Types of Tiles
The word ‘ceramic’ comes from the greek word ‘keramos’ meaning pottery, it is related to an old sanskrit root meaning ‘to burn’ but was primarily used to mean ‘burnt stuff’. These are made from clay or a mixture of organic materials, ceramic tile is finished by kiln firing. They are available in many shapes and sizes and are sold in glazed or unglazed fashion. For floors, tiles are set in a cement or mortar type mixture.
Ceramic tiles are hard and brittle in nature. They are also known to be heat and corrosion resistant in the long run. These tiles come in various finishes like the anti skid and mat finish, which are used on steps and in bathrooms. Floor tiles come in squares and wall tiles are mostly rectangular.
Also see Ceramic Tiles Buying Guide
Vitrified tile is a tile which has been processed in such a way that it has very low porosity (and water absorption) which make it stain resistant and very strong.
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