Features and Benefits of Ceramic Tiles
Ceramics are an ancient craft that date back to Egypt around 4,700 BCE and have proven to be one of the most practical building materials ever made. Tiles are made from clay, which once shaped and dried, are fired in a kiln at very hot temperatures. This process hardens the tiles, which can then be glazed and fired a second time.
Ceramic tiles have been a popular material for interior and exterior decoration for thousands of years. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors and glazes and can be used plain, decorated or as part of a mosaic.
Appealing, Durable and Easy To Care
Ceramic tiles are a popular choice of flooring due to their aesthetic appeal, as well as their durability and easy care.
A properly installed ceramic tile floor will outperform and outlast nearly any other floor covering product created for the same application; it’s virtually a forever floor that requires almost no care and maintenance.
And you can select materials from a vast array of colours and textures. Glazed ceramic tile resists stains, odours and dirt and can be cleaned with a damp mop or common household cleaners.
Modern technologies have added to the range of shades, finishes and shapes available.
More Ceramic Tile Benefits
Additional benefits of ceramic tile include:
- Cleanliness: Environmentally friendly, ceramic tiles are manufactured using natural materials and do not retain odors, allergens or bacteria.
- Versatility: Modern ceramic manufacturing technology has created a virtually limitless number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes and textures that can add rich beauty and character to any room in your home.
- Fire Resistance: Ceramic tiles don’t burn or emit toxic fumes. Even hot kitchen pans or skillets can’t scorch or melt the surface of glazed ceramic tile!
- Water Resistance: Most glazed ceramic tiles have a dense body that permits little or no moisture accumulation.
Using a ceramic tile is a timeless, luxurious and durable flooring choice, which offer a unique opportunity for design expression because of its detail, flexibility and sheer beauty. From simple terracotta tiles to highly decorated tiles that create intricate mosaics, these tiles offer a level of versatility that makes the possibilities truly endless.
Why not come and visit one of our Tiles Wizards stores near you and see our range of tile products.
You’ll find Tile Wizards stores around Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, and in Coffs Harbour.