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Term refers to structural portion of a ceramic product and to the material or mixture from which it is made.

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Prism: between colors and materials
...ors.” The rich range of sizes allows you to employ the resin effect in any interior design, covering walls and floors, with all the advantages of porcelain floor tiles and the beauty of white body wall tiles. ...
Daltile Collaborates With Leading Architectural Firm Gensler To Create New Products
...feature unique sub-collections and align with one of the hottest trends in the design industry, urban industrial style. These porcelain tile series are available nationwide. “These products embody exactly what the commercial market is wanting and needing,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of marketing for Dal-Tile Corporation. “The exciting Daltile/Gensler collaboration has brought t...
Homeowners Drive Growth for Decorative Tile
... CLEVELAND, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand for decorative tile in flooring applications is forecast to climb 2.3% per year to 3.5 billion square feet in 2023. The residential market will support demand for decorative tile's use in flooring, as rising personal incomes will allow more homeowners to undertake such projects as the renovations of kitchens and bathrooms and...
Kitchen Trends 9 Ideas for your Redesign
...beginning. Tile for a Smart KitchenTile is getting smarter too. Ink-jet printing brings you realistic wood-look and stone-look tiles. StepWise brings you increased slip resistance. ColorBody tile ensures any chips or scratches aren’t blaringly obvious. Plus, Daltile makes a huge effort to use recycled material and uses sustainable practices. LOOK-ALIKESSave money and tr...
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...
Mexican Tile (Saltillo)
... tiles hold a place of reverence and timeless appeal. Originating from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, these handcrafted tiles have journeyed from humble functional elements to pivotal design features, embodying a rich history that resonates with decorators, interior designers, and space planners alike. The Diverse World of Saltillo TilesSaltillo tiles are celebrated for their d...