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Porcelain Tile and Ceramic Tile


Porcelain Tile Ottawa

Porcelain tile is a great way to add timeless beauty and more value to your home. Available in hundreds of sizes, shapes, colours and textures, there are almost limitless options for traditional, contemporary, and even adventurous styles.

Visit us in our Ottawa showroom — we’ll put our expertise at your service and help you choose the right tile for your project.

Why Porcelain Tile Works

Extremely hard, dense, and resistant to staining, porcelain tile makes an ideal material for almost any indoor surface. While more expensive than ceramic tiles, porcelain is less expensive than natural stone, and is easier to care for and has better durability and water resistance. We recommend you opt for our expert installation services, as porcelain tile can be hard to cut without specialist tools.


No matter your personal style, using porcelain tile will take your look to the next level. Porcelain tile can look like natural stone, subtle ceramics, or even like wooden planks. If you need larger sizes for a more spacious look, you’re much more likely to find them with a porcelain tile versus ceramic or natural stone.


When properly installed, porcelain tile can last for decades, or even centuries. It’s very scratch resistant and ideal for high-traffic areas like entryways — some options are even suitable for outdoor use. Porcelain is also very colour-stable, and doesn’t fade when exposed to sunlight.

Easy care

Porcelain tile is easy to maintain, requiring only regular sweeping and occasional mopping with lightly soapy water. The grout between the tiles needs to be properly sealed, however, for best results. To clean grout, apply a baking soda paste, let it sit for 15 minutes, then scrub with a soft brush and rinse.


As it absorbs almost no water, porcelain tile is great for floors in bathrooms, kitchens, mud rooms, laundry rooms and entryways.

From our Collection

  • Burlington Gris

  • Zenith- White

  • Burlington Light

  • Siena Arena

  • Harmony Smoke

  • District Marengo

  • Burlingstone Bone (medium)

  • London Anthracite

  • Legn Scur

  • Lambert - Silver Black

  • Opal- Negro

  • Breeze Ardiente

  • Heritage - Black

  • Vinci- Black

  • District lanco

  • Toscane Brown

  • Design Fango

  • Select Dusk

  • ONIL

  • Select Marquina- Black Marble

  • Select Calacatta - White Marble

  • Talent

  • Enso - Black

  • Stone Collection - Light grey

  • OSET Grace

  • Dunkel Negro - Decor

  • Dunkel Negro - Lappato

  • Rustic White

  • Print Ash

Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are both made of a mixture of clay and other minerals. They are both shaped into tiles and baked at high temperature in an industrial kiln.

Porcelain is made of much finer particles, however, and is fired at higher temperatures and for longer. This is what makes them so much denser, harder and water-resistant. Some porcelain tiles can be harder than granite, but some can be brittle, so if you’re using porcelain tile in a commercial setting, be sure to let us know so we can help you choose an appropriate variety.

Porcelain tile tends to be thicker and more durable than ceramic, but is also more expensive.

Getting Best Results with Porcelain Tile

We always start by asking our clients where they will be using the tile. Porcelain tile comes in wall-grade and floor-grade, and it’s also important to tell us if you’re using it in a residential or commercial setting.

It’s also important to know if your project is likely to involve wet floors (for example, if it’s in a bathroom or an entryway where people will be walking in slushy winter boots). In situations like this, a non-slip texture is critical for safety.

Porcelain tile comes in glazed or unglazed. Unglazed tile (sometimes called “colour body”) is a uniform colour and texture all the way through the tile, so if you accidentally chip one, it will not be as noticeable.

It’s important to note that like all hard tiles, porcelain can be cold underfoot, especially in winter. If you plan to have underfloor heating installed, however, that won’t be a problem. If you don’t want the added expense, you can look at vinyl tile flooring as it tends to feel warmer and has a bit more “give”, so it can be more comfortable to walk on.

No matter what tile you choose, we always recommend you order a few extra tiles, just in case you ever need to replace one that gets chipped or cracked. Professional installation services like ours will help ensure your tile lasts a lifetime.

XPression: Expert Guidance

Don’t worry if you’re not sure what kind of tile to choose for your project. Our Ottawa tile experts are highly knowledgeable and always happy to answer your questions. We can also help with flooring installation.

Simply drop by our showroom or give us a call for a quote at 613-688-2080.

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