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The Best Tile in Mesa: 7 Reasons Why Imperial Has What You’re Looking For

The Best Tile in Mesa: 7 Reasons Why Imperial Has What You’re Looking For The Best Tile in Mesa: 7 Reasons Why Imperial Has What You’re Looking For
When choosing what type of flooring you want for your home, you have so many options. Tile, carpet, hardwood, how do you even begin to choose? The initial decision phase can be the hardest part of your project.

First, look at your needs. Do you want to create an open space that allows for air to travel throughout the room? Especially in Arizona the way air moves due to flooring is a key consideration. Tile may be just what you need. Tile allows a room to breathe while lifting the air throughout the room. The advantage to tile is that it isn’t just used on the floor, you can use tile for flooring, countertops, backsplash, shower walls or even your pool.

If you choose tile for your home, you will be able to create a cohesive look, while also having diverse features. Tile is stylish, diverse, versatile, long lasting and high quality, which makes it perfect for any Arizona home. Many people think tile is outdated, but today it brings a high-end, finished, trendy look to any home.

Another perk of tile is that there are so many choices to select from which allows you to mix and match tile styles throughout your home. The variety in materials and patterns keep a consistent look and feel, while still diversifying the space.

Any style of home is fit for tile from traditional to southwestern to modern and contemporary. No matter your home type, tile will fit in your space. The best part is you can do it yourself! Once you have the tile, you can DIY the installation. Check out our video on tile for more help!

When you make the decision to go with tile, you’ll find that we have the answer to all of your tile needs including:

1. Variety
2. Product type
3. Material
4. Size
5. Thickness
6. Family
7. Finish

1. Variety


At Imperial Wholesale, we pride ourselves on having enough options for everyone to find what they are looking for. We cater to each room you may need tile in, as well as helping you find the exact specifications for what you need.

Whether you need a thin border to line your shower, or an entire new floor for your kitchen, we have the right variety of tile for you. Our variety allows you to pick each feature of the tile to get exactly what you want.

2. Product Type


While tile is fairly similar, we have exactly the kind of tile you need for your project. We offer five types of tile including bull nose, rail, listello, baseboard and pencil molding, all serving a different purpose.

Bull nose tile is seen with a smooth, rounded edge. It is used to create a finished look on countertops, staircase steps and building corners. The name is no coincidence as this type of tile was named from the rounded nose of a bull.

If you’re looking for tile to serve as a border or trim, you will want to use rail tile. Rail tile is most commonly seen on walls or in showers.

Listello tile includes border or trim pieces. While wider than rail tile, it is also distinguished by its intricate designs.

Another common tile type is baseboard tile. Baseboard tile creates a crease at the bottom of a wall, separating the floor from the wall.

Lastly, pencil molding is a thin pencil like tile. This can also be used as a border, frequently in showers.

3. Material


Tile material is one of the first decisions you should make when shopping for tile. All tile materials have their positives and negatives based on the type of tile project you are working on.

We have 14 different material choices that can match the look you want for your space. The most popular selections for tile material are porcelain, marble, granite, travertine, and ceramic, but we also have 11 other materials to choose from.

4. Size


One of the most important aspects of tile to consider is size. The size of tile is key because if you find tile that you love but it won’t fit in your space, you’re out of luck.

At Imperial Wholesale, we have over 40 size options from large tile pieces to mini pieces. When shopping for tile size, know ahead of time what size you need to fill the space you are working with.

5. Thickness


Depending on the space your tile will be filling, we have different thickness sizes to accommodate the area. We offer three types of thickness: 4/9” 3/7” and 2/5.” When you select the other aspects of your tile, you will then be able to select the exact thickness you need.

6. Family


Another area of tile that we showcase are the tile “families.” Depending on the color, style and pattern of tile you want, there is a family that offers it. We have a selection of over 75 different tile families.

Within one tile family, there are a few tile options, all in the same shade of color. This way, if you want to keep a consistent color throughout your tile but want to change the tile type throughout different rooms, the families will keep you on the right track. This will create unity using different types of tile all in the same family.

7. Finish


No matter the look you’re going for, we have the finish to match it. Choosing the finish allows you to further customize the tile of your choice. Once you pick the style, family and material, you can add a finish to complete the look.

We have over 10 options including polished, glazed, antique and matte. A finish adds a final touch to whatever tile type you choose.

Any tile project you want to create, we have the tile you need. Visit our website to browse our selection, or setup and appointment for a free consultation. Our variety guarantees that anything you want to create with tile, we can help come to life.