Different types of Ceramic tiles.
Ceramic tiles have been used for centuries and are still an incredibly popular tile today. Gone are the days when crèmes, browns and whites are the only ceramic tile colour, there are now more exciting colours and designs available on the market as home owners enjoy experimenting with different designs and shades.
Ceramic tiles are one of the most versatile tiles home owners can use, they are strong, durable and extremely easy to clean, making them a popular choice for home owners. Ceramic tiles can be used on both walls and floors in both kitchens and bathrooms.
In fact ceramic tiles are great for other areas such as hallways, laundries and entrance halls, they are stain resistant, great at temperature control and don’t scratch easily, they are also a reasonably priced tile.
Ceramic tiles can also be purchased in different styles, making them extremely adaptable, smaller tiles come in a mosaic form and there are the large tiles which are now more popular with homeowners.
There are lots of aspects to consider when selecting the right ceramic tile, where you are going to use them and the decorative aspect of your tiles. Selecting something that is suitable for the area you are tiling is important and selecting a tile that suits your personal preferences is also vital.
Glazed ceramic tiles go through one more firing process than unglazed tiles and a coating of liquid glass is added at extreme temperatures. Generally unglazed tiles are much better for areas of moisture like bathrooms as they have a non slip exterior. The unglazed ceramic tile has a more rustic and natural look and feel and makes great additions to country cottages kitchens as well as traditional environments.
The Glazed ceramic tile is less thick and dense than the unglazed version but does offer more in the way of colour and style for the home owner. The glazed version also appears to be more resistant to staining because of the extra coating that is has.
Glazed tiles can be used on floors and they are very often used on walls and kitchen countertops, similarly they are used on bathroom walls in various areas. The glazed and unglazed both have their advantages and it really does depend on where you are using them and it is always best to shop around and get as much advice about the tiles as you can before purchasing. All good tile stores can advise you on the different properties of each tile and the most suitable tile for the job you are doing.
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