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Top Tile Trends to Come in 2020

Home renovation enthusiasts have a great deal to be excited about regarding global tile trends for 2020. International tile expos in Italy, Spain, and New Orleans have already showcased (or soon will be) what’s all the rage for the upcoming decade. But if you can’t make it to an expo, here’s what the tile forecast looks like ahead. DAPPLED Technicolor...

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What Does 2020 Have in Store?

We are well into a dynamic new year and a fresh decade of style influences. Indeed, the year ahead promises to be anything but boring—so why should your tile be? With so many changes in our ever-changing world, it’s easy to infuse a dash of new tile spirit into your living space. Although classic neutrals and subway tile remain popular, there are...

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A Year of Transformation

We are traveling at warp speed ahead into an exciting new year and a new decade! With a year of potential transformations in store, our team at City Tile is excited to invite you to participate in something fun. We are shouting out to you, our clients, to submit your thrilling renovation projects to showcase in 2020. Exactly what are we looking for?...

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A Year of Transformation

We are traveling at warp speed ahead into an exciting new year and a new decade! With a year of potential transformations in store, our team at City Tile is excited to invite you to participate in something fun. We are shouting out to you, our clients, to submit your thrilling renovation projects to showcase in 2020. Exactly what are we looking for?...

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Tiling in Different Climates

We are fortunate to enjoy the breathtaking changes of all four seasons in BC—winter, spring, summer, and fall. Believe it or not, climate does have an effect on different tile material inside and outside the home. Therefore, it can be tricky to select the right tile for all season. Before you begin your next tiling project, be sure to read up on...

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Celebrating Our 16th Anniversary!

Businesses come and go with the changing times, but there are certain companies that weather the test of time. Indeed, many of our new and longstanding customers alike may not be aware of the history of City Tile. Therefore, our family run business is happy to announce that as of November our Nanaimo location is celebrating its 16th Anniversary. City...

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Keeping Your Tile Looking Fresh All Year Long

After you’ve installed attractive tile floors and are enjoying the aesthetic, it’s time to think about maintaining the look for as long as possible. Tiles are a pleasing addition to any room in the home and keeping them looking fresh and spotless doesn’t have to be overly difficult. Before we delve into cleaning each type of tile, it’s helpful to...

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FLOOR FINISHES AND HOW TO CHOOSE THEM

Article courtesy of Understand Building Construction When choosing a floor finish, keep in mind the following: How slippery or smooth it is; do not use very smooth finishes in bathrooms and balconies How abrasion resistant it is – do not use soft, quick wearing finishes in areas with heavy foot traffic. Marble and wood have low abrasion...

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The Timeless Appeal of Natural Elements

Explore new builds and you’ll see the ongoing trend in earth tones and raw materials. Building with natural elements in mind is a look toward not only a timeless but trendy design aesthetic. Enduring value and curb appeal are what building with natural materials offer architects, designers, homeowners, and homebuyers. When considering the exterior...

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Hardwood vs. Tile Flooring

The floors supporting us underneath our feet every day may not be something we think about too often, but they certainly affect our daily lives in innumerable ways. The perfect flooring material can unite the entire look of a room or make it seem disorganized and uncomfortable. Our floors may also provide comfort and back support if we’re standing...

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The Stain Event

Do you need professional service from one of our hard surface professionals? Call (888) 463-2780 for a Free Estimate The Stain Event One of the most desirable qualities about natural stone is its versatility. Used in sculptures, monuments, buildings,...

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10 Budget Saving Ideas to Freshen Up Your Bathroom

The idea of a dream spa, conveniently located down the hallway in your own bathroom, can certainly be appealing to most of us. Who doesn’t want textured, expensive tile, shining high-end fixtures, and a feeling of deep inner peace every time they step into their own private sanctuary? But after you consider the costs and labour, that dream can come...

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Closed Saturday

We will be closed this Saturday and will reopen on Monday, June 24th at 7:30am. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!      

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Make Your Backyard Stand Out This Summer

Homeowners admittedly spend a great deal of time deliberating about how to make their home interiors look fabulous and maybe even how to make a statement in, for example, the bathroom. But what about creating a stunning exterior in the backyard with innovative design and perhaps some well-placed, impressive tile? Surely, you’re not going to spend...

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How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Project

There is a tremendously vast selection of products to sift through when tile shopping; it can indeed be difficult to know how to start. Whether selecting tile for a commercial or residential tiling job, you want to be confident you’re choosing the best material suited for the space. Undoubtedly, combining tile functions can be disastrous, so it’s...

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City Tile’s Free Design Services

Contemplating a new design project can feel daunting before you begin. After you contemplate the expense of a professional designer, you may be motivated to do it all on your own. However, with so many design elements involved, it’s good to have a professional on hand to help you on your journey. We’re Here For You Fortunately, City Tile...

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Summer Stone Dreams

Do you need professional service from one of our hard surface professionals?Call (888) 463-2780 for a Free Estimate Summer Stone Dreams After a long and grueling winter, summer is nearly here again! Which means it’s time to prep those patios and outdoor areas to get ready for sun,...

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Your Go-To Resource for Schluter

Bathing every day can be a routine daily chore or a calming, sensual experience. City Tile is excited to offer a few excellent waterproofing membrane solutions and shower systems to our customers. As an Authorized Schluter® Dealer, City Tile staff provides cool style and visual modern accents to your daily shower encounter. Why just bathe when you...

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Spring Cleaning with City Tile

Nothing gets Canadians quite as excited as springtime. After a long, cold, stormy winter season, most of us are more than ready to poke our noses out the door and get back to enjoying the great outdoors under sunnier skies. But then you notice the tile and stone around your home are not looking as shiny as they once did. Soon, heaps of family and...

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Holiday Hours

This weekend we will closed Friday, April 19th – Monday, April 22nd. We will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday, April 23rd. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!    

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How to get Creative with your Laundry Design

The perpetual chore of laundry can be tedious and mundane. However, your laundry room shouldn’t be. Remember the dank, dark laundry spaces hidden away in the basements of our parents and grandparents? Thankfully, we have more attractive design options for laundry spaces today. Your laundry room can be a bright, well-organized place that makes doing...

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Transform Your Backyard To an Outdoor Oasis

Tile doesn’t just have to be for inside your home, since ancient times people have been using tile and stone to decorate and enhance their outdoor surroundings. Tiles date back to around 4700 BC in Egypt, some ceramic tiles have even been in existence for more than 25,000 years. It wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that the manufacture of wall...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Picking Tile

Picking out tile for your kitchen or bathroom can seem like a daunting task. Making the right choice is imperative as tile tends to be quite permanent, and the time and energy that goes into any renovation which involves tiles means, you’re not in a hurry to change it any time soon. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts to consider to help you make sure...

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Tips and Tricks on Pairing Tiles

You don’t have to be an interior designer in order to find new tiles for your home and create a beautiful living space. Even if you think you are the least creative person in the world, there are some simple tips and tricks which can make the process easy. If you can dress yourself in the morning, you can definitely pair up some tiles which look...

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Nanaimo, BC
V9T 5V9
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Burnaby, BC
V5C 3X5
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Port Coquitlam, BC
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