Columbus Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Add sophistication, dimension and texture
to any room!
From traditional to modern, imported to domestic, ceramic tile offers endless possibilities. With durability, low-maintenance and beauty, ceramic adds quality and value to floors, walls and countertops.
Select from these designs:
- Slate adds drama and texture to foyers and living areas
- Rustic offers warm, natural, earthy tones
- Natural is perfect anywhere you want soft, blending colors and textures
- Classic provides a timeless elegance with a contemporary marble look.
Things to keep in mind when shopping for ceramic tile:
- If your room is small, use larger squares (13x13) to create a more open appearance with less grout lines to break up the space.
- Even if you select a simple white tile, your grout should be a slightly darker color to reduce the appearance of grout soiling. This is especially true in high-traffic areas.
Be aware that there are variations in ceramic tile ranging from moderate to high. It is a natural product and these variations will create a wonderful look in your room…because your home deserves the very best!
What can help you decide if ceramic tile is for you? Knowledge.
It has been said that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. We strongly
disagree. We believe that what you do know can help you. Especially when you’re
shopping for floor covering.
Knowing which ceramic product is best for a particular room, and the activity in
that room, can help you shop wiser, and can save you money in the long run -- unwise
buying decisions can lead to costly replacement.
That’s why we created this section.
We want you to know.
We want you to know all about ceramic products. Whether it’s at our store
or here in our website, we want you to understand, learn, experience -- know --
as much about ceramic as you need to.
So that you choose the right product for the right purpose at the right price.
We call on our experience to provide you with valuable information, delivered in
an easy to understand way, so you make the smartest decisions for you, your family
We believe that, the more you know about ceramic, the more inclined you’ll
be to do business with people in the know.
So please come along, read more to learn if beautiful and versatile ceramic tile
is the answer for your flooring needs.
Know this: ceramic is many things.
Ceramic is dynamic. Its unique character, texture and nature-made material add energy,
excitement and enchantment to any room.
Ceramic is optic. Its multitude of styles, shapes, patterns, colors and finishes
offer you a visual home from elegant, quiet and sedate to vibrant, emotional and
Ceramic creates magic and mystique. With a tradition that dates back to ancient
civilizations, ceramic tile can be found in a variety of settings in diverse cultures
and structures around the world.
From palatial homes, institutions and government buildings, to mystical religious
structures like cathedrals and mosques.
Old yet contemporary.
Ceramic tile has been around for centuries, and with today's technology manufacturers
have created new design and application possibilities that were not available a
If you have never used ceramic tile before or if it has been a long time since you
have done so, you will be amazed at the wide selection of colors, sizes, shapes
and new textures that are now available.
Natural ingredients make it a natural for homes.
Ceramic tile is a natural product made up of clay, a number of other naturally occurring
minerals, and water.
Glazed ceramic tile has a ceramic coating applied to the tile body, which gives
the tile its color and finish. Glazed ceramic tile is the natural choice for your
interior floors and walls.
And there’s logic to glazed ceramic, through these numerous qualities.
Durable - a properly installed ceramic tile will
outperform and outlast nearly any other floor covering product created for the same
Easy care – and that’s for you, right?
Glazed ceramic tile resists stains, odors, and dirt and can be cleaned up with a
damp mop or sponge or common household cleaners.
Ceramic tiles are essentially a low-maintenance material. However, even glazed tiles
are somewhat porous, and require care and attention, especially in heavy traffic
In our ceramic maintenance segment we’ll share ideas on how to keep tiled
surfaces looking their best, and performing well for you year after year.
Scratch resistant - Grade III and Grade IV glazed
ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to scratching and you never have to worry
about a cut or tear like you do with some other types of floors.
Environmentally friendly - ceramic tile is manufactured
using natural materials and does not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.
Beautiful and versatile - modern ceramic manufacturing
technology has created virtually an unlimited number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes
and textures that will add rich beauty and character to any room’s decor.
Fire resistant - ceramic tile doesn't burn nor
emit toxic fumes. Even hot kitchen pans or skillets will not scorch or melt the
surface of glazed ceramic tile.
Water resistant - most glazed ceramic tile has
a dense body that permits little or no accumulation of moisture. This means spills
from common liquids found in a kitchen are not a big concern.
In summary, ceramic tile is a practical, functional choice for your floor that offers
you a unique opportunity for self-expression because of its beauty, flexibility
and design potential.
Ceramic tile exhibits a versatility of colored glazes and decoration, and can range
from simple terra cotta tiles to highly decorated individual ceramic tiles creating
intricate mosaics. Your choices are almost endless.
But whether it be a simple layout, or a decorative patterned design, ceramic tile
is important in defining the character of the home.
Their simple geometric design make ceramic tile easy to design into different sized
spaces and in a diverse range of home styles, and explains much of the popularity
of ceramic tile throughout history.
The extensive range of colors, textures, sizes and styles will allow you to reflect
your personal style, to create a living space that is a true reflection of you and
Or you can opt for an understated look with more universal appeal, which will help
add value to your home.
Unrivaled in visual appeal and lasting beauty, ceramic tile will elevate and enhance
any room in virtually any style home. We hope our entire section on ceramic products
will add to your knowledge and understanding, and make you a smarter shopper.