Why SPC Floor Tiles

BIS SPC Floor Tiles is considered the new generation of floor covering. Our products are an improvement of the previous generation of Luxury Vinyl tiles (LVT) & Wood polymer composite (WPC) that uses stone powder, polyvinyl chloride & special stabilizer that provides very stable composite material. Its wood-like texture & finishing provide unlimited styling & design concept for years to come.

What is SPC Flooring Tiles?

SPC Vinyl Flooring stands for stone plastic composite vinyl flooring. Similar to WPC vinyl, an SPC vinyl is an engineered luxury vinyl that combines limestone and stabilizers to create an extremely durable core

Benefits of SPC Flooring Tiles

Waterproof : This is one of the biggest factors in choosing an SPC vinyl. It is 100% waterproof, which means it can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and restaurants without worry!

Stability in Temperature Fluctuation: With the stone construction, an SPC vinyl core is more stable in environments with temperature changes, such as cabins, homes with AC units and homes with humidity fluctuations.

Appearance: SPC flooring Tiles can have a variety of looks, textures and styles. It will be hard to differentiate from wood tiles.

Comfort: The SPC floor tiles is going to feel more sturdy and cushioned under foot than a traditional vinyl due to the dense core and thickness of the plank. A thicker plank will give you more comfort. Also, some SPC tiles will have attached underlayment that adds to the softness under foot. If it does not have attached underlayment, you can opt for an LVT specific underlayment to install over the subfloor.

Sound: With the dense core, this plank tends to have a quieter sound. You will not hear a hollow sound when you walk on it.

Affordability: SPC flooring is very budget friendly. Depending on the brand and features, you can find SPC tiles in a variety of price ranges. Features like attached underlayment, texture and edges can increase a floors price.

Easy Maintenance & Cleaning: An SPC floor will have the same cleaning and maintenance needs as a regular vinyl. These planks are designed to be easily cleaned with regular sweeping and mopping.

With all the benefits of SPC vinyl flooring, you can see why this is such a highly rated material! From a cushioned step, to dent resistance and waterproof core, you can’t go wrong with an SPC vinyl. Whether it is for a busy home, rental property or business, this floor does it all.

Build Industry Supply: Quality tile products we offer

Create your luxurious master bath, redecorate your kitchen walls or consider changing the design of your floor by using various types of tiles available here at Build Industry Supply! 

Types of tiles we offer

Check out the quality tile products we offer by checking out the list below:

Ceramic tile

Ceramic tile is a versatile and popular choice for tile for home projects since it is cheap and durable. It can be used in all rooms especially in the bathroom, kitchen and foyer since it offers more protection against stains. 

Porcelain tile

Porcelain is made of a higher percentage of quartz and silica that are baked at a higher temperature so it is more durable than ceramic tiles. This type of tile is available in various patterns and colours which can resemble marbles, hardwood planks or bricks.

Glass tile

Glass tile is a luxurious choice that is perfect for use in shower tiles. It is easy to chip and crack so this type of tile is best suited for your wall.

Marble tile

Marble tile is one of the most expensive types of tile flooring and it is a perfect choice if you want to have an elegant and bold look in your room.

Granite tile

The natural specks of colour ingrained within the waterproof surface of granite makes it perfect to use in countertops and flooring.

Cement tile

Cement tile has been used both indoors and outdoors fr many centuries already. It is great to use since it is slip-resistant, which makes it perfect to use in bathroom, kitchen floors and patios. This type of flooring is very versatile and can provide you with various patterns and colours to choose from.

Like wood flooring, ceramic tiles can be sanded or resealed in case they get damaged or discoloured over time.

Metal tile

Metal tile is becoming more popular these days due to its durability and stylish appeal. It is available in various finishes that can match any style preference. Also, it is easy to install since it can be bought in peel and stick versions. 

Mosaic tile

Mosaic tile allows you to flex your creativity when it comes to inter designs since it comes in many shapes, sizes, colours and sizes. It works well when applied as a wall accent but keep in mind to choose the best area where it will be installed.

Limestone tile

Limestone is a type of natural stone that is filled with natural tones and shades, perfect for rustic style and delivers a natural appeal reminiscent of ancient or vintage design. It is soft but durable so it is easy to shape or cut into specific sizes and patterns.

To ensure that it will last for a long time, make sure to seal the limestone tile properly to prevent crack and etch. Also, use neutral pH cleaning agents to avoid ruining the natural colours of the stone.

How to install floor tiles

If you decide to install the floor tiles by yourself, check out how to do it properly by following the steps below:

Ensure the strength of the base

Before you start installing the tiles, ensure that the surface you are working on is strong and stable. Doing so will prevent any cracks on the tile work after the installation is done. Make sure to properly check your subfloor, wall or wherever you will place the tiles and look for signs of mould or rot.

Install the cement board

Before laying the tiles, you need to install the cement board which will help prevent water from seeping below the tiles and make it more resistant to warping and prevent cracks. If you will attach the cement board to a subfloor, you need to apply mortar before laying it.

You can buy some mortar at various hardware and construction supplies. Typically, you will be given a powder to which you add water. The texture of the mortar should be like peanut butter. Mix it while you add the water to avoid adding too much.

Check for level

Using a carpenter level, ensure that the cement board is flat and adjust it if necessary. You can also repeat this step as you go through the tiling process.

Create the lines you’ll follow

Using a snap caulk line, carpenter’s level and measuring tape, mark straight lines as a guide you will follow when you lay down the tiles. This will help you determine if there are tiles that need to be cut to fit the edges.

Lay the tiles

Start by spreading some mortar in a small area where you will start laying the tiles. Only work at small areas at a time so the mortar will not harden before you can lay the tile. Starting at the right corner, lay your tiles onto the mortar and follow the straight lines you have drawn earlier.

Insert tile spacers between each tile and level them using a carpenter’s level as you go. Cut the tiles that need to be cut using a wet saw. Make sure that the measurements are fit for the particular tile and do not forget to leave a gap all around the edge using tile spacers. Once the mortar has set, remove the spacers and get ready to grout the tiles.

Grout the tiles

Decide whether you will use sanded or sanded grout which depends on the size of the gaps between the tiles. If the gaps are bigger than 3mm, use sanded grout and if not opt for the unsanded one. Follow the packaging directions when mixing the grout and you can mix in some additives to make it more resistant to water or add some colour that matches better with the tile you are using.

To avoid drying the grout out, mix only the amount you can apply within 20 minutes. Use the grout float to spread it over the area that needs to be grouted and let it cure for 20 minutes. After that, you can clean it using a damp sponge to remove excess grout before leaving it for another 3 hours to cure.

Flooring tile products FAQs

If there is something about tile floorings that has you stumped, try to check out the most asked questions about our tile products below and see if the answers can help you out. If you have any other questions not covered below that you want to be answered, do not hesitate to reach out to us through our contact page.

Are ceramic and porcelain tiles eco-friendly?

Both ceramic and porcelain tiles are eco-friendly since they are easy to clean using just clean water. They are also inhabitable by dust mites, mould and bacteria so it is great for people with allergies. Also, they are some of the strongest flooring products which makes them last longer than carpet, vinyl or laminate flooring.

What size tile is best for my space?

The size of tile you are going to use is vital since it can influence the overall aesthetic and vibe of the room. For example, small tiles can bring depth to a vanity area and produce more grout lines which give off more texture and complexity, making it seem more decorative. The more grout lines the tiles have, the better their grips are thus smaller tiles are best for rooms that are prone to get wet such as shower floors and walls or laundry rooms.

Large tiles, on the other hand, offer a more classic and crisp appeal without adding complexity to the space. They work well when used in larger spaces to complement the expanse of the walls. Also, they can be used in smaller spaces since it creates the illusion of a bigger space.

Can I change the colour of my tile?

If you are using ceramic tiles, you can change their original colour by staining them. 

What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles?

While both porcelain and ceramic tiles are made of water and clay, the former are less porous and denser so it is more durable than the ceramic tiles

What is the difference between floor and wall tiles?

A floor tile is thicker and sturdier than wall tiles which are lighter and thinner to make their installation easier. Wall tiles are also smaller than floor tiles to allow for unique finishes such as mosaics and backsplashes, making them more decorative.

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