Tile are usually used to add elegant touch to any part of room either roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. Modern tiles collection range from simple small square tiles to complex mosaics, which are often used to form wall and floor coverings. Tiles are available in many sizes having wide variety of designs, colors, materials and patterns and manufactured by using material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Sometimes, tile is also refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, which are typically used in wall and ceiling applications.
modern era, tiles have become a popular decor item for personal or corporate purposes. Tiles are generally preferred to be used as walls and floor cover to add beauty. Tiles also make surface easy to maintain and durable. It doesn’t get stain, sag, or tear easily and provides natural look and years of comfort and beauty. Tiles are not affected by action of oxygen, pollution and humidity, and they are hardly breakable as they are quite hard.
ecting a right tile requires a good knowledge of tile structure and color & combination pattern. Mainly, tiles are selected according to the durability and cost factor. Environmental or surroundings are also other important aspects. Selected tile must suit with neighboring items in term of color or nature.
However, tiles are available in almost all shapes, colors and designs. Some tiles comes in floral pattern, some have textured or sequence story pattern. Floral prints tiles are generally universal in term of usage. There are some tiles, which have their defined used because of their pattern or designs. These includes tiles having vegetable print, fruits prints, plants pattern or rain pattern, all these types of tiles have their defined corner in house. Moreover, there are some tiles which have printed quotes either inspirational or motivational, tiles are usually customized according to requirement.
Types of Tiles
According to physical composition and durability, tiles are classified as follows:
Ceramic Tile: Ceramic tile is most common type of tiles, used for wall and floor covering. These are mainly used for indoor purposes to enhance looks and reduce frequent maintenance. Ceramic tile comes in two forms, i.e., glazed and unglazed.
Porcelain tiles: Porcelain tiles are also ceramic tiles but they are harder then ceramic tile. These tiles are virtually impervious to water and many are frost resistant and hence can be used for indoors or outdoors application.
Natural stone tiles: This is a broad category which comprises of stones such as travertine, marble, granite, limestone and slate. These tiles are generally porous and requires polish prior uses. These tiles can be used in lawns or in pound surrounding to add natural touch.
Mosaic tiles: Mosaic tiles come in varieties of ceramic, glass and natural stone. Some mosaic tiles are made of unusual materials such as stainless steel and even real sea shell. These tiles are preferred for smaller areas such as bathroom or kitchen backsplash, or even small counter space areas. Moreover, they come in different shapes like octagons, hexagons or other unique shapes, which add a creative touch in surface.