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Ceramic Tiles FAQs
Ceramic tiles are one of the most popular choices for residential and retail projects, providing a hardwearing and durable wall tile solution while also offering a luxurious decorative touch, perfect for creating stunning tiled feature walls. From luxurious fish scale tiles to elegant 3D tiles, there are many exciting ceramic tile options available that will help you create the ultimate feature wall in your design scheme!
What is the Difference between Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles?
Two of the most popular tiling choices, porcelain and ceramic tiles share many similarities in their manufacture. Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are made using the same raw materials with both options also being baked in a kiln to harden and remove all moisture. This is where they differ: porcelain tiles are baked for a longer stretch of time and at a significantly higher temperature while ceramic tiles are baked for a shorter period at a lower temperature. The kiln baking process results in an ultra-hard and non-porous material in porcelain tile collections and a softer, more lightweight option in ceramic tile collections. As ceramic tiles are softer and lighter than their porcelain counterparts, they are usually restricted to wall applications only. This quality allows for more creative tile designs and finishes in ceramic tile collections as there is no need to consider issues such as slip resistance, grip or tripping hazards as one would expect in the design of floor tiles.
Which is better: Porcelain or Ceramic Tiles?
This will depend on how and where your tiles are being laid: Porcelain tiles make an excellent choice as a flooring solution with many options available for both indoor and outdoor use. Ceramic tiles on the other hand can be used as a decorative wall tile solution, providing an endless range of designs and shapes to choose from.
What are Ceramic Tiles used for?
Ceramic tiles are most often used as a wall tile option in both residential and retail projects. These lightweight tiles are available in an endless range of shapes and colours, allowing for a broad selection of designer tiles to choose from.
Do Ceramic tiles Crack Easily?
While ceramic tiles are incredibly durable and strong, they can still crack or chip when subjected to knocks and hard impacts. If your ceramic tiles are cracked, it is important to recognise the reason for the cracking in order to best address the issue. In most cases, cracking occurs as a result of a hard impact, however tile cracks can also appear with improper installation or sudden temperature fluctuations. With the right care and installation however, your ceramic tiles should not crack.
Is Ceramic Tile Waterproof?
Ceramic tiles are water resistant. Most ceramic tiles are glazed (glazed tiles include a hardened, glass-like finish that is baked-on to the surface of the tile) which provides a water resistant barrier to protect the body of the tile while also eliminating the need for sealing. When installed and grouted correctly, ceramic tiles offer an excellent choice for humid and wet areas such as the bathroom and inside the shower.
Caring for Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles will usually include a glazed surface finish. Where this is the case, your tiles will not require sealing, ensuring a low maintenance solution for any area of the home. Glazed ceramic tiles will usually need nothing more than a simple wipe down with warm, soapy water to be kept clean. Unglazed ceramic tiles however will require sealing as there is no baked-on glaze to form a protective barrier over the tile. Seal your new tiles prior to installation in order to prevent any tile adhesives or wet grout from discolouring the tiles and then re-seal the tiles every few years or so thereafter to keep them protected over time. For more detailed information on caring for your new tiles, visit our Resources page.
How to use Ceramic Tiles in the Home
Ceramic tiles have many varied uses in the home, from the kitchen to the bathroom and more. These decorative tiles are most often restricted to wall applications only; this quality ensures a vast range of luxurious designer options such as 3D tiles, intricate tile shapes or etchings as well as luscious, sleek glazes that will reflect light around a space. Ceramic tiles provide a sophisticated bathroom wall tile option, laundry or kitchen splashback tile or feature wall tile for any area of the home such as the entryway for example.