What is Ceramic Tile?
- Ceramic Tile is a floor covering made from ceramics like earthenware and porcelain.
- Made from clay which is shaped and dried then fired in a kiln at very hot temperatures.
- Modern ceramic manufacturing technology creates a variety of colors, sizes, styles, shapes and textures of tiles that gives unlimited design possibilities to your room.
What is Ceramic Tile for?
- Ceramic tiles are commonly used as floor and wall covering in showers and toilets due to their ability to resist stains, odours, allergens or bacteria.
- Can also be used for countertops as well as roofing materials.
What makes Ceramic Tile unique?
- Glazed tiles are coated with liquid glass and baked into the surface of the tile. The glaze allows various designs to be introduced in the tile as well as protect it from stains. The glaze gives the tile a stain, textured or gloss finish.
- Unglazed tiles have a matte finish and look like natural clay or stone.
- Porcelain tiles are made from a highly refined white clay baked at extremely high temperature at a longer period of time than ordinary ceramic tiles.
- We also stock and order slate, and marble tiles.
What are some technical details?
- Tiles are directly adhered to a backerboard or CBU (cement backer unit) which is nailed to a plywood or concrete substrate using a thin layer of mortar.
- Once all the tiles have been set in place, they are left to fully cure for 12 to 24 hours, after which, tile grout is applied and left to dry for another 12 hours.
Information adapted from Construction DB