New ceramic tiles, decorative tiles and flowers to decorating kitchen cabinets in homes and apartments are set to be installed in Canada’s capital next month.
The decorative tiles are expected to be available by the end of March and will include a variety of flowers, from tulips and lilacs to rose petals and tulips, as well as a variety that resemble the colour of the ceramic tile.
The floral tiles, which are expected for installation in 2018, will be available to homebuyers for free, said Michael Litt, manager of the Office of the Design Director of the Canadian Association of Home Builders (CAHB).
In a statement, CAHB said it was pleased to announce that the decorative tiles will be included in a new set of residential ceramic tile products to be introduced next month in Toronto.
Ceramic tiles have long been a popular home decorating option in Canada and a recent survey by the Canadian Manufacturers Association (CMA) found that ceramic tile was the most popular choice for new homes in 2018.
The CMA survey found that while residential ceramic tiles have been the most commonly chosen option for new home renovation in Canada, the ceramic tiles offered by the company were also the most expensive, costing a total of $14,000 per tile, with a further $1,000 for decorative tile, Litt said.
According to Litt and the CMA, the cost of ceramic tiles is much higher than that of the decorative tile in the same size.
For example, the CAA says that a square tile will cost $400, whereas a round tile will take $300, he said.
This means that if you buy a square ceramic tile for $300 and then a round ceramic tile of the same price for $400 the tile will be $1.20 cheaper, he added.
Litt said that the new ceramic tile designs are a good starting point for homebuyer to consider, as it helps to make their choice for the colour, texture and size of their new home.
While the new tiles will not be available until next month, the tiles are being installed in the United States, where they are expected by the middle of this year.
At a press conference earlier this week, CAA CEO and CEO Geoff Stoddart announced that the tiles will also be available in the US for the first time.
Stoddart said that while there is some concern that some consumers are reluctant to purchase new ceramic tiles due to the higher price tag, he believes that the ceramic ceramic tile market in Canada is growing and will continue to grow, given the strong support for the ceramic design industry in Canada.
Stoss said that consumers who are hesitant to buy ceramic tiles because of price concerns will find them more cost effective than traditional tile products that are already available.
“We want to give them the best of both worlds,” he said, adding that the American market has also shown a great interest in ceramic tiles.
Other Canadian products expected to arrive in Canada next month include ceramic tile tiles, tiles that resemble antique furniture, and decorative tile that resembles glass.
Earlier this month, CSA Canada president and CEO Brian Kelly announced that ceramic tiles would be the only tiles available for residential applications in 2018 in the U.S. The U.K. and Germany have already made similar announcements for ceramic tiles in 2018 and Ireland is expected to launch ceramic tiles for new residential applications by the spring.