juice, tomatoes and red wine.
Marble is a metamorphic rock, a form of limestone composed mainly of calcium carbonate and found in many countries. It was formed under intense heat and pressure and features veins and swirls of colour. It can be supplied honed or polished to a very high finish and can be found in black, white, gray, green, pink and several other shades. Like all natural stone, marble tiles should be sealed to give them added stain resistance and to aid cleaning. Being acid-sensitive, marble should be cleaned with a neutral ph or slightly alkaline cleaner.
Porcelain tiles are composed of fine porcelain clay and fired at a much higher temperature than traditional ceramic tiles making them much harder and more dense. Due its highly durable make-up, porcelain is more resistant to scratches and can withstand extremes of temperature. It is very stain resistant, has a very low water absorption rate and so can be used for interior and exterior applications. Porcelain tiles can be either glazed or unglazed. Unglazed porcelain tiles are usually polished to a high gloss shine but because they are not coated with a glaze, such tiles benefit from the application of a penetrating sealer to give it added stain resistance and to aid cleaning.
Ceramic tiles are the perfect choice if you want to create a surface that looks stylish and sleek, is simple to clean and is durable enough to withstand daily wear and tear.
Perfect all over the house, from bathroom to kitchen to hallway, our range of ceramic tiles offers you a fantastic choice of colours and sizes.