Tile makes a stunning design statement on stairs, and it's also durable, easy to clean, and long-lasting. Make sure you speak to your flooring expert at our tile shop to ensure the stairs are properly reinforced.

The best tile for stairs

Every space has its own set of priorities and challenges. For example, the need is durability with the stairway, since people and pets run up and down all day; durability; low maintenance, and safety, so people don't slip and fall.

From a design viewpoint, stairs are the centerpiece and possibly the home's focal point, so they must be visually appealing. In short, it's a way for you to express your style and for your home to make a great first impression.

Porcelain floor tile addresses all of the above needs. Composed of a nonporous clay and fired at higher temperatures, it results in a heavier, denser product that withstands even the most severe foot traffic and has a low water absorption rate, making it waterproof whether or not it is glazed.

A large format comes in countless designs, colors, and textures and is often preferred for wood looks, where the raised grain design will add even more texture, enhancing grip or traction.

Dress up your stairs

With the almost unlimited number of designs you’ll see in a tile store; you're bound to find something to make your design statement. Stairs are sometimes considered an afterthought, but you can liven them up by:

1. Using patterns with two-toned colors

2. Installing contrasting colors/patterns between the riser and the tread. (The riser is the vertical space that connects one tread, the platform where we step, to another).

3. Creating various styles and looks, including rustic (this decor is also trending), Mediterranean, coastal, modern, with patterns such as chevron, herringbone, encaustic-style, black and white stencil, and more.

At Flooring Superstores Calgary, you’ll see an assortment of tile flooring, suitable for residential or commercial use, from Daltile, American Olean, Casa Roma, and more. Come into our showroom in Calgary, AB, to explore our inventory and receive a free quote, especially if you live or work in or near Airdrie, Canmore, Cochrane, Strathmore, and Okotoks.