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Every culture since the beginning of time has used this medium to express their environment. Ceramic Tile adds color and design to transform your room to reflect your personal style. Value is a bonus. Malisani Inc is a unique and rare tile company due to the fact we not only sell the tile but we install it ourselves. We do not subcontract our labor which enables us to ensure a quality product according to industry standards from the beginning to the end. We also sell a wide range of tile from many manufactures and provide tools of those who choose to do it themselves.

Types of Tile

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Stone
  • Mosaic
  • Quarry


Tile Finishes

  • Glazed
    • Coated with liquid glass baked into surface
  • Full-Bodied
    • The color and pattern extends throughout the tile
  • Unglazed


Tile Classes

  • Field Tile
    • Makes up the bulk of a tile application
    • Generally in neutral colors
    • Most cost effective
  • Accent
    • Color accent tile similar to the field tile
    • Often bright, contrast colors
    • Best design value
  • Decorative
    • Provides color and combines material
    • Usually 3-4 times the price of field tile
  • Trim
    • Corners and bullnose to provide a polished look
    • Used for floor and wall transitions


Tile Applications 

  •   Walls
  •   Floors
  •   Backsplashes
  •   Countertops
  •   Patios
  •   Fireplaces
  •   Pool Linings


Shade Variations

  • Low-Consistent color within each tile and from tile to tile
  • Medium-Color variation within each tile
  • High-Some variation from tile to tile and within each tile
  • Random-Considerable variation from tile to tile; could be possibly two different colors


Slip Resistance

  • Class 0     
    • Wall tile only
    • Not recommended for floors
    • Example:  Glass tile
  • Class 1/2
    • Residential Floor tile
    • Soft-soled footwear
    • Aesthetic detailing is prime consideration
    • Formal entryway or master bedroom
    • Example:  Highly polished tile
  • Class 3
    • Residential or light commercial
    • Normal footwear and can withstand some dirt
    • Kitchen and mud rooms
    • Example:  Glazed porcelain tile
  • Class 4
    • Residential or commercial
    • Can with stand considerable traffic and dirt
    • Commercial entryway and kitchen
    • Example:  Quarry tile/Full-body tile


Grout Width

  • Varies from each different type of tile


Grout Types

  • Sanded
    • Used with a grout joint of equal or more than 1/8”
    • Used with most ceramic tile
  • Unsanded
    • Used with a grout joint width of less than 1/8”
    • Used on natural polished stone
  • Epoxy
    • Wet areas
    • Stain resistant
    • Recommended for tubs, showers and pools


  • Routine
    • Use non-abrasive all-purpose water based cleaner
    • An environment friendly all-purpose cleaner:
      • 4 tablespoons baking soda
      • 1 quart warm water
    • Never use ammonia, it will discolor grout
    • Do not use bleach for routine cleaning


Design Links

American Olean Envision Your Room - www.americanolean.com/designcorner.cfm
Dal Tile Design-a-Room - www.daltileproducts.com/dar.cfm
Florida Tile Virtual Design Center - http://ibhost.dancik.com/ft/index.htm



American Olean - www.americanolean.com
Arizona Tile: https://www.arizonatile.com
Bedrosian Tile & Stone: http://www.bedrosians.com/en/
Crossville - www.crossvilleinc.com
Dal Tile - www.daltileproducts.com
Florida Tile - www.floridatile.com