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Tiles and Backsplashes

Exceptional Solid Surfaces

At Platinum Granite, we provide our clients with first-class stone materials and surfaces. We also offer high-quality tiles and backsplashes to our customers. If you want to see our selection of tiles and other solid surfaces, you are more than welcome to drop by our location in Ottawa, ON.

Sarana Tile

For more than 30 years, Sarana Tile has been one of Ontario’s most reputable and distinguished distributors of ceramic, stone, porcelain, and glass tiles. The company is proud to import the best and newest materials from suppliers in Italy, Portugal, Spain, and other locations around the world.

Why Choose Sarana Tile?
Sarana Tile’s philosophy is based on professionalism, dedication, loyalty, and friendly service. A lot of home and business owners trust Sarana Tile because the company is committed to ensuring client satisfaction. In addition, Sarana Tile is dedicated to providing customers with top-of-the-line products at competitive prices.

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When to Use Ceramic, Stone, Glass, and Porcelain

Ceramic

Ceramic tiles, which are a mix of minerals, clay, and water, are fired at high temperatures.
Then, the glazed styles are treated with a liquid glass coating and fired again. The process creates a hard surface that is resistant to stains and scratches.

Pros:

  • Typically affordable
  • Durable and easy to install
  • Available in a wide array of colours and designs

Cons:

  • Not recommended for high-impact areas
  • Colours may vary from lot to lot
  • Handmade tiles can be expensive

Stone

Stone tiles are known for their one-of-a-kind look. These tiles are made with pieces of natural stone that are cut into thin, regular pieces. The stone material can be granite, marble, slate, travertine, onyx, or sandstone, to name a few.

Pros:

  • Ideal for walls, backsplashes, and floors
  • Unique aesthetic
  • Granite tiles may be used instead of a slab

Cons:

  • Can be damaged by water, pigment, or acid exposure
  • Extra maintenance may be required
  • Resealing needed every 10 years

Glass

Thin pieces of glass are sold individually or as a mosaic. Sometimes, glass is combined with other types of tile on a mesh backing. Many clients choose glass tiles because of their impressive colours.

Pros:

  • Ideal for walls and backsplashes
  • Colourful, reflective, and easy to clean
  • Some glasses are rated for use on floors

Cons:

  • Can be expensive
  • Adhesive is visible through the tile
  • Can be difficult to install

Porcelain

A type of ceramic tile, porcelain tiles are fired at higher temperatures than standard ceramic. This makes porcelain denser and less porous than ceramic. Due to its durability, porcelain is preferred by a lot of property owners.

Pros:

  • Ideal for walls, floors, and backsplashes
  • Easy to clean and resistant to stains and impacts
  • Comes in various styles

Cons:

  • Requires a special setting material
  • Can be difficult to install for do-it-yourselfers
  • May need manufacturer consultations regarding the adhesive
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