Tile can add timeless and long-lasting beauty to your home’s décor and design.

Tile is the most durable and long-lasting type flooring. Installed properly it can last in excess of fifty years (Hopefully you will change yours sooner though). At Emporium Flooring we have a massive selection of porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tiles.

Whether you’re looking for a large-format tile or mosaics we bring the best styles and values to our showroom. We are also installation specialists and are happy to give advice on shower design and waterproofing or subfloor and crack isolation issues.

There is no forgiveness with tile. A leaky shower or a movement crack in a floor can cause devastating problems without an easy fix. The advantage of having Emporium Flooring design and install your tile project is that we provide a warranty and stand behind our work. Hiring a contractor directly can often lead to people having a substandard job with no warranty. We would love to be a part of your tile project.

Tile Trends

  1. Bigger is better.

    The fastest growing sizes for floor and wall tiles are 20″ x 40″ and 24″ x 24″. Large tiles give a space a more spacious and upscale feeling. They also reduce the amount of grout which makes maintenance easier. Large format tiles however require very precise installation.

  2. Mosaics

    Tile mosaics are the ‘bling’ in flooring projects. They make spaces feel unique and special. Often they are the most beloved element in a new home or renovation project.

  3. White and Grey

    Since tile lasts so long and is expensive to replace frequently, neutral colours are often sought after. White and grey tones are dominant right now and are anticipated to stay that way through 2020. They are easy colours to match with and go great with most wood stains and other finishes.

  4. Infloor Heating

    Have you ever walked on a heated tile floor? It is amazing. Once you experience the luxury of heated tiles you will never do tile without heating again. A typical bathroom infloor heating setup runs $300-600 so it is very affordable.

Common Tile Misconceptions

  1. The colour and pattern goes all the way through a porcelain tile

    While this is true for full body porcelain tiles it is not for glazed porcelain. It just so happens that most porcelain tiles are glazed. The good news is that chipping is a very low occurrence with tile these days. Good quality porcelain tiles seldom chip. It is not certain that Mike Holmes started this myth but he certainly gave most Holmes on Holmes viewers that impression.

  2. Shower Waterproofing

    There are a least a dozen shower waterproofing systems or methodologies these days and some are much better than others. Liquid waterproofing systems in our opinion do not have a good track record. There are countless documented failures of these systems and nobody ever seems to follow the near possible instructions. We know by experience and industry knowledge that membranes work best. We have extensive experience with Schluter Kerdi, Prova Matt and Trugard Vapour Shield. We prefer Trugard Vapour Shield because they represent the best value and have great quality and benefits. Check them out at www.Trugard.ca.

We install ceramic, porcelain and stone tile in residential, commercial and new construction settings on a daily basis in Niagara. If you are building a new home or have an insurance replacement project give us a call today. We service St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fonthill, Fenwick, Niagara on the Lake, Chippawa, Stevensville, Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Beamsville, Jordan, Vineland, Grimsby, Thorold, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington, Smithville, Dunnville, Binbrook & Oakville. We also provide do it yourself advice and provide installation products like Mapei, Flextile, Schluter, Prova, Comfortzone, Profix, Trugard. We carry lots of inventory and have items like thinset, grout, transition metals, waterproofing membranes, drains, line drains and tile in stock.