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Bathroom Tile Trends

Fish Scale Fish scale tile, also known as mermaid tail – how fun! A fun, bright way to add a splash of colour into any bathroom. Textured, Natural Stone Adds a certain kind of warmth and cozy to your bathroom. Arabesque Tile Maybe you need an elegant guest bathroom, or even for your en-suite. This […]

November Tile Ideas

Natural Stone Common natural stone flooring includes slate, marble, limestone, travertine, and granite, each of which has slightly different properties. These properties need to be considered when choosing stone and where in your home you plan on installing it. Things like: Absorption rating Grade Coefficient of friction Indoor and outdoor rating Oxidization Let’s say you […]

Fall Tile Ideas

Ceramic Tile: Ceramic tile is best used for residential tiling projects, and if installed properly it can last a lifetime. This product can also be used for light traffic commercial spaces. Some great benefits of ceramic tile are that they are scratch resistant, easy to clean, and won’t fade from exposure to the sun. Ceramic […]

August Featured Products

For August we are featuring C&S Tile Agata Series This beautiful series comes in 8″x8″ tiles, and four different colours to choose from, also leaving options on how you want it to look in your home. Chromium Series Also comes in 8″x8″ tiles, and two different colours; blue and white. Check out their website for […]

Outdoor Tile

There is a variety of reasons for putting tile on your deck that can be beneficial, and here is a few! Ease You can get interlocking deck tiles, which are super easy to install, as well as no staining or painting required. Not only will it be easy to install but there is very minimum […]

All About Glass Tile!

While it’s not only stunning to look at, glass tile has a lot of other features as well. Glass tile is a very low maintenance choice for a backsplash or feature wall as it is durable, easy to clean, and does not stain. There is a variety of stunning glass tile choices from Olympia Tile […]

Tile Dos and Don’ts

Dos One of the most important keys to getting ready to tile is measuring! You want to make sure you measure the room accurately. Having extra tiles on hand is always good in case one breaks while installing or down the road, but to stay on budget ordering the correct amount of tiles will save […]

Feature Walls

How to choose the right feature wall for your home Choosing a feature wall for a certain room can be a hard task. From color to design you want to make sure you get it right in many different ways.  Feature walls are the perfect way to add personality and style to your room! Here […]

January Tile Ideas

Wall paper is coming back, but in a whole new way! Tile Ideal has welcomed a new series called the “Jewel Series.” The new Jewel Series is a new way to do a ceramic wall tile; perfect for a traditionally styled room. Only available in one color, but has the historic feel many people strive […]

What’s in Store for 2017!

Patterned Tiles: Adding a patterned tile to any room can really add a personal effect, whether it be a bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. If you like the more rustic feel you can go with a barn wood look, which is nice in the bedrooms and main living areas, or if you’re looking for something more […]

October Tile Ideas

Classic Pebble A new trend is a very stylish mosaic pebble made of glossy porcelain that is modern, fun and unique. Coming in three different colour options; red, white and black, they have become very popular for shower floors, modern bathrooms and backsplashes! Please check out the Tile Ideals website for more information. Barn Wood […]

Featured Product of the Week: 3D Durastone Porcelain Tiles

Ames Tile’s breakthrough porcelain tile series, 3D Durastone, are large, unglazed porcelain tiles with continuous 3D patterns. In May 2014, these tiles won the award for Best Manufacturer/Wholesaler Tile Product from the Austrailian Tile Counil. These unique tiles are very durable and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. When installed, they can last […]

Featured Product of the Week: Aterra Ceramic Tile

The natural beauty of terra cotta is the inspiration behind Aterra Ceramic tiles from Tile Ideal. Aterra tiles look like handmade 6” x 12” slabs and come in three shades and are given a matte, textured finish. “Original” has burnt orange highlights mixed with charcoal-coloured lowlights, mimicking natural terra cotta. “Natural” is darker and more reddish […]

Featured Product of the Week: Verona Porcelain Tiles from Spain

Handmade tiles, porcelain tiles, and natural colour shades are all very popular this season, so this week we’re featuring Spanish made Verona Porcelain Tiles from Tile Ideal. The Verona series comes in brick shaped 4” x 8” inch tiles. They are available in nature-inspired shades: frosty looking “Ice”, stone-coloured “Gris”, an earthy dark brown, and […]

Featured Product of the Week: Martis Porcelain Tile by Centura

As you may have noticed from our past posts, the porcelain tiles that look like wood flooring are supremely popular in the flooring world. That’s because they require far less maintenance than their natural wood counterparts and can be installed virtually everywhere, including bathrooms, kitchens, and other high traffic areas. This tile in particular, Martis […]

Featured Product of the Week: District Garage Series by Ames Tile & Stone

Looking for a porcelain tile with a little edge? The District Garage Series by Ames Tile and Stone is a great option for both residential and commercial spaces. These 30 x 30 square tiles are rectified (meaning uniform in shape and size), as well as environmentally friendly. Learn more about our Environmentally Friendly Tile Choices here. […]

Featured Product of the Week: Schluter Systems Shower Kit

Schluter Systems Shower Kit If you’ve ever watched Mike Holmes on television, you’ve probably heard him mention Schluter Systems. This product in particular is great for creating and installing a beautiful tiled shower. The KERDI waterproofing membrane ensures that your shower is completely watertight and maintenance-free! Included in the kit are all of the products […]

Waterproofing Systems for Tile Showers

Your shower, especially a tiled shower, must be completely waterproofed in order to guarantee the life and quality of your shower installation. If your shower is not waterproofed properly you run the risk of growing mould and mildew, and other damage that could eventually cause structural problems in your home. There are 3 main ways […]

Granite Countertops and Quartz Countertops

At Cristal Tile World, we offer more than just an incredible selection of tiles, we also offer Granite countertops and Quartz countertops. Granite and Quartz are by far the most popular countertop materials, but often homeowners don’t know the difference between the two. The biggest difference when it comes to looks is that granite is […]

Backsplash Tile Ideas for Every Room

If you ever frequent Houzz or Pinterest on a regular basis, you’ve probably seen that there are many, many ways to style your backsplash. The biggest reason for this is because most people feel comfortable trying new things when it comes to a small space. Your backsplash is the perfect way to experiment with complex […]

Environmentally Friendly Tile Choices

Almost all of the choices we make on a day-to-day basis impact the environment in some way or another – sometimes it’s a positive impact, and sometimes it’s a negative one. If you are environmentally conscious and make choices to reflect that, why shouldn’t your home also be a reflection of that? There are now […]

2015 Current Tile Trends

For anyone who regularly watches HGTV or suffers from a Houzz addiction, we all know that tile trends can come and go. However, if you keep your own personal style in mind, while incorporating a trend, you can never go wrong. Be bold! If you love bright colours – go for it. If you enjoy […]