nd equity. Because renovating your kitchen can be a complex project, it’s extremely important to plan well and choose the right materials and styles. Here are some things to consider when choosing the flooring for your new kitchen.

Most kitchen remodeling projects require a significant financial investment, but you don’t want to be wasting money on things that won’t matter in the long run. Porcelain tiles can be an excellent flooring choice, as they are affordable, easy to install, and simple to maintain. Because porcelain is generally lighter than other materials, such as natural stone, you may not have to spend the time and money to reinforce your floor infrastructure.

Porcelain is extremely versatile, so you can find tiles in numerous colors, patterns, and textures. There are tiles that mimic the elegant lines of marble along with more traditional options, such as subway tile. At Eco Depot Ceramic, we even carry porcelain options that look like hardwood, so you can enjoy the beauty of a wood floor without the cost or special care requirements.

Porcelain is extremely durable. It won’t fade or scratch, making it an ideal choice for a high-traffic area such as the kitchen. Tile is also very easy to clean, so you don’t have to worry about stains.

Choosing the right flooring is an important part of planning a kitchen renovation. The flooring color and material can affect all your other design choices, from the cabinets and countertops to the appliances and lighting fixtures. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain tiles and see examples the available styles and colors, stop by the Eco Depot Ceramic Montreal showroom or browse some of the design ideas in our online gallery.

Renovating your bathroom is an excellent home improvement project, especially since it can have a significant effect on your home’s overall value. One of the more important decisions you have to make relates to flooring. With all the available materials, such as ceramic tile flooring, hardwood, and laminate, how do you know which option is best for your home? Here are some important advantages to choosing ceramic tile for your bathroom.

Large Selection of Colors and Styles
Ceramic tiles come in a wide variety of colors, styles, shapes, sizes, and textures. Choose white square tiles for a classic look that never goes out of style. If you’d prefer something more unique, choose textured tiles in shades of gray or brown. You can create a subtle floor that serves as a backdrop for custom cabinets and fixtures or choose stunning tiles that make an eye-catching statement.

Durable and Easy to Clean
Ceramic tile flooring is well-suited to a bathroom environment. It is extremely durable, resisting scratches and providing a strong surface that lasts for decades. Tile won’t warp due to water or humidity, and it doesn’t react to drastic temperature changes. Eco Depot Ceramic tiles are also extremely safe, due to our unique non-slip treatment. We use a combination of adhesives and integrated grooves to prevent our tiles from becoming slick and slippery.

Find Inspiration for Your Project
If you’re ready to find the right tile flooring for your bathroom renovation, stop by the Eco Depot Ceramic showroom in Montreal. You can see beautiful examples of our tile flooring and talk with one of our renovation experts for installation advice and design ideas. We’ll help you choose the perfect materials for your home, provide delivery in the local area, and give you all the tools you need to complete your renovation. Start your project right by contacting us today for more information on our exceptional materials and design consulting services.

You’ve selected your new tiles for your remodeling project, but you also need supplies to install those surfaces. At Eco-Depot, we carry Mapei mortars, grouts, and adhesives because of their high-quality results and environmentally friendly ratings.

Use Ceramic Mortars
Mortar holds the tiles firmly in place. When installed correctly, tiles remain flat and do not slip or break loose.

An excellent mortar has the following desirable properties:
•Mixes easily – The powder does not clump in water when prepared
•Long Pot Life – Remains useable throughout a working day
•Retains Form – Cures evenly without distorting
•Adaptable – Useful in different temperatures
•Durable – Resistant to humidity and climate changes

Mapei’s Ceramic Tile mortar is a polymer enriched thin-set mortar. When kept dry, the powders have a lengthy shelf life so you can use them on projects whenever you are ready. Mix it with water to prepare the mortar for application.

It spreads quickly and smoothly over flat surfaces without leaving clumps. When you lay your tiles on combed mortar, the mixture spreads evenly over tile surfaces to create a secure application. It is resistant to slipping and has a shear strength of 200 psi. It cures in about 24 hours and is ready for grouting the next day.

Select the Proper Grout
Grout seals the tiles and protects against moisture damage. It goes down in between the spaces in the tiles and prevents moisture from undermining the floor. Grout also locks the tiles in place.

Mapei has several grout options we like to use:
• Professional Salto Tile Grout – A mix of Portland cement and silica suitable for terracotta ceramics
• Keracolor™ U – premium sanded grout for joints narrower than 1/8th inch
• Keracolor S – Premium sanded grout with polymers suitable for joints wider than 1/8th inch
• Ultracolor® Plus – Premium rapid-set sanded grout
• Ultracolor® Plus FA – All-Purpose rapid setting grout

These high-quality grouts lay evenly between the tiles to seal your floors and protect the sublayers from water damage and erosion.

Finish Up With Caulk
While grout is a robust and brittle surface, caulks are softer and malleable. It’s made entirely of polymers, like rubber or latex, and these adhesives move and stretch. They are easier to apply to corners and areas where joints meet. Mapei has several options suitable for different projects. Keracaulk™ S, Keracaulk ™ U, and Mapesil™ T caulks fully seal against water intrusion in hard to reach areas.

Do you need help selection an installation system for your ceramic tile project? Get into contact with our showroom in Laval or Montreal. Stop by or send us a message online.