Vitrified tile is a ceramic tile with very low porosity. It is an alternative to marble and granite flooring. Vitrified tiles are often used outdoors due to their water and frost resistance. There are four types of Vitrified tiles - Soluble salt, Double charge, Full Body, Glazed. Soluble salt vitrified tiles are screen printed and polished. Double charge vitrified tiles are fed through a press … Continue reading What is a Vitrified Tile?
Lappato is an Italian word for semi polished and they certainly have a look of their own. The amount of polish varies depending on the overall look of the tile. Most lappato tiles are easy to identify as they have two depths. One level is normally shiny and reflects light, the other level is matt or … Continue reading What is Lappato?
Here is an article from The LuxPad for the Top 6 Bathroom Tile Trends in 2017. We have absolutely fallen in love with the Mermaid Scale Tiles! We completely agree with this article as we are completing a lot of jobs with subway tiles laid in different ways - Herringbone, Vertical, Horizontal for different effects. … Continue reading 2017 Bathroom Trends
WOOD-LOOK TILE IS HERE TO STAY and we can confirm that it is the largest selling category in the tile industry right now. We are being asked more and more if we are experienced in laying these, as they are not cheap, but we have to admit – LOOK AMAZING! It looks more authentic than ever and … Continue reading What are the 2017 Trends?
A rectified tile has all its edges mechanically finished to achieve a more precise dimension. Unlike a typical factory-edged tile, a rectified tile is created by cutting the tile to size after the firing process. This creates precise 90 degree angle smooth edges. As a result, the tiles can be laid with consistent grout joints. … Continue reading What is a Rectified Tile?
Ceramic tile is made from natural clay, sand and water and then baked in a kiln to remove most of the moisture. Porcelain tile is also made from clay but tends to be made using denser types of clay than ceramic and baked at very high temperatures for long periods of time so that almost all the … Continue reading Porcelain vs Ceramic
There are various types of Tiles out there, here is an overview on the main ones. TRAVERTINE is a type of limestone created by hot springs from all over the world. Because of this natural mix of minerals in travertine each tile has a unique pattern and character. This makes it perfect for a one-of-a-kind floor for your … Continue reading What type of Tile are there?
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