Porcelain & Ceramic Tile

Glazed Ceramic Porcelain TileWHY CHOOSE GLAZED CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILE?

  •  Variety
  •  Investment
  •  Durability
  •  Stain-Resistance
  •  Color Permanent
  •  Dirt-Resistant
  •  Hygiene
  •  Affordability

Through-Body Porcelain TileTHROUGH-BODY PORCELAIN TILE

According to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile made by the pressed dust method. Ceramic tile is one of the oldest building products known. Once available to only the most affluent, through-body tile is considered one of the most fashionable choices for floors, walls and countertops.

Through-body tile is derived from mixtures of clay, sand and other natural minerals that are shaped into tile and fired at high temperatures. The pressed dust method results in a porcelain tile with a density so high that water absorption is less than 0.5%.  Depending on project objectives, porcelain tile may be purchased glazed, unglazed or polished.

Double Loaded TileDOUBLE LOADED TILE

The Double Loading process is similar to the single powder full body wear-resistant process except that a second loading of very fine colored powders is applied to the surface creating the aesthetic beauty. Double loaded porcelain is manufactured with two layers of porcelain pressed together and then fired. The top layer is pressed to the base porcelain layer under high pressure. This top layer is comprised of porcelain clays randomly infused with various color pigments that create an infinite range of color combinations and patterns emulating that of natural stones. This bonded porcelain is then fired.

Ceramic Porcelain ListellosCERAMIC AND PORCELAIN LISTELLOS

AAA Flooring Source in Camarillo, CA has a unique collection of listellos, listello corners, decorative dots, and decos that create a distinctive look in any room. Their striking shapes, colors, and textures provide a dramatic contrast to any series.

Quarry TileQUARRY TILE

Unglazed quary tile in two durable, slip-resistant, through-body colors

  • For use indoors and outdoors
  • Commercial strength – 1/2″ thick
  • Relieved edges resist chipping
  • Extruded/Die-skin body resists breaking

Unglazed quarry tile is the perfect answer for installations that need added durability and slip resistance like the above commercial kitchen.

Pattern Suggestions-2PATTERN SUGGESTIONS

Ceramic Tile

  • Glazed Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
  • Countertop & Wall Tile
  • Through-Body Porcelain Tile
  • Ceramic Listellos

 Stone Tile

  • Antique & Tumbled Stone
  • Travertine
  • Limestone
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Onyx
  • Slate
  • Stone Listellos

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    AAA Flooring Source is happy to carry the following porcelain and Ceramic Tile brands and manufacturers:

    • American Tile & Marble Design Medallions, Majestice Designs, Water Jet Borders, Mosaic Rug Designers, Mosaic Tiles Marble Tiles, Fireplace Marble
    • Bedrosians
    • Dal Tile
    • Eleganza Anticho, Axis, Avenue, Barcelona, Calaccata VIsion, Classic Travertino, City, Comtemp, Cosmopolitan, Crystal, Denali, Denver, Digislate, Digiquartz, Durango (HD), Earth, Europa, Florito, Fushion, Grooce, Hampton, Imperial, Linea Vein-Cut, Loft, Malibu, Marvbella, Metallica, Metallica Lite, Metropolis, Montalcino, Catural Stone, Onix, Rappolano, Regent, Renaissance, Roccio, Roman Vein-Cut, Romano, Rome, Santorini, Srudio, Teakwood, Travertini, Water Jet Porcelain Medallion, Umbria, Urban, Victoria, Vienna Vision, Zen
    • Emser Bombay, Madrid, Genoa, Seville, Odyssey, Padua, Atlantis, Cordova, Toledo, Marble, Granite, Slate, Travertine, Onix
    • Interceramic Ancient Marbles-Floor & Wall, Appia, Arquelle-Floor & Wall, Ardesia, Azteca, Barcelona II, Borgo Antiqup, Bolder, Bruselas-Floor & Wall, Calcutta, Slate-Floor& Wall, Colonia, Wood, Colorstones, Concrete, Corten, Cotto Firenze, Creekstone, Damasco, Decorative Accents, Denim, Desert, Dolomite, Expressions-Floor$ Wall Exterma, Flagstone, Forestland, Glow-Floors & Wall, Grid, Habitat, Hearthstone, HIghlands, Indian Stone, Inox Mosaic, Interglass, Intertexh Ararat, Intertech Folor Line Mix, Intertech Unglazed Porcelain, Iron Slate, Istanbul, Jewelstones, Kashmir Stone, Linen, Loft, Manhattan, Metal Impressions, Metallic II, Metallo-Floor & Wall, Metalstone, Montana, Montreaux- Floor& Wall, Oakwood, Oxide-Floor & Wall, Pietra Cristal, Pinot, Plateau, Puebla-Floor & Wall, Quarrybasics, Rapolano-Floor & Wall, Recife, Retro, Roma INperiale, Romagna, Romanza II, Royal, Samara, Sandstone, SHimmer, SHolids, Sonora, Spa-Floor & Wall, Suede, Tejaz- Floor & Wall, Timber, Timberlands, Universal Liners, Universal Listels, Universal Mosic Decos, Universal Stripes, Vecchia Italia, Venus, Vialetto, Wall Tile Collection, Woodlans
    • Mohawk Delgado, Pacardie, Risalto, San Perlinta, Villita, Alcarita, Canterra Clic, Cassiano, Santa Mesa, Miravista, Delanova, Pantego Bay, Porcellano
    • G & G Glass Mosaic Blend, Ms Glas Mosaic Blend, White Matte Finish Glass Mosaic, Iridescent Glass Mosaic, Stone Mosaic Collection, Stainless Steel Mosaics Collection, Porcelain Mosaics Collection, Stone/Stainless Still Mosaics Collection
    • Icon Stone, Inc Autumn Leaves (Scabas), Noce Toros Cordoba Crea, Imperial Platinum, Capuccino Marble, Chocolate Brown, Travertine Mosaics
    • Longust
    • Marazzie
    • Roca Acadia, Andalusia, Ardesia, Argos, Aspen, Astral, Astral/Equinox, Vancouver, Availa, Bengala, Baltimore, Cairo, Calypso, Coral, Craterlake, Dolphin, Dot Mounted, Equinox, Fresno, Green Earth, Green Urban, Houston, Kappa, Kenia, Leather, Lource, Marlin, Mojave, Montant, Montreal, Monte Bello, Murano, Norway, Nuss, Orion, Packstone, Protos, Rainbow, Rockart, Savia, Shellstone, Stratford, Stratos Atlas, Stratos Abi, Stratos Aplo, Stratos Artic, Tahiti, Tiempo, Terracotta, Titanium, Tuscany, Vail, York, Zen
    • Royalty Affresco, Altamira, Antigua, Cementi, Delhi, Face Rock, Fibra, Gallery, Intinera, Labrodor, Lounge, Pompal, Safari, Shale, Slate Solutions, Spirit, Susa, Terra D’, Tavertini, Villa Terme
    • Ceramica San Lorenzo Arrayan, Alramira, Vrescia, Carnaval, Catania, Cementi, Coto, Dakar, Durango, Huilan, Legacy, Madera, Malibu, Mara, Nairobi, Nizza, Oriente, Pretoria, Pura Sangre, Piedra, Reyna, Riviera, Roman Stone, Rustic Stone, Sahara, Sicilia, Trivelli, Valentina, Vaticano, Viena, Zen
    • Siena Collecxione Siena, Mural, De’corocucina, De’corobagno, Cristalls

    Stop by our showroom and let one of our experts help you find just what you are looking for!

    Types of Ceramic Tile

    Ceramic tile has been used for centuries and offers consumers more options in color, texture, pattern and overall beauty than most other floor covering materials. With new manufacturing techniques today’s ceramic tile designs are virtually indistinguishable from natural marbles, travertines, slates and other stone products. Glazed ceramic and porcelain tiles are great choices for bathrooms, kitchens, foyers, sun rooms and great rooms.

    Wall Tile

    Ceramic wall tiles are normally less durable than tile designed specifically for flooring. Most wall tile is glazed with a semi-gloss or matte surface. The glazed surface has a very low slip resistance and becomes slippery when wet. Therefore, glazed wall tile is much more suited for wall or countertop applications rather than floors.

    Glazed Ceramic Tile

    Glazed Ceramic Tile is comprised of two basic elements, clay and water. Various clays are mined, ground and blended to a fine powder, and pressed together to form the body of the tile. The pressed clay body is then dried to reduce the moisture content. Next, the surface of the tile is coated with a colored glaze (similar to glass). The glaze is then permanently fused to the surface of the tile by firing it in kilns at approximately 2000° Fahrenheit, to form the finished product.

    Porcelain Tile

    Porcelain tile is made from a blend of fine-grain clays and other minerals to produce a very dense body, which makes it highly resistant to moisture, staining and wear. Because of these features, porcelain tile will withstand years of heavy foot traffic in both interior and exterior applications while maintaining its color and beauty.

    ColorBody™ Porcelain Tile

    This is the densest of all tile types, ColorBody™ Porcelain Tile has a through-color body and is defined by its <0.5% water absorption. These tiles can withstand heavy foot traffic and are suitable for both indoor or outdoor applications.

    To determine the overall performance and durability of the glazed surface of ceramic tile, there are standardized industry tests and classifications which rate tile’s specific resistance to scratching, breaking, abrasion, moisture, etc…

    Scratch Hardness

    Most tiles are rated for hardness or scratch resistance using the MOHS Test and rating system. The MOHS test rates tile from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest). Ceramic tile with a value of 5 or more is suitable for most residential floor tile applications. Tile with a value of 7 or higher is normally acceptable for most commercial applications or heavy traffic areas.

    Wear Rating

    To help select suitable tiles for specific applications tiles are rated the P.E.I. (Porcelain Enamel Institute) scale. The tiles are evaluated for wear resistance on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

    • PEI 1: Light Traffic – recommended for residential bathrooms or other areas with light traffic and where shoes are not frequently used.
    • PEI 2: Medium Traffic – recommended for residential interiors, except entryways, kitchens, stairs or any area where tiles may come into contact with gravel or sand.
    • PEI 3: Medium-heavy Traffic – recommended for all residential interiors and light commercial applications. Not recommended for commercial entryway.
    • PEI 4: Heavy Traffic – suitable for all residential interiors and most commercial applications, including shopping malls and public areas.
    • PEI 5: Heavy-plus Traffic – all residential and commercial areas where heavy-duty wearability is needed.

    Water Absorption

    Ceramic tile are also classified by their water absorption rate which reflects the density of the body of the tile. There is a direct relationship to the water absorption rate and the suitability of the various types of tile for interior or exterior applications. Tiles suitable for exterior applications must have a very low water absorption rate, especially in climates subject to freezing and thawing cycles. These are typically porcelain body tiles which have a moisture absorption rating of less than .5 %.

    Shading

    Like the natural products themselves, tiles will vary in shading. This adds to the beauty and design of the products. When choosing a tile it’s best to view 2-3 tiles together to visually determine the overall appearance of the tile.