Type Of Tiles


Ceramic tiles are made from clay and other natural materials, which are molded and shaped and then fired at high temperatures. Some ceramic tiles are coloured traditionally and are left without a glaze, while others are given colour or any design and then given a glazed finish which will either be matte or a high gloss.


Ceramic tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sand and grit can dull the glazed surfaces. With the correct cleaning system supplied by the StoneCare Co you will keep your tiles and grout looking like new.


Many consider porcelain as a revolutionary product in the ceramic sector. Porcelain tile is a tough type of ceramic tile. When compared to other natural stones, it has high mechanical resistance and high resistance to scratching and chemical spills. Porcelain also has a high resistance to deep abrasion, thermal shock, and freezing.


Although porcelain’s low porosity makes it highly resistant to all stains and chemicals, you still need the proper professional cleaning and maintenance products from the StoneCare Co to remove unsightly stains from liquids, child graffiti (mostly crayons or watercolours), red wine, vegetable dyes, oils, and grease.


This is a type of baked earth or earthenware clay-based ceramic that can be produced glazed or unglazed. It is usually a natural brownish-orange colour and is used as roofing tiles or flooring tiles in buildings and houses.


The StoneCare Co provides professional cleaning, sealing and maintenance services for Terracotta. The cleaning products are made to remove unsightly stains from grease, oils, vegetable dyes, chemicals, and drinking liquids that could also damage terracotta.

It is highly recommended that terracotta floors undergo tile and stone sealing.


Sandstone is a classic sedimentary rock that contains sand-sized mineral particles usually composed of quartz or feldspar silicates. Sandstone comes in a variety of colours because of impurities in the minerals. It is a common and popular building material, aside from its use as floor tiles.


Sandstone is a soft and porous material, which is why care and maintenance are so important. At The StoneCare Co we recommend a penetrating sealer, meaning the sealer goes into the pores of the stone and repels non-acid liquids such as water, tea, grease and oil with minimal change to the natural appearance of the surface.

With the correct maintenance system your Sandstone will last for many years.


Travertine is a terrestrial sedimentary rock mainly composed of calcite and with a crystalline-like texture. This natural stone is mostly found at hot springs or limestone caves due to the limestone deposits, hence the calcite. A favourite stone material for construction, it is commonly used as floor tiles, walls, backsplashes, countertops, paved patios, and garden paths.


Sealing Travertine helps to protect it from premature decay and contamination. It’s recommended to seal your travertine to ensure the high quality finish stays beautiful. While it won’t prevent etching, it will guard against staining providing spills are cleaned quickly.


This is a sedimentary rock mainly composed of calcium carbonate or calcite mineral. Since it is sedimentary, it forms from the accumulation of shell, coral and algae. This means it forms only in clear, warm, and shallow marine waters. Limestone is commonly made into crushed stone and used as construction material. It is also cut into blocks or slabs and used as floor tiles, facing stone, stair treads, and roofing materials.


Limestone is a durable material and very long lasting. Yet, if it is not properly cared for it can become worn and scratched. If you want to prevent damage, knowing how to properly clean and care for your limestone flooring is essential.

Limestone is a porous material, so it needs to be sealed to help prevent staining.


This is a fine-grained metamorphic rock that is formed through the low-grade metamorphism of shale or mudstone. Though slate can be composed of clay minerals or micas depending on the degree of metamorphism, it may also contain amounts of quartz, feldspar, calcite, pyrite, and hematite. Because of its durability and attractiveness, it is popular for flooring and roofing.


The natural beauty of slate tile flooring makes it a popular choice, it is as durable as it is pleasing to the eye. However, all natural stone needs a little more work and careful treatment to maintain its good looks. It’s well worth the extra effort, and with the correct stone care and maintenance, a slate tile floor can last for decades.


Terrazzo is not natural stone; it is a composite material that is precast from chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, and other suitable material. A cement, chemical, or polymeric binder is poured with the material to form the slabs of stone commonly used for flooring or walls. Metal strips are also commonly used to divide sections.


Terrazzo floors are not only beautiful, but also very durable. Terrazzo is made by embedding pieces of marble in concrete and then polishing the surface to be very smooth. As a result of terrazzo’s smooth and high-shine finish, it can show stains and scratches very easily. Caring for your terrazzo tile floor properly will ensure it continues to look beautiful for many years to come.


Marble is another form of metamorphic rock that forms when limestone undergoes the heat and pressure of metamorphism. It is primarily composed of calcite while also having traces of clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite. For construction, it is commonly made into crushed stone or dimension stone and used for building foundations, monuments, flooring, sculptures, and paving.


Marble is one of the most beautiful surfaces available, however it is a relatively soft stone and because of this it can easily scratch/dull in areas. A regular maintenance program is vital for the stone is to retain its original beauty, which can be achieved by grinding/polishing the stone.


This is a light-coloured igneous rock with large grains that is very visible. Granite is primarily composed of feldspar and quartz with small levels of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals. The stone is commonly used for countertops, floor tiles, paving stone, stair treads, building veneer, cemetery monuments, and curling stones.


Granite is a durable and timeless design choice. To keep your granite tiles looking their best, though, proper cleaning is paramount. By removing surface dirt before cleaning, sticking with granite-friendly cleaning solutions, and establishing a regular maintenance routine, you can keep your granite tiles in beautiful condition for years to come.