Ceramic tile

Description

    •    versatile and available in a huge array of colours which makes them appealing for use in kitchens, family rooms, dining rooms, utility rooms and entrances

    •    water- and stain-resistant

    •    bring relief from hot weather in the summer

    •    cold to the touch and potentially a source of discomfort in the winter

    •    high gloss and glazed tiles are especially slippery when wet

Uses

    •    because of their slippery nature, unglazed or non-gloss ceramic tiles with roughened surfaces should be used in high-moisture areas


Glazed tile

Description

    •    most common sizes are 6” by 6” to 10” by 10”

    •    floor tiles are thicker than ceramic wall tiles because they must withstand harder wear

    •    surface can be glazed (colour derived from glaze), semi-glazed or matte

    •    tiles with dull or matte finish are most appropriate for floors as they are less slippery when wet than tiles with glossy finishes

    •    available in a wide variety of colours and patterns

    •    are cool to the touch can be uncomfortable in colder climates unless floor below is heated

    •    reinforcement to carry weight of tiles may be required when installing on wooden floors

    •    moderately expensive

Uses

    •    in wet areas where sanitation is important, around showers or bathtubs

    •    choose a product that ensures adequate traction for use in wet areas

    •    used in entrances, kitchens, bathrooms, around fireplaces and as an accent

    •    should not be used in bedrooms

Maintenance

    •    sweeping and occasional wet-mopping

    •    resistant to water, heat and most household chemicals

    •    hard wearing and difficult to stain

    •    glazed tiles are water resistant, but grout is not and should be sealed

Unglazed tile

Description

    •    colour is mixed into clay to give tile its surface colour

    •    shapes and sizes like glazed tile

    •    finishes are usually dull

Uses

    •    any living area is appropriate

    •    unglazed tiles not appropriate for areas that will get wet, especially for areas leading to the outdoors

Maintenance

    •    regular damp-mop and occasional scrubbing of grout

    •    more durable than glazed tiles, maintains colour longer

    •    unglazed are water permeable and should be sealed to prevent water absorption

    •    stain easily and should be sealed


Quarry tile

Description

    •    are unglazed, unpatterned tiles made from natural clay available in earth tones of brown, red or yellow

    •    are hard and dense in duller colours than other ceramic tiles

    •    most economical of all ceramics

    •    usually square or rectangular, but also irregular shapes

    •    usually larger sizes of 6” and 8” squares

    •    noisy and cold

Uses

    •    used mainly in country interiors

    •    kitchens, bathrooms, halls anywhere that will receive hard wear

    •    excellent in leading from indoors to outdoors

    •    appropriate for patios

Maintenance

    •    most durable of ceramic tiles

    •    easy to clean, mainly sweeping

    •    resistant to dirt, moisture, stains, freezing and abrasion

    •    are very porous and may require a stain-resistant sealer

Mosaic tile

Description

    •    small tiles measuring between 1” to 2” for squares and 1” by 2” for rectangles

    •    also available in hexagons

    •    available in glazed or unglazed finishes

Uses

    •    most commonly used in bathrooms

    •    also in entrances and kitchens

Maintenance

    •    very durable

    •    damp-mopping and scrubbing of grout in sufficient

Why go with Tile..?

Tile Flooring can bring timeless beauty to your home. Durability, as well as applied moisture and stain resistance, make TILES a desirable choice.

Here is a brief description of each tile that can help you in your decision process


And below some pictures of my previous work

Craftsmen Tile