What Is Ceramic Tile?
Ceramic tiles are made from a mixture of clay, sand, and other natural materials that have been molded into square shaped and fired in a kiln to achieve hardness. A layer of glaze is typically applied to the tile to give the tile color and gloss. The glaze layer is non-porous, which makes the tile resistant to moisture and staining. Unglazed tiles are also available, but these tiles are more susceptible to moisture damage. An unglazed tile will wear better than an glazed tile, due to the fact that it maintains a consistent color all the way through the body of the tile. Unglazed tiles are also more slip-resistant than glazed tiles, as the surface is more abrasive and provides more traction. For these reasons, unglazed tiles are more suited for commercial applications that receive heavy traffic, while glazed tiles are better for the home.
Tiles can be used on your floor and on walls and countertops as well as your floor. Floor tiles are typically thicker than wall tiles in order to stand up to traffic, so using wall tiles for flooring isn’t recommended.
Benefits of Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tiles offer many benefits that make them stand out from other types of flooring. Most ceramic tiles are fade resistant, which means over time exposure to sun or frequent foot traffic will not affect the overall look of the tile if properly maintained. Tiles that are glazed are stain and moisture resistant, so you can install them in kitchens and bathrooms without worrying about stains or moisture damaging your tiles. Tile is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Since tile is made with natural products and features a timeless style, it adds value to your home. The best part about tile is that it is a hypoallergenic solution for those who suffer from allergies.
Our Ceramic Tile Selection
We have one of the area's best selections of ceramic tile. Whether you need tile for your kitchen or bathroom, we have you covered. We even have wood look tile options.Shop Ceramic