The Benefits of Tile

With more than 6000 years of function and development in its history, tile has truly withstood the test of time. And with a plethora of styles and sizes to choose from, tile has become more relevant and prevalent today than ever before. Tile has so much to offer: durability, ease-of-maintenance, and timeless beauty—an ideal choice for residential and commercial buildings alike.


A perfect choice for those who suffer from allergies, tile is not host to mold, germs, dust mites, or bacteria. Less chemical requirements for cleaning and surface maintenance translate to less indoor environmental impact.


Impact resistant, and difficult to abuse or scratch compared to other coverings, a tiled surface will not need replacing anytime soon. Porcelain tile is made of dense clay and put through a firing process which renders it harder than granite! There is no need for cutting boards or pot holders to protect tile countertops from damage. Even floors in high-traffic areas are no match for the durability of tile when properly installed. Properly installed, tile can last a lifetime.


Tile is a choice you can feel good about. Ceramic and porcelain tile do not emit VOCs and are created with naturally occurring clay and minerals that are heated to high temperatures, and contribute to its long life span.

Low Maintenance

One of the many advantages of tile is how easy it is to keep clean. There is no need for harsh detergents, powders, or chemical cleaners. Tile does not require repetitive sealing either. An installation of tile will mean simple maintenance for the lifetime of the application.


Trend, design, and options! From ultra-modern to rustic to traditional, there is a style of tile available for all tastes. With so many color, texture, and shape options, tile makes it easy for you to unleash your creativity in any room, inside or out. Versatility is truly the cornerstone of tile.

The Tile of Three Cities

As a globally active family-owned business, Schluter®-Systems is fully aware of its social and environmental responsibilities and has long been committed to sustainability as a core principle.

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