Contemporary and stylish, tile is a versatile and durable material that has a variety of uses. It is popular in bathrooms and kitchens, decorating showers and walls alike. Since many types of tile are completely waterproof, it makes an ideal floor in any room. Better yet, maintenance couldn't be easier! Learn more about tile and stone flooring below and see if it's right for your home.
About ceramic tile
Ceramic tile is made from clay that has been molded and then heated under extreme pressure. There are two main types. Porcelain tile is a ceramic material that contains feldspar crystal, which gives it its glasslike characteristics. Non-porcelain ceramic tile is the traditional variety made from any combination of minerals that include white, red, and brown clay.
Ceramic tile of either type can also come in glazed or unglazed varieties. Glaze is a glass-like surface coating that can be any color or pattern. This opens up a world of design possibilities while adding extra stain, scratch, and moisture resistance.
Ceramic tiles are made from clay that is heated to very high temperatures in a kiln. This process of “firing” the clay hardens it, creating a material that is useful for all kinds of applications.
A versatile design option that works well in many different rooms of the home, tile is especially common in kitchens, bathrooms & outdoor spaces, both on floors & walls.