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In BUSINESS!

 

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Photos updated on 1/26/23

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The following photos are courtesy of clients and feature tile from our showroom in Hartford CT (Yes, we are open to the public!) .

If you have project photos that include our tile, we would love to share them! Please send your photos to info@universaltile.biz and include any additional info youd like!

Real People, Real Reviews.

The reviews you see below are straight from Google and our customers. We understand the importance of doing your research, especially on your upcoming project. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.

WolfsbaneWolfsbane
00:02 16 Oct 22
Wonderful service from welcoming staff. It was a pleasure to do business with them. I wish I had more rooms to renovate to continue to do business with them!
paul huotpaul huot
16:58 11 Sep 22
Simply the Best around pricing service quality once you go here you'll never go anywhere else
Kate PorriniKate Porrini
16:35 07 Jul 22
Building is eye opening in regards to overall awareness of companies. Stacey McKenna from universal tile is a breath of fresh air, not only did she spend ample amounts of time helping us create our future home, she is direct and also taught us so much about tying in our tile properly for aesthetics. If I could give her 10 stars I would!
Doug BlackDoug Black
22:44 11 Apr 22
Very helpful... they aided my client to order the items she needed.. and when I went to pick them the yard staff was extremely accommodating. The showroom staff was a pleasure to work with.
Days Inn Of HartfordDays Inn Of Hartford
18:54 22 Aug 17
Tony and the team are amazing. We just renovated a hotel nearby using the tile sourced directly from Universal (straight from Italy!).No one can beat their service, price, and quality of tiles. We started off at Lowes/Home Depot tiles that looked similar, although we would maybe get 3/4 of the box that were true/straight, and the rest of the tiles would be unusable as the corners would be turned. We purchased roughly 12,000 to 14,000sq/ft for the entire project.We never received a single bad tile from these guys, and everyone from the warehouse, delivery drivers, to the people that work inside are all very very knowledgeable about their products, and most importantly value their customers!
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HISTORY OF UNIVERSAL TILE

Universal Ceramic Tile Distributors Inc.(UCTD) was founded in March of 1996. Being a family owned and operated business we take pride in providing the best quality service in the industry. Along with great service comes a large and expansive high quality product line. All in stock material is directly imported from Italy, and Spain.

At UCTD we import a large selection of ceramic & porcelain body floor tile, wall tile, and backsplash tile. All this material is conveniently stocked in our large 40,000 square foot warehouse. Our state of the art designer showroom is located at 301 Murphy Road in the outskirts of Hartford, CT. Our showroom features many different types of displays that make your tile shopping experience simple and non exhausting. Over 30 different floors have been laid in the showroom to help give our customers a variety of design ideas. The showroom also features various tiled vignettes featuring many of the latest styles and trends. 

 

WEDI- SHOWER + SPA SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

Shower & Spa System Solutions 

Innovation. System. Quality.

The Wedi shower system is a must-have for preparing your shower for tiling, especially if you plan to customize it to your specifications. Wedi carries all of the pieces necessary to create a shower with benches, niches, ramps, curbs and more—and Wedi shower kits come with everything you need to do the job from top to bottom. Don’t worry about mold, mildew or leaks with your Wedi shower. The Wedi sealing tape and joint sealant will close up all gaps so your new shower is flexible, durable and resistant to cleaning chemicals and the elements.

Wedi Waterproof Shower Systems offer reliable, cost-efficient solutions for constructing 100% waterproof and mold proof showers and are easy to install.

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WE STOCK IT ALL

 

CLEANING + MAINTENANCE

• Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
• Do not use cleaning products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids.
• Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that may etch or dull the stone surface.
• Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes and placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface.

Routine Cleaning:

Routine cleaning should consist of a regular mop or light scrub with a pH neutral detergent, or Aqua Mix Concentrated Stone & Tile Cleaner at a dilution rate of 1 part product to 80 parts water. Using this product on a regular basis will safely remove soiling and help prevent a stubborn build up without damaging the tile, grout or sealer. This product is a pH Neutral formula and will not harm any other water-safe surfaces.

Heavy-Duty/Periodic Cleaning (residential):

  1. Pre-wet the floor with Aqua Mix Heavy-Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner at a dilution of 6:1, allow the surface to soak for 3-5 minutes keeping wet. Aqua Mix NanoScrubmay also be used if surface has heavy ground in soiling.
  2. Then agitate the floor using either an Aqua Mix AquaScrub or rotary floor scrubbing machine.
  3. Extract liquid off of the floor using either a microfiber mop or a wet vacuum cleaner fitted with a squeegee head.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with clean potable water. Mop up rinse water off floor.

Heavy Duty Tile CleanersHeavy-Duty/Periodic Cleaning (commercial):

  1. Pre-wet the floor with Aqua Mix Heavy-Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner at a dilution of 4:1, allow the surface to soak for 3-5 minutes keeping wet. On large areas Aqua Mix 1 & 2 Deep Clean can be used. Aqua Mix NanoScrubmay also be used if surface has heavy ground in soiling.
  2. Then agitate the floor using either a rotary floor scrubbing machine or auto scrubber.
  3. Extract liquid off of the floor using a wet & dry vacuum cleaner fitted with a squeegee head.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with clean potable water. Vacuum (wet & dry) rinse water off floor.
Aqua Mix Grout Release

Aqua Mix Grout Release is a temporary, water soluble, pre-grout coating. It provides protection against grout and mortar staining and eases grout cleanup. Aqua Mix Grout Release is recommended for use on textured, porous stone, such as textured slate, and masonry surfaces, such as wire-cut brick.

  • Aqua Mix Grout Release provides protection against grout and mortar staining
  • Formula is a temporary, water soluble, pre-grout coating
  • Apply before grouting for easy clean-up when you’re done
  • Ideal for textured slate, wire-cut brick, and other porous stone and masonry
Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover

Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is a dual-purpose, non-acidic problem solver that removes even the deepest stains without scrubbing. Its unique formula creates an easy-to-use paste to absorb the stains right out of the surface. Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is recommended for all natural stone, such as granite, limestone, marble, slate, and travertine; porcelain; quarry; saltillo; terra cotta; cement pavers; masonry surfaces; and other porous tile and grout.

  • Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is a dual-purpose, non-acidic stain remover
  • Absorptive clay paste removes deep-set oil and grease stains without scrubbing
  • Fine abrasive cleaning powder removes stubborn surface stains and light grout haze
  • For granite, limestone, marble, slate, travertine, porcelain, satillo, cement, and masonry
Aqua Mix Grout Sealer

Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is a water-based sealer that resists water-, oil-, and acid-based contaminants. This grout sealer simplifies maintenance and does not change the appearance of the grout. Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is a low maintenance product. For best results, use Aqua Mix Concentrated Stone and Tile Cleaner as your routine cleaner. Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is recommended for cementitious sanded and un-sanded porous grout joints for ceramic tile installations. It may be used for interior and exterior applications and allows vapor transmission.

  • Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is a water-based sealer that resists common contaminants
  • Repels oil-based and acid-based contaminants, and inhibits mildew and bacteria
  • Formula lasts up to 5 years and outperforms silicone sealers
  • Ideal as a routine cleaner against food stains, grease, oil, and more
  • Recommended for cementitious sanded and un-sanded porous grout joints
Aqua Mix Enrich'N'Seal

Aqua Mix Enrich’N’Seal is a superior no-sheen, penetrating sealer that enhances natural stone surfaces as it seals them. Aqua Mix Enrich’N’Seal is recommended for unsealed natural stone, such as marble, granite, slate, limestone, travertine, quartzite, and sandstone. Aqua Mix Enrich’N’Seal may be used for interior and exterior applications. It allows vapor transmission and may also be used as a pre-grouting sealer.

  • Aqua Mix Enrich’N’Seal is a superior no-sheen, penetrating sealer
  • Rejuvenates the color and appearance of worn and weathered stone
  • Darkens, enriches, and accentuates the beauty of natural stone
  • Formulated to give stone an attractive “wet” look
  • Effectively seals and darkens the color of grout joints
  • Ideal for marble, granite, slate, limestone, travertine, quartzite, and sandstone

 

Aqua Mix NanoScrub

Aqua Mix NanoScrub is an abrasive cream cleaner designed to work where other cleaners can’t. It utilizes NanoSTG, tiny, nano-sized particles, to penetrate below tough stains, dissolve them, and lift them out. Aqua Mix NanoScrub offers the versatility, convenience, and safety of a water-based formula with performance that is not seen in any product on the market. Aqua Mix NanoScrub is especially effective for cleaning rough and textured surfaces. It is recommended for porcelain, ceramic, polished and unpolished natural stone (such as granite, limestone, marble, slate, and travertine), grout quarry, saltillo, terra cotta, cement pavers, masonry surfaces, and other stone, tile, and grout surfaces.

  • Aqua Mix NanoScrub is an abrasive cream cleaner that penetrates below tough stains
  • Features NanoSTG — tiny, nano-sized particles that dissolve stains and lift them away
  • Removes waxes and floor finishes, coating sealers, grout residue, epoxy, and sealer residue
  • Eliminates rubber and pencil marks, light mineral deposits, and ground-in dirt
  • Grinds away grout haze and coatings with no damage to the surface
  • Formula is water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-acidic, and odorless
Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover

Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover is a non-acidic treatment formulated to clean and remove cured grout haze film and residue. Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze cleaner effectively removes single component, premixed, urethane, and light epoxy grout haze from most common tile and natural stone surfaces. Concentrated, acid-free formula is easy to use and safe for cleaning granite, slate, natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, quarry, and Saltillo.

  • Clean and remove cured grout haze film and residue from natural stone
  • Safely removes single component, premixed, urethane, and light epoxy grout haze from most common tile and natural stone products
  • Concentrated, non-acidic formula is easy to use with fast results
  • For use on natural stone surfaces such as granite, limestone, slate, and travertine, ceramic, porcelain, quarry, and Saltillo
Aqua Mix Grout Sealer

Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is a water-based sealer that resists water-, oil-, and acid-based contaminants. This grout sealer simplifies maintenance and does not change the appearance of the grout. Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is a low maintenance product. For best results, use Aqua Mix Concentrated Stone and Tile Cleaner as your routine cleaner. Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is recommended for cementitious sanded and un-sanded porous grout joints for ceramic tile installations. It may be used for interior and exterior applications and allows vapor transmission.

  • Aqua Mix Grout Sealer is a water-based sealer that resists common contaminants
  • Repels oil-based and acid-based contaminants, and inhibits mildew and bacteria
  • Formula lasts up to 5 years and outperforms silicone sealers
  • Ideal as a routine cleaner against food stains, grease, oil, and more
  • Recommended for cementitious sanded and un-sanded porous grout joints

 

Aqua Mix Ultra-Solv

Aqua Mix Ultra-Solv is a premium, no-sheen, natural-look penetrating sealer made from a solvent-based formula. Its new and improved formula features even greater stain resistant properties and enhanced application benefits. Ultra-Solv is the solvent-based equivalent to Aqua Mix’s worldwide bestseller, water-based Sealer’s Choice Gold. Aqua Mix Ultra-Solv is recommended for all natural stone, such as marble, granite, slate, travertine, and limestone; porcelain, quarry, saltillo, terra cotta, cement pavers, and masonry surfaces; and other porous tile and grout where a natural look is desired. Aqua Mix Ultra-Solv may be used for interior and exterior applications. It allows vapor transmission and may also be used as a pre-grouting sealer. Coverage: Approximately 400 to 1,500 square feet per coat per gallon, depending on type of stone, porosity and texture of surface, temperature, humidity, and method of application.

  • Aqua Mix Ultra-Solv is a premium, no-sheen, natural-look penetrating sealer
  • Solvent-based formula offers impressive stain-resistant properties
  • Ideal for use in food preparation and serving areas
  • Provides up to 15 years of superior stain protection
  • Covers approximately 400 to 1,500 square feet per coat per gallon
Aqua Mix Sealer's Choice Gold

Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold, a world-wide best seller, is a premium, no-sheen, natural look, water-based penetrating sealer formulated to provide maximum stain protection, especially in food preparation and serving areas. Aqua Mix Sealers Choice Gold may be used for interior and exterior applications. It allows vapor transmission and may also be used as a pre-grouting sealer. Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold is recommended for: natural stone such as granite, limestone, marble, slate and travertine; porcelain; quarry; saltillo; terra cotta; cement pavers; masonry surfaces; and other porous tile and grout where a natural look is desired.

  • Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold is a no-sheen, natural look, penetrating sealer
  • Water-Based Formula is a world-wide best seller
  • Provides stain protection and maintains the look of natural stone and porous tile
  • Designed for use in food prep and serving areas, and as a pre-grouting sealer
  • Ideal for granite, limestone, marble, slate, travertine, porcelain, saltillo, cement, and masonry
Concentrated Stone and Tile Cleaner

Aqua Mix Concentrated Stone and Tile Cleaner is a super concentrated, phosphate-free cleaner formulated for everyday use. This neutral cleaner eliminates soap scum build up and hard water deposits and prevents them from returning. Aqua Mix Concentrated Stone and Tile Cleaner is recommended for use on natural stone such as granite, limestone, marble, slate and travertine; ceramic; porcelain; grout; quarry; saltillo; terra cotta; cement pavers; masonry surfaces; and other water-safe surfaces.

  • Aqua Mix Concentrated Stone and Tile Cleaner is a powerful routine cleaner
  • Removes and prevents soap scum build-up and hard water deposits
  • Phosphate-free formula has neutral pH and is safe for everyday use
  • Ideal for any water-safe surface, including limestone, marble, slate, porcelain, and more
  • Features a deodorizing spearmint scent
Aqua Mix Heavy-Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner

Aqua Mix Heavy-Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner is a concentrated high-alkaline cleaner and degreaser. This is the perfect product for periodic deep cleaning and stain removing to restore surfaces to a beautiful clean.

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Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover

Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is a dual-purpose, non-acidic problem solver that removes even the deepest stains without scrubbing. Its unique formula creates an easy-to-use paste to absorb the stains right out of the surface. Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is recommended for all natural stone, such as granite, limestone, marble, slate, and travertine; porcelain; quarry; saltillo; terra cotta; cement pavers; masonry surfaces; and other porous tile and grout.

  • Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is a dual-purpose, non-acidic stain remover
  • Absorptive clay paste removes deep-set oil and grease stains without scrubbing
  • Fine abrasive cleaning powder removes stubborn surface stains and light grout haze
  • For granite, limestone, marble, slate, travertine, porcelain, satillo, cement, and masonry
Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover

Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover is a non-acidic treatment formulated to clean and remove cured grout haze film and residue. Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze cleaner effectively removes single component, premixed, urethane, and light epoxy grout haze from most common tile and natural stone surfaces. Concentrated, acid-free formula is easy to use and safe for cleaning granite, slate, natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, quarry, and Saltillo.

  • Clean and remove cured grout haze film and residue from natural stone
  • Safely removes single component, premixed, urethane, and light epoxy grout haze from most common tile and natural stone products
  • Concentrated, non-acidic formula is easy to use with fast results
  • For use on natural stone surfaces such as granite, limestone, slate, and travertine, ceramic, porcelain, quarry, and Saltillo

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We Pride Ourselves In:

Over 87% In-Stock

Because Universal Tile is a distributor, we are able to keep a high volume of tile in-stock…over 87% to be exact! This means no wait time.

Highest Quality

Our selection of tile is recognized for its quality and design, which is why contractors, builders, architects and the neighbor next door doing a DIY project choose Universal Tile

The Design Team

It sounds crazy, but our team of well respected designers has 100+ years of combined design experience. For our customers, this means you’re not just getting the design, youre getting all the experience in between.