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Top Tile Trends to Come in 2020

March 5, 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 […]

What Does 2020 Have in Store?

February 6, 2020
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 […]

A Year of Transformation

January 16, 2020
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 […]

A Year of Transformation

January 16, 2020
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 […]

Tiling in Different Climates

December 10, 2019
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 […]

Celebrating Our 16th Anniversary!

November 7, 2019
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 […]

Keeping Your Tile Looking Fresh All Year Long

October 10, 2019
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 […]

FLOOR FINISHES AND HOW TO CHOOSE THEM

September 25, 2019
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 resistance, for example, […]

The Timeless Appeal of Natural Elements

September 17, 2019
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 of […]

Hardwood vs. Tile Flooring

August 12, 2019
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 […]

The Stain Event

July 16, 2019
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, and yes, floors and kitchen countertops. Hard, colorful and beautiful, yet susceptible to staining. As stone care professionals, […]

10 Budget Saving Ideas to Freshen Up Your Bathroom

July 2, 2019
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 […]

Closed Saturday

June 20, 2019
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!      

Make Your Backyard Stand Out This Summer

June 20, 2019
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 […]

How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Project

June 13, 2019
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, […]

City Tile’s Free Design Services

May 30, 2019
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 […]

Summer Stone Dreams

May 29, 2019
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, social gatherings, and (most likely) food and drinks. As […]

Your Go-To Resource for Schluter

May 21, 2019
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 […]

Spring Cleaning with City Tile

May 8, 2019
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 […]

Holiday Hours

April 18, 2019
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!    

How to get Creative with your Laundry Design

April 18, 2019
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 […]

Transform Your Backyard To an Outdoor Oasis

April 17, 2019
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 […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Picking Tile

April 10, 2019
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 […]

Tips and Tricks on Pairing Tiles

April 3, 2019
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 […]

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