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Ceramic Tile

Made from clay or a mixture of organic materials, ceramic tile is finished by kiln firing. The common types are mosaic and quarry

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Ideology™
...Ideology™ fuses the timeless beauty of white marble with contemporary design. Available in three neutral colors, this refined ceramic tile collection has been updated with larger sizes, elegant geometric mosaics and decorative tiles...
Wood Trails
...Wood Trails, a high-density ceramic tile, is a beautiful wood inspired collection, offering a range of colors to suit any design style. The four colors cover the spectrum of popular and trendy colors: Appalachian Brown, Batona Gray, Glacier White and Pinells Beige. High Density ceramic tiles by Interceramic® are produced using advanced technology that allows ceramic products, such as Wo...
Montpellier
...Montpellier, a high-density ceramic tile, brings stunning marble design to ceramic tile. Montpellier reinvents the subtle veining and natural color variation found in marble. The soft transition of colors throughout the tile creates a feeling of soothing tranquility, elevating any design to a new level. High Density ceramic tiles by Interceramic® are produced using advanced technology t...
Floor Tile (glazed)
...Glazed ceramic tile has an impervious facial finish fused to a semi-vitreous (3.0% - 7.0% water absorption) ceramic body. The color of the tile is derived from the glaze layer, not from the tile body, as the body color can differ from the surface color. Glazed ceramic meets the needs of many installations at a reasonable cost...
Kitchen Tile
...eative possibilities. Design FlexibilityThe aesthetic appeal of kitchen tiles lies in their ability to adapt to any design theme. For a traditional kitchen, classic patterns in ceramic tiles can create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Contemporary spaces often feature large, minimalist porcelain tiles or bold geometric patterns in vibrant colors. Subway tiles, a timeless choice,...
Hand-Made / Handcrafted Tile
...ersonalized environments. Real-world ApplicationsRecent design projects showcase the versatility of hand-made tiles. For example, a boutique hotel in Tampa has used custom-made ceramic tiles to create a vibrant, mosaic-like floor that becomes the focal point of its lobby. Another example is a residential kitchen in San Francisco, where hand-painted terracotta tiles provide a...
Mosaic Tile (glazed)
...d through energy-efficient processes. This aspect not only appeals to environmentally conscious designers but also to clients looking for eco-friendly building materials. Latest Trends in Ceramic Tile DesignThe world of glazed mosaic tiles is ever-evolving, with current trends showcasing digital printing technologies that offer even more design possibilities. 3D textures are...
Bathroom Tile
...unctionality with aesthetic appeal. Types and FeaturesTiles come in various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, glass, and natural stone, each with unique characteristics. Ceramic tiles are known for their versatility and cost-effectiveness, while porcelain tiles offer superior water resistance and durability. Glass tiles add a modern, sleek look, and natural stone tile...
Decorative Tile
...ractical value. They are not just mere backdrops but pivotal in defining the character of a space. Types and CharacteristicsThe world of decorative tile is wonderfully diverse. Ceramic tiles are renowned for their vibrant colors and patterns, offering a traditional yet timeless appeal. Porcelain tiles, denser and more durable, are ideal for high-traffic areas. For a touch of...
Ceramic Tile
...Ceramic Tiles: The Artful Fusion of Durability and Design in Modern Spaces From ancient civilizational relics to modernist architectural marvels, ceramic tiles have journeyed through time, etching their presence in the annals of home decoration and design. This versatile material has evolved from a mere functional element to a pivotal design feature in contemporary interiors.
Spa / Pool Tile
...>Types and CharacteristicsSpa and pool tiles come in a myriad of types, each boasting distinct characteristics. From ceramic and porcelain to glass and natural stone, the options are vast. Ceramic tiles, known for their durability and versatility, are a common choice. Porcelain tiles, a subtype of ceramic, are famed for their water-resistant properties, making them ideal for pools and s...
Handpainted/Art Tile
...e made from recyclable materials and produced through energy-efficient processes, making them a guilt-free choice for environmentally conscious projects. The Trendsetter: Latest Trends in Ceramic Tile DesignThe tile world is constantly evolving, with digital printing technologies and 3D textures leading the charge. Innovative sizes and shapes are breaking the mold, allowing ...
Silk-Screened Tiles
... are made from recyclable materials, and their production processes are increasingly energy-efficient, resonating with environmentally conscious designers and homeowners. Latest Trends in Ceramic Tile DesignThe silk-screened tile industry is constantly innovating. Trends like digital printing technologies have revolutionized design possibilities, while 3D textures add tactil...
Floor Tile
...y of materials - ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and more. Each type brings its unique characteristics. Porcelain, known for its strength and water resistance, is ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. Ceramic tiles offer a blend of versatility and cost-effectiveness, making them favorites for various spaces. Natural stone tiles, like marble and granite, add a touch of luxury, with each piece unique...
Murals
...elling stories or adding character to a space. Types and Features: A World of ChoicesMural Tiles come in a plethora of types, finishes, sizes, and shapes. From the hand-painted ceramic tiles echoing historical art to contemporary digital prints on porcelain, the options are limitless. The finishes vary from glossy to matte, textured to flat, allowing designers to play with l...
Custom Tiles
...-like retreat. Large, marble-look porcelain tiles created a luxurious, open feel, while hand-painted accent tiles added a personal touch. Another example is a kitchen backsplash featuring custom-made ceramic tiles with a unique pattern, turning a functional space into a focal point of artistic expression. In Conclusion: The Timeless Appeal of Custom TilesCustom tiles offer a...
Earthen Floor
...ypes and CharacteristicsEarthen Floor Tiles come in a kaleidoscope of types, each with distinct characteristics. Terracotta tiles, with their rustic charm, offer a warm, earthy tone, while ceramic tiles provide a more refined finish. Porcelain, a subtype of ceramic, is known for its remarkable durability and water resistance. These tiles vary in size and shape, from traditional squares ...