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ALL WE NEED TO KNOW IN CHOOSING CERAMIC TILES FOR OUR HOMES

by on Sep.11, 2017, under Uncategorized

 

 

It is undeniable that tiles have a great impact in the appearance and beauty of a home. Right now, tiles are being used in floors and walls and today’s designs are extremely stunning and elegant. However, what we really need to know is the right and appropriate type of tiles for our home. Choosing the right type of tile is important and we have to consider many factors in choosing.In an article by Amy Lynch, the two mainly used tiles, porcelain and ceramic, were discussed. Let us find out the pros and cons of these two types of tiles.

 

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile – Which to Tile type is Right for You?

Discover the similarities and key differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles so that you pick the right one for your next project. Once you’ve come to a decision, read on for how to keep your chosen material looking like new for years to come.

When considering a tile refresh for any floor, wall, or countertop, keep porcelain and ceramic tiles top of mind for their classic look and clean-lined appearance. Homeowners love their durability and versatility, as well as the wide variety of style options available. Despite all of their similarities, though, a handful of important differences separate the two types of clay-based tiles, from porousness and absorption to durability and cost. Read on to explore the pros and cons of each to help you choose the best fit for your home. Whichever way you lean—porcelain versus ceramic tile—we can equip you with the maintenance advice to keep each looking good as new. Read more here J

 

Now that we already know the advantages and disadvantages of each type of tile, let us focus on ceramic tiles as it will more likely be purchased for its price and the ease you get when cutting it. The price really matters because buying tiles will really cost a lot. The ease of cutting also matters because some people make their own designs and cutting will be necessary. Despite the price, the designs are still elegant and they still look expensive.

Nigel F. Maynard  will show us 10 different ceramic tile trends that we can follow in designing our home. Let’s find out more in his article.

 

The 10 Ceramic Tile Trends You Need to Know For 2017

Anyone who follows the ceramic tile category knows the Europeans are primarily responsible for most of the cutting-edge designs and innovations that we eventually see in the U.S. market. One of the major shows, Cersaie, revealed quite a bit for 2017.

“This year, fresh styles emerged as materials were combined in groundbreaking ways, traditional stone and wood look tiles reached new aesthetic heights, and advances in performance properties affirmed that Italian ceramic tiles are some of the highest quality building materials in the world,” says Kristin Coleman, a marketing rep for Ceramic Tiles of Italy

Trends, Coleman, included an emphasis on texture and a continued focus on brilliantly conceived high-profile designer collaborations. “These trends are sure to influence interiors and complement great architecture in the years to come,” She adds.

In previous years, large sizes, textile-inspired looks, and metallic looks emerged as hot introductions. Though these products are still popular in the residential (and hospitality) market, other innovations have emerged. Read more here J

 

Thanks to that, we already have ideas about the designs we could use for tiles singapore in our home. However, regardless of the design, we should still be careful and cautious when choosing ceramic tiles. We should take into consideration the color, size, type, quality, and some other factors. We just can’t do trial and error because installation is complicated and it will cost you money. So before buying, everything should be planned out well first.

In the article below by Tile Mountain, we will be guided on how we should choose and assess the right tile when purchasing.

 

Ceramic Tiles Buying Guide

 

Much like porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles have been around for an age, with the first primitive products emanating from Egypt as long as 25,000 years ago! From those (very) early days on the African continent, the concept of the tile developed as we entered medieval times when tile production was associated with monasteries where monks would use local clay to fashion hand-made roof tiles by flattening the clay, cutting into shape, and firing on site. These tiles would also have a pattern indented on them using a carved wooden mould which would then be filled in with white pipe clay before being left to dry and shaved flat. The final part of the process involved a lead ore glaze being applied before the tiles were fired to create a hard, durable, ceramic slab.

It was during the Industrial Revolution though that mass tile production really came to the fore as the new production techniques and machinery allowed ceramic tiles to be produced on a massive scale. The Victorians kind of went a bit mad for them and used them in grand public buildings and opulent royal residences. Wealthy households and the landed gentry, seeking to emulate the royals and soon enough this was also co-opted by owners of commercial premises, thanks mainly to the drop in price resulting from the large, cheap labour force that allowed these products to be mass produced. Read more here J

 

Ceramic tiles are certainly more affordable yet less durable, as they say. However, it is not an issue as long as you install it properly and of course, proper care from the household is a must for it to last long. Also, we should think of the convenience in cutting because it will make work easier and faster for us. In short, there is less hassle. Now that we already have the high class designs, we can already transform our homes. It is true that the appearance of a thing is a great point in choosing tiles, but let us not forget that it is not that simple because when building and designing a house, quality should be assessed better than the outer appearance. Quality should always be considered first before price and appearance. Besides, we also have high-quality ceramic tiles so, no worries at all. So if you want an all-in-one tiles, buy ceramic tiles which are of a high quality, beautiful, and at a reasonable price

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