Ceramic/Stone Flooring

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is made from clay or a mixture of organic materials and is finished by kiln firing. Available in many shapes and sizes with a glazed or unglazed finish, it is set in cement or mortar type mixtures and commonly used in heavy-traffic commercial settings.

Granite*

Granite encompasses a variety of stones including basalt, gabbro, gneiss, granite, dolomite, etc.  Almost all of these stones are formed from igneous rock (volcanic rock) that has combined with surface minerals, or has undergone different stages of heat and pressure.  While granite may contain many different minerals, quartz is one of the main components.  Granite is considered a very dense and durable stone.  It is often used for kitchens, working surfaces, and exteriors because it is highly resistant to etching and acid staining.  Granite is most commonly found with a glossy polished surface, but can be honed by a fabricator.

Marble*

Marble is limestone flooring known for its elegant appearance created by polishing its very hard surface and is now available in tiles.

Travertine*

This natural flooring is made up of a variety of limestone which is a precipitant from cave or spring waters. Some varieties of travertine take a polish and have been marketed as travertine marble.

Slate*

Slate is a naturally laminated rock that is often used in regular and irregular shapes, and is embedded in cement or mortar to create a hard-surface, patterned floor.

*Typically used for commercial applications in reception areas, restrooms, borders w/carpet inset, floors and walls.

Ceramic Tile Manufacturers

Daltile
Crossville
Emser
American Olean
Marazzi
American Tile
Concept Surfaces
Stone Solutions
Interceramic
Porcelanosa
Royal Mosa