If Tile is more the Look that you want, the sky is the limit. Floors, Back Splash, Showers, and Walls although thought of as “being cold” Tile is Durable, Easy to Maintain, Beautiful and when Installed properly can be A Work of Art!

The term “ceramic tile” is often used as a generic name for all types of tile but the composition of true ceramic is very different from that of the other types. Ceramic is made primarily of clay mixed with various minerals and water. This composition is then processed with heat to create the solidified product. Since ceramic material is porous, the top surface is usually sealed with a glaze. The glazed surface is referred to as the design layer since it determines the tile's finished color, design, and texture.

Glazed ceramic tile is very durable, and when properly installed and cared for, it will last longer than any non-tile material used for the same purpose. It is also one of the easiest surfaces to clean, and because of it's composition, I will not absorb odors, nor support allergens or bacteria. When coasted with a Grade III or higher glaze, ceramic tile is highly resistant to scratching and moisture. Another important feature is that it will not burn, emit toxic fumes, or scorch.

The primary ingredient in the composition of true porcelain tile is finely-ground sand. Unlike ceramic, processing of the porcelain composition involves pressure and extremely high temperatures. The end result is a very dense glass-like material with a water absorption rate of lass that 0.5%. because of its density and composition of natural ingredients, porcelain tile has all the same excellent qualities of glazed ceramic.

The bottom line is that it doesn't really mater which type of tile you selec. Ceramic and prcelain are both exceptional floor and wall covering materials. The only problem you'll have is deciding which size, color, and texture will suit your needs.

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