Stone Port Ltd. - Toronto Tile Store

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Find out more about each of our products and what is best for your project. Click on each product name for more information.

Porcelain

Porcelain Tile is a reliable option for refined beauty in flooring, as well as being durable to high foot traffic and highly resistant to moisture. Baked at higher temperatures than most ceramics, the resulting porcelain tile is a harder material, making it a great choice in areas of high foot traffic. In addition, porcelain tile is a versatile tile flooring option, since it offers a broad range of finishes and colors which can complement or redefine any interior to great effect.

Ceramic

Ceramic Tile is a reliable option for refined beauty in flooring, as well as being durable to high foot traffic and highly resistant to moisture. Baked at higher temperatures than most ceramics, the resulting ceramic tile is a harder material, making it a great choice in areas of high foot traffic. In addition, ceramic tile is a versatile tile flooring option, since it offers a broad range of finishes and colors which can complement or redefine any interior to great effect.

Marble

Marble tiles have always made a statement when it comes to using it in a new home construction or renovation project. Marble is formed when limestone deep in the ground has been changed over long periods of time into a hard composition of crystals. This process is called recrystallization.

Marble tile is renowned for its ornate, refined beauty. For centuries, marble tiles have been a symbol of affluence, exuding sophistication and an air of artistry that make marble tile a classic choice. A common feature in the Greek and Roman spas of the ancient world, to Renaissance courtyards in Europe, all the way to the Trump Tower in Toronto today, marble has been a heavily relied upon natural stone. We are committed to continuing that tradition, while going beyond your expectations too.

Different Uses

Our marble tile flooring is quarried from many parts of the world such as Italy, Spain, and Turkey, and is available in a variety of different colors and finishes to suit your needs. Veined with rivulets of subtle color on varied background of earthy tones, marble tiles can offer a subtle or a bold feature in the modern designer’s vision, offering colors such as beige, brown, white, and even red.

Marble tile is popularly used in modern kitchens, hallways, bathrooms and foyers.

Marble Tiles

Marble is a metamorphic rock created from the metamorphism of limestone, which is formed largely of calcite. Marble is widely produced, with marble quarries all over the world.

Marble Flooring comes in a variety of shapes and sizes from 12″ x 12″ square to 18″ x 24″ rectangle. Mesh-backed marble patterns are also available for areas or borders. These comprise small pieces of marble, cut carefully to size and shape, which are arranged in patterns and mounted on a mesh backing. Marble flooring tiles are available in a wide range of colors, ranging from black and gray through beige and green to white.

Marble Advantages

One of the main benefits of marble flooring is that it doesn’t heat up easily, mainly because of its low heat conduction properties. This makes it the perfect flooring choice for houses in the tropical regions. Marble floors are quite sturdy and scratching of the tile has to be quite deliberate. Marble comprises of one of the most durable materials used for flooring, and the depth of colour and variation makes it a great choice for almost every need and budget.

Caring for your Marble

If you want to maintain the luster and shine of your marble flooring, make sure to take certain precautions. Marble flooring is capable of staining, so spilling something onto the floor requires immediate clean up with a damp cloth. Stone Port strongly suggests that a high quality commercial grade sealer is used to help prevent staining from occurring. In addition, all cleaners that are used should be checked to ensure that they are safe for marble tiles and have no abrasives. All sealers and cleaners are available at Stone Port and one of our flooring experts can provide guidance on which products are suitable to prevent damage and maintain the beauty of your marble floor for years to come.

Granite

Granite tile flooring is a remarkable natural stone that comes in a wide variety of colors and textures. Granite is one of the hardest and most durable of all flooring tiles, and its smooth polish brings a classically elegant feel to your home. Granite tile is a perfect choice for hard surface applications where durability and low maintenance is important, such as the front entrance of your home or commercial applications where there is a lot of traffic.

There are many qualities and different grades of granite tiles, and at Stone Port we travel the world to provide the very best quality to our customers. Lower quality granite tiles will typical have differences in thickness and sizing from one tile to another, and a severe degree of variation in color. It is extremely important to purchase your granite tile flooring from a reputable company to avoid problems in the installation and appearance of your completed project. Stone Port encourages you to call us to discuss your granite tile flooring needs and have a free consultation with our interior designer to help with the design of your project

Colors

Granite tiles at Stone Port presents richly ornamental colors and patterns that make a positive impression on everyone. These granite tiles are the very best quality, and deliver a level of hardness that you can depend on long after your project is completed. For a strong and decorative flooring or wall cladding material, our granite tiles can be trusted to deliver the high-end look, and long-term durability that you’re looking for.

Uses

Granite tiles can be used in a variety of residential and commercial applications, such as in kitchen walls and flooring, bathroom walls and flooring, as well as for backsplashes, countertops, countertop edge trim , and entrance flooring. One can use granite tiles with a trim piece such as a bull nose or edge piece to create an inexpensive and practical countertop (instead of paying a fortune to a local fabricator). Granite is the preferred choice for commercial applications such as hotel flooring, hotel bathroom tiling, and hotel bathroom stone countertops, and granite flooring can be used even in the most demanding applications as long as proper stone flooring material is selected and applied.

Specifications

Our granite tiles are cut and polished to specification with attention to detail in meeting your expectations as the goal. The granite tiles you get from us are made to impress and perform, and to become a welcome addition in residences and commercial spaces like yours.

Paying less for granite is just the first in a line of many benefits you’ll enjoy when investing in the best granite flooring you’ve ever seen.

At Stone Port, you will find the best quality at the best possible prices on all of our granite tiles.

Benefits

  • Look – unique decorative value from tile to tile – random patterns and earthy colors that make an impression
  • Versatility in natural stone – used in residential kitchens, as well as commercial hallways and foyers
  • Durability – impact, heat resistance, and abrasion resistance for a tile material you can trust
  • Strength – structural benefits to a property as a whole, thanks to extreme stability and rigidity

Travertine

Travertine has been used for thousands of years in building homes and building, and it s a type of stone flooring that can add beauty and value to your home. Travertine is a natural sedimentary rock that belongs to the limestone family. The Romans first realized the use of travertine for flooring, as it was less rare than marble. Travertine is a great option to be used in low traffic areas, as it is a low cost alternative than other natural stones like marble and granite. Today, travertine is used for counter-tops, flooring, showers, and wall coverings. Manufacturers of travertine tile flooring cut the stones into thin tiles and then put a finish on the tiles. There are four basic finishes for travertine flooring tiles: Polished, Honed, Brushed and Tumbled. If you want a unique and beautiful flooring option for your home, travertine flooring is an excellent choice. It is environmentally friendly, decorative, and a quality investment.

Overall, Travertine is a versatile and attractive natural stone that mixes classic style with rustic variety and movement. Travertine offers warm and inviting movements of colors and tones throughout. It works great as the centerpiece to your design scheme and can also serve as a great accent to other tile families such as slate, granite and marble tiles. Increasingly more popular for kitchens, baths, showers, and countertops, Travertine is a beautiful material for indoor and outdoor use.

Travertine Hardness

The hardness of travertine is an issue and should be installed in low traffic areas. Unlike most marble and granite, travertine is more susceptible to breaking, chipping, and cracking. In fact, shipping alone can result in breakage of a small percentage of floor tiles, and since travertine is a highly absorbent material, unsealed travertine shouldn’t be used in areas of high traffic and moisture because it will absorb grease, dirt and food spills.

Advantages of Travertine

The main advantage of travertine is its beauty. The stone comes in many beautiful colors — including ivory, beige, walnut, and gold — that can add to the beauty of any room. It’s a great product for use in low traffic areas and it is typically less costly than other natural stones like marble and granite.

What is Travertine?

Travertine flooring is a type of stone flooring that can add beauty and value to your home. Travertine is a natural sedimentary rock that belongs to the limestone family.

Travertine is created when minerals are disintegrated in ground water which is brought to the surface by geysers, rivers, or springs. If limestone is placed under immense pressure for a long time, it becomes travertine. Travertine placed under pressure for a long time becomes marble. Marble is better than travertine, which is better than limestone.

Travertine Variation

Travertine has many characteristics that make it a beautiful alternative for your flooring, from the most formal area in the house to the most casual. Travertine is porous material and has holes that are filled at the manufacturer level with epoxy, and then passed over the surface to make it “honed”. There are also applications in which the holes are left open, adding a different effect. Travertine is a natural product, and therefore its color will not be consistent from one tile to another, and its variation in shade and color tone gives travertine a distinctive appeal.

care and maintenance

CLEANING

As products such as Marble, Granite and Travertine are natural stone, each piece is unique and comes with it’s own patterns and variances. There are many ways to alter or repair unwanted variances in stone such as grinding, waxing or filling. Due to being a natural slab of stone, cracks and voids can appear over time, but can be repaired using floor grout or epoxy. All of these aspects are a natural part of stone and add to it’s unique beauty and style, and will not impact the function of the tile.

To repair everyday damage to natural stone tile, place floor mats near entranceways to avoid dirt being tracked in. Additionally, it is a good idea to sweep and vacuum regularly to avoid loose dirt causing abrasions and scratches to your tile.

Cleaning regularly will help keep your stone resistant to wear, and maintain it’s beautiful natural look. Natural stone is often very sensitive to harsh chemicals - so we recommend using warm water or a cleaner which specifically states that it is safe for surfaces like marble. Clean the surface thoroughly after washing and dry it completely with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. We do not recommend scouring powders or creams - these products contain abrasive grit that may damage the surface of your stone. You should also avoid any acidic cleaning products such as vinegar, as they can erode your tile and leave permanent damage.

Regardless of how protected your stone is, you should always clean spills up immediately to avoid staining or abrasion from acidic liquids such as citrus juice. Acidic foods and drinks can wear away and damage the surface of delicate stone. Never place hot items such as cookware directly on your stone, always use a coaster or heat pad to avoid direct contact and damage. In places such as the shower, you should squeegee or clean immidately to avoid soap buildup.

For larger surfaces such as flooring, it is best to hire a licensed maintenance company to ensure your stone is being kept in the best condition possible

SEALING

It is often a good idea to seal your stone surface - a quality sealer will allow the stone to breath, and allow it’s natural beauty to shine through. Unsealed stone is much more vulnerable to damage and wear. We highly recommend consulting with a professional to decide whether sealed or unsealed is best for their particular surface, as each stone is unique.

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