A flooring material made from a mixture of special clays and colorants that are fused together at high temperature into a hard brick like or porcelain sub-stance. Sometimes coated with a thin film of vitreous material called glazing.
Made from clay or a mixture of organic materials, ceramic tile is finished by kiln firing. Made in many shapes and sizes, it is glazed or unglazed. For floors, tiles are set in a cement or mortar type mixture.
A clay tile that has a hard glossy surface that has been fired. It is commonly used on floors and walls of restrooms. The wall tiles are frequently glazed (high gloss) and the floor tiles are not glazed (matte). The glazed tiles can be slippery to walk upon. Grouting used to install these tiles can hold dirt, soil and bacteria and be difficult to keep clean.
Tiles made from clay or a mixture of organic materials, hardened by kiln firing. Tiles come in a variety of sizes and colors that lend an atmosphere of rustic warmth to rich elegance to a room. Ceramic floor tiles are set in place with a cement or mortar type mixture.
A ceramic surfacing unit, usually relatively thin, composed of a clay body or a body composed of a mixture of ceramic materials, and having a glazed or unglazed surface, fired at a temperature sufficiently high to produce desired physical properties and other characteristics. Ceramic tiles are used principally for decorative effects and sanitary purposes as well.
A ceramic surfacing unit, usually relatively thin in relation to facial area, made from clay or a mixture or clay; and other ceramic material, called the body of the tile, having either a "glazed" or "unglazed" face, and fired about red heat in the course of manufacture to a temperature sufficiently high to produce specific physical properties and characteristics.
Kiln fired flat tile that is formed into shape from clay or other silicon materials such as sand or quartz. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and finishes they are used for countertops, floor and wall surfaces in kitchens, baths, etc. or in decorative places. Impervious to water, stain resistant and easy to clean they are useful in high traffic areas. Installed in evenly-spaced rows they are cemented to plywood and the joints are filled in with grout.