Selecting and Purchasing Tile
Since early civilization, tile has been used by builders for its durability, practicality and beauty. Today, tile still embodies these functional and aesthetic properties. Whether it is an old world charm you are looking for or a post-modern look and feel, designing with tile offers endless possibilities.
Wondering what the difference is between a ceramic tile and a quarry tile? These brief explanations will let you know.
These are your typical tile that are used in most cost conscience situations. Ceramic tiles can are extremely durable and can be quite aesthetically pleasing, all while holding up to heavy use.
Porcelain tile is a ceramic tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from a composition which results in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain tile is available in mat, unglazed or a high polished finish.
A glazed or unglazed tile made by the extrusion process from natural clay or shale. This tile is most common in the dark red shades; however, shades of brown and gray are also available.
Mexican Tile / Terracota
This tile is generally hand-made and varies in color, texture and appearance. The tile is available in various shapes and sizes. The tile may come pre-finished or require the application of various types of sealers or coatings on site to provide a wearing surface.
Pre-manufactured consisting of marble or granite chips in a portland cement or epoxy matrix in various thickness’ and sizes.
Agglomerate tiles are manufactured by mixing graded marble or granite chips of various sizes with Portland cement, polyester resin or epoxy. Thickness may vary and may be ordered in other to meet specifications.
With so many options in tile alone, your next project can look just the way you want it.