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About Us

Centura Tools is an established distribution company that sells flooring tools and materials from the best tool manufacturers from around the world. We have been in the business for the past 85 years and thanks to our large presence in the industry, we are able to bring in merchandise from the best tool manufacturers from all over the world, including Germany, Spain, Italy, the U.S., and Japan.

Our professional and educated staff consist of former tile installers and other professionals who have worked in the industry, meaning they have first-hand knowledge of our products and can show you the right tools and equipment you need for each job. We are dedicated to helping our customers source the specific items they need, and our staff are always on hand to explain the difference between the tools from different companies.

With our connections to the best global brands, and our experienced staff of ex-installers and previous tile-industry workers, we can confidently provide quality service and fair prices. We value all our customers, from high-end contractors and construction workers, to DIYers and self-starters, and make it our mission to provide a range of tools for every project. At Centura Tools, we are proud to always have a large selection of tools and installation products in stock for every tile job.

Offering Only the Best

Our product line focuses on tools you may need to tackle residential and commercial projects. Our professional tile tools and installation systems include everything from cutters to in-floor heating, to levelling systems, to installation tools, and more. We carry high-end tools and professional equipment for flooring and more from a variety of manufacturers including:

  • Alpha
  • Aquamix
  • Barwalt
  • Bonstone
  • Bosch
  • Centura
  • Collomix
  • Crain
  • Crispo
  • DeWalt
  • Diamax
  • Dom-Foam
  • Duo Fast
  • EasyHeat
  • Futura
  • GripClinch
  • Husqvarna
  • Ishii
  • KDS
  • LinkWise
  • Marshalltown
  • Piranha/Core
  • ProKnee
  • QEP
  • Raimondi
  • Richards
  • Roppe
  • Rubi
  • Schluter
  • Sigma
  • Sponga
  • Stabila
  • Swenco
  • Tajima
  • Tarkett
  • TEC
  • Tego
  • Toolway
  • Troxell
  • Wagner
  • Watson Gloves

Core values

Aside from professional tiling installation tools and supplies, we also offer professional help. We take a customized approach to our customer service to ensure our clients are getting the best. We routinely train our staff to ensure they are always up to date on the latest tools and techniques for construction projects.

  • Focusing on quality, style, and affordability, we select our products from around the globe.
  • Our complete line of products are designed to work together to help our customers complete their projects.
  • We can order special products for you if it is not a standard item in our inventory.
  • We strive to be informative, respectful, trustworthy, resourceful, and provide the best in customer service.

85 Years of Excellence

From humble beginnings to world-class tool distributor, we’ve come a long way in the last 85 years. Originally founded by Julian Selling in 1933, Centura Tools began as Central Supply Company when it opened its first location in a garage on Hopewell Avenue in Toronto (Dufferin and Eglinton area). The company began as a building supply wholesaler, selling blocks, cement, brick, arborite, and select ceramic products within the construction industry.

In 1947, Donald Cowie joined Mr. Selling in the business, with Alex Cowie joining a year later. The three began a partnership with the aim of building Central Supply Company into a reputable distribution company and decided to increase their product offering to include more ceramic tile goods.

Over the next few decades, the company expanded their reach to Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa. Upon their success, they formed a strategic alliance with Angelo and Lou Castellani of Hamilton, ON, and Doug DelNet of London, ON to expand the business even further.

It was in the late 1980s that a new marketing strategy prompted the name of the company to be formally changed from Central Supply Company to Centura. The Centura name has become synonymous with quality and service, with many products branded and sold under its strong reputation.

To learn more about how we can service you and to see our product lines for your residential or commercial projects, visit one of our Canadian locations, call us at (416)785-3311, or e-mail us at tools@centura.ca. We can offer reliable advice on which materials and tools are the best for your project. You can also visit us on Facebook, and Instagram.