The world of Ceramic Tile Flooring.
From the West Coast to the East Coast, the Canadian border to the Texas, homes come in all shapes, sizes, every design and style. Tile is a product that will beautify your home, enhance design & décor and will stand the test of time. It is something old, but very new, with all the innovations in style and design.
Ceramic tile has been around for centuries, and with technology, manufacturers have created new design possibilities that were not available a decade ago. You will be amazed at the wide selection of colors, sizes, shapes and new textures that are now available.
Ceramic tile is a natural product made up of clay, a number of other naturally occurring minerals, and water. Natural ingredients make it naturally beautiful. Something old but very new. Ceramic tile has been around for centuries, and with today’s technology manufacturers have created new design and application possibilities that were not available a decade ago.
If you have never lived with ceramic tile before or if it has been a long time since you have done so, you will be amazed at the wide selection of colors, sizes, shapes and new textures that are now available.
Natural ingredients make it naturally beautiful.
Ceramic tile is a natural product made up of clay, a number of other naturally occurring minerals, and water. Glazed ceramic tile has a ceramic coating applied to the tile body, which gives the tile its color and finish. Glazed ceramic tile is the natural choice for your interior floors and walls. And there’s logic to glazed ceramic, through these numerous qualities.
Durable – a properly installed ceramic tile will outperform and outlast nearly any other floor covering product created for the same application.
Easy care – Ceramic tile resists stains, odors, and dirt and can be cleaned up with a damp mop, sponge or common household cleaners. Keeping your grout dirt free requires regular cleaning, sealing and periodic professional cleaning.
But don’t forget the grout. Keeping your grout dirt free requires regular cleaning and periodic professional cleaning. Ceramic tiles are essentially a low-maintenance material. However, even glazed tiles are somewhat porous, and require care and attention, especially in heavy traffic areas.
In our Ceramic Tile Maintenance segment we’ll share ideas on how to keep tiled surfaces looking their best, and performing well for you year after year.
Scratch resistant – Ceramic tiles are resistant to scratching and you never have to worry about a cut or tear like you do with some other types of floors. Environmentally friendly – ceramic tile is manufactured using natural materials and does not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.
Beautiful and versatile – modern ceramic manufacturing technology has created virtually an unlimited number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes and textures that will add rich beauty and character to any room’s decor.
Fire resistant – ceramic tile doesn’t burn or emit fumes. Even hot kitchen pans will not scorch or melt the surface of ceramic tile.
Water resistant – most ceramic tile has a dense body that permits little or no accumulation of moisture. This means spills from common liquids found in a household, is not a big concern.
Ceramic tile is a practical, functional choice for your floor. It offers you a unique opportunity for self-expression because of its beauty, flexibility and design potential. Ceramic tile offers a variety of colored glazes that range from simple terra cotta tiles to highly decorated, individual ceramic tiles, creating intricate mosaics. Your choices are endless.
In summary, ceramic tile is a practical, functional choice for your floor that offers you a unique opportunity for self-expression because of its beauty, flexibility and design potential. Ceramic tile exhibits a versatility of colored glazes and decoration, and can range from simple terra cotta tiles to highly decorated individual ceramic tiles creating intricate mosaics. Your choices are almost endless. But whether it be a simple layout, or a decorative patterned design, ceramic tile is important in defining the character of the home. Their simple geometric design make ceramic tile easy to design into different sized spaces and in a diverse range of home styles, and explains much of the popularity of ceramic tile throughout history.
The extensive range of colors, textures, sizes and styles will allow you to reflect your personal style, to create a living space that is a true reflection of you and your lifestyle. Or you can opt for an understated look with more universal appeal, which will help add value to your home.
If ceramic tile may be a possibility for your home then we invite you to learn all you need to know in the other ceramic tile sections here, and at our store.