Toronto, Canada, July 27, 2015 –Centura Tile (www.Centura.ca), North America’s premier distributor of both residential and commercial floor and wall fashions, is weighing in on the 3D technology being employed to create the next generation of ceramic tiles in combination with modern manufacturing techniques and century-old artistic skill.
The central idea of 3D tiles is to use digital printing technology to cut more textured patterns, which also enables more customized surfaces than before. Ridges, whorls, bumps, and shifts in grain are all possible to create both unique visual experiences and memorable tactile ones as well. (Source: Payne, V., “Three-dimensional technology gives ceramics a second wind,” Las Vegas Review-Journal web site, June 15, 2015; http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/home-and-garden/three-dimensional-technology-gives-ceramics-second-wind.)
"Tile has been made from vinyl, laminate, stone, and wood, among other materials, but each flooring option has its pros and cons depending on its purpose and location," says Ross Keltie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Centura Tile. “3D capabilities allow manufacturers to combine the benefits of ceramic with the look of more popular materials along with custom patterns and textures to help consumers meet their needs without sacrificing a certain look.”
Since the materials are all man-made, the number of potential options and variations available to homeowners, including custom designs, 3D patterns, and cuts, are endless. Customers could order a wave-textured tile, bumpy star patterns, or recessed rectangles, to name a few.
Keltie concludes by noting that there will always be a market for traditional methods and smooth tiles, but 3D methods allow homeowners and designers further options to choose from: "Centura Tile offers quality and selection to suit the styles, needs, and budgets of any homeowner or designer. On top of the traditional lines, Centura Tile also offers 3D tiles and the company plans to continue adding new and exciting lines in the future."
Centura Tile has been a staple of interior design throughout Canada since 1933. Its showroom hosts a wide selection of floor and wall tiles at affordable prices for both contractors and homeowners. The Design Positive 3D line of wall tile, available at Centura Tile, creates the appearance of a three-dimensional pattern.
For more information on Centura Tile's products, including the Design Positive 3D line, browse the catalogue at http://www.centura.ca.