A recent article from South Coast Today talks about the latest advancements in ceramic tiles as well as growth in popularity in new-home construction.
Ceramic tile is a natural product, so it’s eco-friendly and non-toxic. The tile is formed from a mixture of clays and other natural materials. Using an age-old method, the special clays are mined from the earth, shaped, colored and than fired in kilns.
Traditional ceramic tile can be naturally colored and left unglazed like terra cotta, or they can feature colored or highly designed surfaces, which can be glazed (finished with a glass surface) either in a high gloss or matte finish. Most ceramic tiles have either white or red body coloration underneath the glazed, colored top layer.
Ceramic tile flooring is easy to care for, durable, and great for both indoor and outdoor use. Today, modern techniques have developed the look of ceramic tiles, creating realistic designs that are both stylish and affordable.
One of these modern methods is called high-definition inkjet technology, which allows ceramic tile to have the look of stone and wood, materials that are not as durable as ceramic tile. Inkjet technology even makes it possible for ceramic tile to come in wood-plank shapes and sizes.
New ceramic tiles even come in various textures such as fabric-look and patterns, like chevron, herringbone and metallic. This amazing tile also comes in trendy shapes such as subway tiles, hexagons and more – anything you can imagine. The nature and versatility of ceramic tiles make it an eco-friendly, stylish and practical choice for today’s homeowners.
If you’d like to view our ceramic tile collection, visit our Design Center, where we will help you choose a tile design for your living space.