Ceramic tiles can be installed in most household areas and offer numerous design options. Depending on your personal preference, you can choose glazed or unglazed ceramic tiles and have them arranged in a unique pattern. However, before getting carried away with a ceramic tile floor layout for your home, you should know that ceramic tiles are not made the same. In fact, just as with most floor types, some ceramic tiles are more durable than others.
Assess the room where you're considering ceramic tile installation and determine how much traffic (e.g. foot; moved furniture; dropped pots) you anticipate. Double-fired ceramic tiles, meaning they've been fired in the kiln twice, are generally denser than single-fired ceramic tiles. Glazed ceramic tiles are often double-fired.
Unglazed ceramic tiles, on the other hand, are usually only fired once. On the plus side, unglazed tiles often have full-body color (meaning the surface color is applied throughout the entire tile). In other words, floor scratches and chipping will be less noticeable. Unglazed ceramic tiles also offer a more slip-resistant surface, which parents and those with a walking disability find to be more suitable.
Nowadays ceramic tiles can be made with recycled materials such as glass bottles and windshields. Green ceramic tiles can be just as durable and beautiful as ceramic tiles made with newly harvested materials. Check out Green.FindAnyFloor.com to learn more about you can get eco-friendly flooring for your home.
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