Tile Installation by Marble Restoration Services Ltd. Ottawa, Ontario

 

Marble and Stone Tile Selection and Installation

With over decades of experience Marble Restoration Services has proven to be a proud leader in the area, successfully completing hundreds of projects throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Our skilled staff work on both new and remodeling projects and display the finest quality workmanship. We do stone installation for commercial sector like condominiums, offices, retail stores, restaurants, showrooms and other business locations. Marble Restoration Services is getting contracted for specialty work in

Our projects include residential jobs involving natural and man-made stone tile for kitchens, baths, foyers, sunrooms, and patios. In addition we have completed numerous projects for high profile clients in the Rockcliffe Park area.

Our company installs granite, marble, ceramic, porcelain and terra-cotta tiles. We work with decorative products like mosaic, listellos, glass and murals. For moisture sensitive areas we install Schluter-Ditra polyethylene waterproof membranes.


 

Floor tiles come in many varieties. This information is intended to expose you to choice of tiles available for possible consideration and keep you from selecting tile that is not appropriate for your particular application.

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Tile Type
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Characteristics
Application
Ceramic
Machine-made of clay, pressed in a die and fired in kiln. The glaze, a mixture of ground glass and metal oxides, adds color and a hard surface

General use - floors, walls, countertops. One of the most practical material nowadays. Practical choice

Porcelain
Porcelain clay is a variation of ceramic tile. It is fired at higher temperature and produces a finer, harder tile
High traffic areas. Can be used in constantly wet and exterior freezing conditions. Sealing is not required

 

Marble

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Crystalline variety of limestone consisting of calcite. Durable material in a dry atmosphere and low-medium traffic
Used for statuary and building purposes. High end aesthetic option for flooring, walls, tabletops, vanity tops etc.
Green

Technically, not a marble. It is serpentine, which has magnesium silicate, not calcium silicate (like marble).It is not acid sensitive and scratch resistant

Common choice for floors, walls, kitchen counters and backsplashes

Marble Black

Named also as Nero Marquina, this is a very soft limestone often mistaken as a marble.
Not recommended for interior flooring but good as a decor material with little use and no abuse. Easy get stained and scratched

 

Limestone

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Sedimentary mineral comprised of calcium carbonate. Has a smooth granular surface. Varies in hardness
Used for flooring, wall cladding, exterior facades, general construction indoors and outdoors. Must be sealed

 

Travertine

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Type of limestone, porous with many visible holes, often filled with epoxy
Used for flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops, fireplace surrounds and furniture. Must be sealed

 

Agglomerate

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Pieces of marble are mixed together with resins to form a block slab, which is then cut and finished
Practical choice for floors, walls and general installation. Has similar features with marble but less expensive
Granite
Very dense, hard and brittle mineral. Resistant to most chemicals except oil. Composed of quartz and feldspar
Used in high stress situations. Stands well against heavy foot traffic, making it preferable for commercial lobbies, pavements and walkways
Slate
Dense but soft and easily scratched material with low porosity.
Good indoors. Surface is uneven and cleft planes can spall due to cleaving of the stone along layers. Must be sealed to prevent staining and soiling
Quarry Tile
Clay, extruded through a die, cut to size and fired in kiln. Usually deep red in color and left unglazed.
Low-cost still beautiful solution, ideal for flooring, can be used outdoors, even in freeze-thaw areas. Practical choice
Terra-Cotta
Made of unrefined natural clay fired at very low temperatures. Because they require little equipment or energy to produce, most is produced in Mexico

Not expensive and rustic hand-made charm. Low density and high water absorption dictate frequent sealing

Mosaic
Made from different types of clay with color pigments added so the color goes all the way through the tile
Suitable for almost any surface because they are hard, resist moisture and stain-proof
Glass
Multi-colored and some are iridescent. Impervious to moisture. May be smooth or rough. May be hand painted
Indoors and outdoors for decor purposes: on floors, walls, swimming pools, fountains etc.
Art Tile
Hand crafted individually made of any material above
Used for artistic and decoration purposes which is determined by type of material and glazing techniques

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to working on your next tile project!

 

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