What is Ceramic Tile?

Ceramic tile on a bathroom wall

Ceramic tiles have quickly become one of the most popular types of materials used in a home but often times home owners don't understand exactly what they are.  Ceramic tile is made up of sand, natural products, and clays and once it has been moulded into shape they are then fired in a kiln.  When making ceramic tiles they can either be glazed or unglazed, but the majority of homeowners have glazed ceramic tiles in their home.  With their increasing popularity, there are hundreds of different designs of ceramic tiles.  If you are considering changing your flooring, it is important to consider the advantages associated with using these tiles in your home.

The Benefits of Ceramic Tile

1. Durability

When choosing a type of flooring to have installed in your home, it is important to consider whether it will be durable or not, especially if you have a family or pets.  Ceramic tiles have a much longer life in comparison to other materials that are used to cover floors and walls.  Another benefit associated with the durability of ceramic tiles is that they are resistant to moisture.  If you are looking for flooring in wet areas, you may want to consider using ceramics as they are impervious.

2. Resistances

Alongside general durability, ceramic tiles are also known because of their ample amount of resistances. If you have been to a variety of different commercial areas, you know that ceramic tile is generally placed in high-traffic areas.  With that being said, ceramics are far more resistant to tread wear in comparison to other flooring materials.  Also, ceramics are virtually slip resistant once an abrasive glaze is added to the tiles.

3. Color Permanence

Flooring can be exposed to a numerous amount of materials ranging from chemicals to sunlight.  With that being said, ceramic tiles that are constantly exposed to sunlight will not lose their color or begin to fade.  Having color permanence in your flooring helps to ensure that they will remain in pristine condition for their entire lifetime.

4. Hygienic

If you have high sanitary standards for your home or if you own property that requires you to have high standards of hygiene, you will want to consider using ceramic tiles.  In comparison to other flooring such as hardwood and carpet, cleaning ceramics is simple and can be completed by using an array of different cleaning products.  With that being said, your floors will be able to be kept clean on a regular basis.

Other tile types include:

  • Porcelain
  • Glass
  • Stone
  • Marble
  • Granite

A lot of people get ceramic tile mixed up with porcelain tile and vice versa. Here's a guide to helping you tell the difference between ceramic and porcelain.

If you'd like a free quote on installing ceramic tiles in your bathroom or kitchen, please give us a call. We look forward to serving you! Are you ready to see what Homefix can do for you?

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