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Tile | Introduction

In 2007, we opened Okanagan Tile Company Ltd., so that we could offer the finest selection of ceramic, glass, metal, porcelain and natural stone tile to the Okanagan Valley.  In 2010, we completed renovations on both Okanagan Hardwood and Okanagan Tile’s beautiful connecting showrooms. Okanagan Tile’s showroom is open to everyone – homeowners, designers and builders working with budgets of all sizes.  Our talented sales team can assist you in choosing the right materials for your project, and turn your designs into reality. Click here to view a collection of some of our favorite projects, or visit the “We’re Proud of Our Work” section of our website.

Advantages of both Ceramic and Porcelain Tile:

  • Used for both interior floor and wall applications.
  • Available in an unlimited number of colours, sizes, styles, shapes and textures.
  • Easy to clean, low maintenance
  • Very cost effective due to its longevity
  • Design flexibility – adaptable to your own personal taste
  • Environmentally friendly and antimicrobial
  • Highly stain and scratch resistant

Depending on which areas of your home you are considering tile for, there are specific advantages and disadvantages of porcelain and ceramic tile that may help you decide which would best suit your project.

Advantages of Porcelain Tile:

  • Durability - more wear resistant than standard ceramic tile, able to withstand heavy foot traffic
  • High density and low moisture absorbency – ideal for interior and exterior applications
  • Available in glazed and unglazed, from high gloss to rough textures

Advantages of Ceramic Tile:

  • Softer and easier to cut than porcelain tile, labour is less intensive
  • Suitable for light to moderate traffic
  • Cost effective – less expensive than porcelain tile