Monthly Archive: May 2012

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The Different Tile Choices Used in Flooring Today

Flooring tiles come in many different materials, styles and uses. This article will break down the basic definition, and uses of those tiles most popular in today’s home renovations.

Ceramic tiles

What are Ceramic tiles? Ceramic tiles aremade from clay fired in a kiln. A coloured glaze is added, and the tile is fired again, making the colours that have been applied come alive in vivid variations. Ceramic tiles can be slippery, so they are usually treated with an abrasive if they are to be used as floor tiles. Unglazed ceramic tiles, called quarry tiles, are also available. They stain easily, so they should be sealed for use as flooring. Remember that slick surface tiles are not ideal in places like the bathroom, pool changing rooms, or anywhere water may collect. […]