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Mon-Wed + Friday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday Closed

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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27 Years In Business

The Faienza Family started Universal Ceramic Tile Distributor, Inc in March of 1996 in Hartford CT.

1+ MILLION SF TILE

As a tile distributor open to the public, our 40,000 sf warehouse is on-site, making tile readily available.

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ABSOLUTE SERIES

Inspired by a large prehistoric ocean that once covered the Moroccan Sahara more than 380 million years ago, we present Absolute.

The vivid movements within Absolute mimic the rich sea life once present in the now desolate and austere landscape.

Pressure and heat helped cultivate the striking beauty of Erfoud fossils, much like the pressure and heat necessary for creating beautiful porcelain tile. Designers will delight in the intense complexity of the tile. Absolute is available in five chic colors and matching mosaics/trim pieces.

AFFRESCHI SERIES

AFFRESCHI ceramic wall tile is manufactured in Italy using ink jet digital technology and has rectified edges. The six styles in available in this series are Botticelli, Caravaggio, Klimt, Monet, Morris & Renoir.

3D Marble Series

The 3D technology is a new digital process that breaks the rules to the traditional concept of porcelain tiles to give maximum realism to the product.
This technology combines a beautiful aesthetic with and an extremely elegant “premiumhoned finish” surface to achive an hyper-realistic result.

With 3D we pass from a “two-dimensional” to a “three-dimensional” vision, where the carved structure of the product harmonizes with the graphics and every detail takes shape,color and creates a very realstic look.

Axis Series

The Axis glazed porcelain stoneware is the perfect union of classic and modern and can be considered a valid alternative to parquet. The slats in sizes 20×120, 15×90 and 15×60 allow countless laying solutions, depending on the fantasy and type of furniture chosen, both indoor and outdoor. Ceramiche Mariner proposes the series in the shades Maple, Oak, Nut and Birk with natural or grip, for the outdoor surface, finishing, in order to transfer warmth and personality to the environment; it is suitable for the kitchen, bathroom and living area but also for the commercial spaces.

 

Bardiglio Hex

 

Black Marquina

Cabane Series

Cabane collection tells a new interpretation of wood with a strong expressive effect. Its most authentic character is expressed in stylish element thanks to the signs and scratch that add body and textures makeing of every tile an unique piece.

Calacatta Atlantic Blue

 

Calacatta Emerald Series

 

Calacatta Oro Series

 

Cardoso Series

The stone of Cardoso inspires Ceramiche Mariner for its new collection of monoporous ceramic wall coverings. These tiles (size 20×50) are available in the shades Bianco, Greige, Avio, Cenere and Piombo, in addition to the decorated slats in size 4,5×50, they match perfectly with the floors in porcelain stoneware (size 30×30) included in the series. Cardoso is available both in the uniform version and in the brick-wall and majolica effect proposals, for a more suggestive visual effect.

 

Cool Series

“Cool” range reveals a chest full of colors and decors, which unveil shiny peculiarities, born from the encounter with the light.

 

 

Cosmic Series

A collection that combines the essence of material with the versatility of the ceramic technology

Country Series

 

Dordogne Series

A timeless classic rendered by soft textures and warm shades.

 

Evolution Series

 

Hanoi Series

Hanoi reveals the essence of craftmanship through unique and meticulously crafted graphics that restore the original value of the craftsman, without compromising the most cutting-edge technology standards.

A new wall tile collection that offers different possibilities to cover your room. Created in 3 different formats, with 2 arc reliefs and 9 bright colors available for all formats and reliefs.

Graphics with precise details that simulate the passage of time and offer an aesthetic that combines the experience of handmade work and the mastery of fire with the contemporary.

 

Heritage Series

“Heritage” is the collection of porcelain stoneware whose aesthetic is inspired by a mix of stone and concrete, characterized by a high compositional versatility. Cement effect conveys a “worn” flavour to it thus being particularly suitable for different design styles in spaces where the contemporary meets an industrial mood.

A new wall tile collection that offers different possibilities to cover your room. Created in 3 different formats, with 2 arc reliefs and 9 bright colors available for all formats and reliefs.

Graphics with precise details that simulate the passage of time and offer an aesthetic that combines the experience of handmade work and the mastery of fire with the contemporary.

 

Kauri Series

Nuanced and sophisticated, the colours are lightly mottled making every tile slightly different combining different tile planks from this collection in different colours in a single tiled surface creates a special mix shades

A new wall tile collection that offers different possibilities to cover your room. Created in 3 different formats, with 2 arc reliefs and 9 bright colors available for all formats and reliefs.

Graphics with precise details that simulate the passage of time and offer an aesthetic that combines the experience of handmade work and the mastery of fire with the contemporary.

 

Masia Series

The Equipe Masia Collection offers brilliant design and versatility with its 3 in. x 6 in. wall tile. Its unique, glossy finish and soft reliefs give the look of artisan-crafted tiles, while its premium quality ensures lasting performance.

 

Luxury Gray Series

 

MET Series

 

MOVE Series

 

Muse Series

 

Natural Slate Series

vivid surfaces deep textures embellished by luxurios shades

Opus Stone Series

 Opus Stone is a unique collection with colors and patterns that will prove to be timeless over the decades. This collection of stone look glazed porcelain is highlighted by shade nuances and an 8×8 deco package that can be used separately or installed with the variety of available sizes. Opus Stone is suitable for all residential and commercial applications.

Origin Series

 

Oxid Series

 A new collection for contemporary surfaces, inspired by the world of minerals and its metallic reflections. Rich in shades and iridescences, the surface enhances depth giving a daring trait to home interiors as well as commercial spaces, with a material effect and industrial mood. The expressive potentiality of the whole range consists of five finishes: Titanium, Silver, and Iron in shades of grey, Lava, reminiscent of the Corten, with its unique tones as well as of the earth’s crust, and Emerald, which evokes the nuance of oxidized copper.

Petrified Series

 

Pierre Neuve Series

 

Pisa Statuario Series

 

Premium Onyx Series

 

Recode Series

 

ROCA Series

 

Sky Series

Unicom Starker’s SKY porcelain tile is reminiscent of arabesque marble in all its aesthetic variety. Thanks to marked veining, the SKY tile collection’s surface reproduces natural material in its greatest possible brilliance.

Mariner Stone Wave Series

Stone Wav Series

 

Tongass Series

 

Travertino Di Caracalla

Travertino Di Caracalla Series

 

Gazzini Venato Select Series

Venato Select

 

LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile)

VEVO makes the beauty and performance of high-end flooring affordable enough for any budget. With a wide range of custom capabilities, we can utilize inspiration images to fulfill any design specification.

BEAUTY THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK

Our fully customizable VEVO flooring is designed specifically for large scale multi-family developments and single family homes. VEVO makes the beauty and performance of high-end flooring affordable enough for any budget. With a wide range of custom capabilities, we can utilize inspiration images to fulfill any design specification.

Textured Tile

Universal Tile has a large selection of textured tile!  Here is a very small sampling of the options available. Hover over the photos below to see more pictures! Please don’t hesitate to message our team or set up an appointment with our Design Team!

Deco Linz

Deco Matt London

Linz Antracita

Treccia Natural

Liston Hannover Bone Topo

Spiga Durango Bone

MOSAICO NANTES CALIZA

Ona Natural

Noa Minnesota

Ice Nebraska Tea

Japan Blanco

Cubica Blanco

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Ready to Remodel Your Space?

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, you’re getting all the experience in between. Either head down to our showroom at 301 Murphy Road in Hartford or click on the button to the right to make a dedicated appointment with one of our design team members.

UNIVERSAL TILE INSTAGRAM

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

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.

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.

Brilliance Countertop Polish

Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover