A Brief HistoryRobert and Dennis Centis are the third generation of Centis Tile craftsmen. Born and raised in Sudbury, the cousins have adopted the same unwavering ethics and principles they learned from their fathers, Dino and Albino, who ran the business for over 40 years before passing it down. Today, Robert and Dennis continue to offer the same services as in the very beginning, carrying on the proud family traditions of award winning quality and service. The heart of the company still lies in the old-world craftsmanship, which has been one of the great hallmarks of the industry and a true testament to the highly skilled people who do the work. While technology is key in the design and planning process, the final job is still done by hand with the same care and precision demanded over 50 years ago.
Committed to Environmentally Conscious DesignWe’re all a lot more concerned about the state of the environment and our effect on it than we used to be. Construction is one of the areas that has a huge impact on the world around us. By choosing more environmentally friendly, sustainable products and installation methods, we can decrease the damage we do to the environment. Along with a full selection of environmentally friendly products, at Centis we are continually refining methods and processes to decrease our impact on the environment. When looking for enduring and environmentally friendly materials, look no further than Centis Tile and Terrazzo.
Granite and Marble CountertopsThe everlasting beauty of natural stone is enhanced by its durability. It is very durable and resistant to damage from regular use, which means that this may be the last countertop you will ever need for your home. Therefore, it is quite likely that your granite or quartz countertop will never see a landfill site. All water used in the processing of our stone counters is captured, filtered and reused. There are no floor drains in our Stone Shop so that none of the water used is ever discarded into the sewage system. All of our finished products are shipped on reusable metal frames with minimal packaging. The life span of granite and marble is essentially the life span of the house.
TerrazzoTerrazzo is a hard surface flooring made with finely graded aggregates, such as chips of marble, faux marble, quartz, granite, or glass, all held together by a cement or resin binder. The beautiful part is that many of these components are recycled, making Terrazzo an environmentally friendly choice. For instance, glass terrazzo is made from discarded car windshields, mirrors, beer bottles, recycled porcelain from kitchen sinks, and even crushed oyster shells. The combination of sources varies; all of it can be mixed and matched depending on desired colors, patterns, or textures. Most marble and granite chips used in Terrazzo are produced with the waste material of the building stone manufacturing process. We have reduced the usage of water by 75% by developing a dry grinding process. Terrazzo floors will last a lifetime with minimal energy required to maintain their beautiful finish. The lifespan of Terrazzo flooring is essentially the lifespan of the building.
Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC).
Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Guild of Ontario (TTMGO).
Concrete Flooring Contractors Association of Ontario.
BACU – Bricklayers and Associated Crafts
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners International.
Sudbury and District Construction Association.