“Ceramic” or non-porcelain tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in a kiln. They are almost always finished with a durable glaze which carries the color and pattern. These tiles are used in both wall tile and floor tile applications, are softer and easier to cut than porcelain, and usually carry a PEI 0 to 3 rating. Non-porcelain ceramic tiles are usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic and generally have a relatively high water absorption rating making them less frost resistant and they are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.
Many ceramic floor tiles are also available in coordinating wall tiles. This can give you the ease and opportunity to “customize” your home. Ceramic floor design can be equally as easy by using texture, floor borders, mix and match modular sizes or simply by the placing coloured tiles in creative ways.
Make a grand entrance using a beautiful border framing the foyer or play up the colours in the bathroom floor.
Whatever the idea, today’s ceramic floor tile is sure to offer its strength, sophistication and maintain its enduring beauty for years to come.