Since 1977, Rivalda Tiles has offered the best flooring products, vanities and decorative elements for Canadian homeowners and business owners. We offer both domestic and imported products, and by working with some of the worlds top manufacturers, we provide consistent quality and affordable prices for our customers. As a family-owned company, we understand the importance of low prices and reliable service, and we have earned our place as one of Canada’s top distributors and importers by offering excellent products and friendly, knowledgeable guidance. Q: What is natural stone? A: Natural stone is a product of millions of years of geological changes in the earth’s crust. As a result, natural stones vary in colors and characteristics. They are grouped by their similar characteristics into categories such as granite, marble, limestone, travertine, quartzite, sandstone and onyx. Q: How can I best care for my stone floors? A: Sand, dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces. Frequently mopping interior floors with a clean dust mop and using mats and area rugs near entrances can avoid contact with these abrasive substances. Instead of using a vacuum cleaner, which may scratch the surface of the floor, clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and clean warm water. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or other calcareous stones, and never use scouring powders or creams on any stone surface. Q: Why should I use natural stone in my home? A: Natural stones invite classic and realistic luxury into your home at an affordable price.