What is Ceramic Tile?

Ceramic tiles are strong, durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean.


Glazed and unglazed are the two most common types of ceramic tiles, with glazed ceramic tiles having a top coat that protects the tile from water and stains. Unglazed tiles do not have the topcoat, which makes them more affordable but also more susceptible to stains.


There are several varieties of ceramic tiles. Each variety has a different price range. Customers have to choose according to their needs. Higher priced tiles have topcoats making them much more durable and stain resistant. Each Tile is made differently for different needs. Make sure to check specs before ordering!


What Are The Different Types of Ceramic Tile?


  • Quarry tiles are made using a mixture of unglazed clays. Since the color in these tiles comes from the clay, you’ll often find them in earth tones, such as brown, red, and gray.
  • Glazed tiles come in matte, high-gloss, and abrasive finishes. You can also find hand-painted glazed tiles with intricate patterns. Just keep in mind that the painting is only on the surface, so if it chips, you’ll see the color of the tile underneath.
  • Mosaic tiles have color pigments added to the clay so the color goes all the way through. You can find mosaic tiles in glazed and unglazed finishes.
  • Finally, you’ll also see porcelain tiles, which are fired at very high temperatures to make them stronger and more durable than other ceramic tiles.


Where Can I Use Ceramic Tile?

It all depends on your needs! As a general guide, Porcelain Tiles absorb less water making them extremely durable to wear. Thus they are ideal for rooms where a lot of splashing of liquids takes place. Glazed Tiles are slippery when wet, but they are more durable than matt variants. Thus, Glazed Tiles must be installed where there is no chance of standing water.

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