Tile & Stone
Introduction to DMV HOME DESIGN Tile & Stone Services
Our excellent reputation is based on running our business with honesty, integrity, passion, and a willingness to help.
We provide great, professional service, competitive prices, prompt delivery, and no-obligation free quotations.
DMV HOME DESIGN is well known for providing an extensive range of products from around the world.
We have a discerning eye for new trends, resulting in the latest innovative selections, so you can always find something unique and different.
We continually search the market to be able to display the unusual with the usual, to satisfy the individual needs and tastes of our valued customers.
And we cater to all budgets and tastes, even the DIY renovator who is looking for inexpensive but timeless options.
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Our friendly, experienced & qualified staff will be there to assist you as much, or as little, as you require. “We can’t wait to inspire you…”
Why to use Tiles and Stones for flooring
Members of the architecture and design community continue to demand high performance from the beautiful ceramic tile and stone installations specified in their projects. Today, professional, specialized contractors are asked to install these finishes in more places than the usual “wet areas” generally characterized by commercial kitchens and bathrooms. Tile and stone can be used in virtually any room of any building for functional purposes, or simply for its beauty.
However, due to the increased use of tile and stone in commercial interiors, builders have to adjust the way their structures are designed and built beneath ceramic tile and stone applications.
Traditionally, it’s been taken for granted that the structure could be of the same construct that’s beneath hardwood, resilient or carpeted areas, but with the increasing popularity of large-format tiles and stones – and longer spans for larger rooms – failures can occur if the structures aren’t designed properly. Builders must rely on strong interior design plans for these construction projects. The areas that receive ceramic tile and stone must be designed to a more rigid standard than those which are finished with other materials.
PORCELAIN & CERAMIC TILES
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Porcelain tiles may be glazed, polished or unglazed to suit a range of interior applications. They are also capable of imitating natural stone and come in a number of look-alikes such as limestone, marble and travertine.
They are characterized by refined, elegant tones and lines, and their unmistakable style will beautify any home and non-residential project, both inside and outside.
Also known as vitrified tiles, they are often pressed under greater pressure during the manufacturing process and are fired at extremely high temperatures.
This combined process makes them highly resistant to abrasion, chemical exposure and they have a very low water absorption rate (>0.1%) which makes them frost proof. These characteristics make these tiles an ideal solution for high traffic areas.
Natural Stone products have unique and beautiful characteristics of their own, and they convey a sense of permanence and timeless elegance. Natural Stone comes in an impressive variety of types, colours, surface textures and patterns, and is quarried from all over the world.
Natural Stone provides the perfect partnership with surrounding materials such as timber, stainless steel and glass. They work in harmony with traditional and contemporary settings, to create urban or rustic appeal.
Natural Stone is subject to consistency variations in colour, shading, pattern, veining, size and thickness.
No two pieces are ever identical, even within the same batch, which is part of its’ unique and endearing charm. For this reason, we always provide our customers with current batch samples.
Reasons Why You Should Use Tiles
When renovating or building your home, an important aspect you should consider is the material used – whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen, or other living space. But which type of material is the best for your project? Should you use paint, wallpaper carpet, laminate or tile? Naturally, you’re going to want something that, not only looks good but will be able to withstand use.
01 / They’ll Look Good for Years
Tiles are (as a rule of thumb) the most durable flooring product available on the market. As long as they’re properly installed, maintained and cared for, they’ll look as good as the day they were installed for years to come. On the other hand, another flooring type like carpet can easily stain and fade with time. Additionally, vinyl is prone to scuffs and tears, not only resulting in the floor needing replacing, but it will also harbour germs.
02 / Tiles Are Hypoallergenic
The hard, flat surface of both ceramic and porcelain tiles make them the perfect choice for those that suffer from allergies. Unlike carpet which is a haven for allergens, dust mites, pollen, and pet hair which cannot cling to tile surfaces making them ideal.
03 / Easy To Clean
Like we mentioned here, it doesn’t take much to clean tiles. Unlike carpet which easily collects dirt and needs to be cleaned regularly, tiles do not require as much attention. It is much easier and less time-consuming to care for than other floor types. By simpling cleaning them with a mop once a week, they’ll look pristine (for low traffic areas, weekly mopping may not even be required).
04 / Versatile
At DMV Home Design, we have hundreds of unique tiles which come in many different shapes, sizes and colors, so there is always something to reflect your personality. From porcelain tiles to mosaics, there is an almost limitless choice for every style and budget out there from modern to urban designs. With other flooring types like laminate and carpet, you may be stuck with a much smaller pool of options to choose from.
05 / High-End Look
If you want to create a high-end look in your home without breaking your budget, tiles are by far the better option compared to carpet, laminate, and other flooring types. They hold their value far better and add a more elegant, sophisticated (and generally more expensive) look to your home. Our team are committed to bringing you the highest quality tiles at the most competitive prices – so whether you opt for a ceramic tile or a patterned porcelain tile, we’ll always ensure that your floor looks the best.
06 / Great for Underfloor Heating
In recent years, underfloor heating systems have become more accessible. So if you’re thinking about selecting underfloor heating, it is important to consider your floor type. As you would expect, flooring like carpet is inappropriate and, even though some hardwood flooring may be suitable for underflooring heating, porcelain tiles will always convey the heat more efficiently. Due to this, they’re perfectly matched for underfloor heating which we offer.