These are commonly made of ceramic or stone, allthough recent technological advances have resulted in rubber or glass tiles for floors as well. Ceramic tiles may be painted and glazed. Smal mosaic tiles may be laid in various patterns. Floor tiles are typically set into mortar consisting of sand, cement and often a latex additive for extra adhesion. The spaces between the tiles are nowadays filled with sanded or unsanded floor grout, but traditionally mortar was used.
These are commonly made of ceramic or stone, although recent technological advances have resulted in rubber or glass tiles for floors as well. Ceramic tiles may be painted and glazed. Small mosaic tiles may be laid in various patterns. Floor tiles are typically set into mortar consisting of sand, cement and often a latex additive for extra adhesion. The spaces between the tiles are nowadays filled with sanded or unsanded floor grout, but traditionally mortar was used.
Natural stone tiles can be beautiful but as a natural product they are less uniform in color and pattern, and require more planning for use and installation. Mass-produced stone tiles are uniform in width and length. Granite or marble tiles are sawn on both sides and then polished or finished on the top surface so that they have a uniform thickness. Other natural stone tiles such as slate are typically "riven" (split) on the top surface so that the thickness of the tile varies slightly from one spot on the tile to another and from one tile to another. Variations in tile thickness can be handled by adjusting the amount of mortar under each part of the tile, by using wide grout lines that "ramp" between different thicknesses, or by using a cold chisel to knock off high spots.
Some stone tiles such as polished granite, marble, and travertine are very slippery when wet. Stone tiles with a riven (split) surface such as slate or with a sawn and then sandblasted or honed surface will be more slip-resistant. Ceramic tiles for use in wet areas can be made more slip-resistant either by using very small tiles so that the grout lines acts as grooves or by imprinting a contour pattern onto the face of the tile.
Wall tile lends itself to extra embellishments that are found less often in floor tile.
Tiles have always been a popular choice in kitchens, traditionally you’d just see tiles used as a splash-back but these days you’ll find tiles all over the kitchen, whether it’s between counter tops and units or on the kitchen floor. Kitchen floor tiles have become one of the most common floor covering picks, not only are they hygienic and practical but they add real value to your home too. Kitchen floor tiles are the perfect choice if you’ve got children and pets as you needn’t worry spillages or any mess they may make.
Ceramic tiles are still favored for kitchen walls but more often than not it’s porcelain tiles you’ll find on the kitchen floor. In short, porcelain tiles are much more hard wearing than a traditional ceramic tile so are perfect for use in high traffic areas like kitchens.
The bathroom is the most popular room in a domestic home to find tiles. This is largely down to the hygienic and water resistant solutions they have compared to wallpaper, carpets and most paints.
In addition, tiles can add potential value to a bathroom and offer some unique finishes which can’t be matched by other materials.
Bathrooms can accommodate all types of tiles whether they are ceramic or porcelain, travertine or slate. Ultimately, personal preference is key, however the tips below will help you narrow down your choices and assist you to choose the right tile for your bathroom.
Terracotta or clay building materials are used since pre historic days. These things include Bricks, Roof tiles, Floor tiles and so many other products to make the building aesthetically appealing. The basic production starts from choosing the right clay. This is processed by powdering and adding optimum amount of water. This semi solid clay in light brown colour can be molded to desired shape. Natural sun drying is required, before it is baked. Once this is baked this will attain brownish Red Colour (also called as Terracotta Color) and strength with stone like character. These products can be used for exterior or interiors as it is highly resistant to natural weathering action and as a Natural Product this is 100% toxic free.
Sanitary ware is a division of ceramic wares. Sanitary Ware is made using three main components.
All this raw materials are mixed in proper position, casted and fired to get final sanitary ware product. Some of the Sanitary ware products are Wash basins, pedestals,Urinals, Wall hung, one piece toilet, bath tubs and toilet tanks.
Sanitaryware are made in different colors as per the requirement. It can bear heavy load and has good scratch resistance property.
Sanitaryware comes in variety of designs, shapes and sizes.
A modular kitchen is one that is made up of pre-made cabinet parts. These parts are fitted together to create a whole, functional kitchen design. Modular cabinets are popular in kitchen remodeling projects and are available in two main types: upper and lower units. There are also full units such as closets or pantries that fit from floor to ceiling, or almost to the ceiling. Since a modular kitchen is prebuilt and purchased readymade in sections, often flat packed for home assembly, it's the opposite of a custom made kitchen that is built on site.
A modular kitchen can be much less expensive than a custom made kitchen since everything is already constructed. The interesting thing about having a modular kitchen is that it can still be somewhat unique because different combinations of upper, lower and full units can be grouped to fit each kitchen's size and style. There are also many different cabinet finishes, counter top materials and handle hardware available to make each kitchen look like it was custom built to the homeowner's taste.
Upper or wall modular cabinets are available in single or double door styles. Door choices include smooth, beveled edge or glass panel. Glass panel doors on modular kitchen cabinets are often used on several of the cabinets in modular systems to add variety, a sense of airiness and a place to display attractive dishware. Some glass doors may be frosted or etched in a frosted-look pattern. The main part of the modular cabinet is called the box and most boxes have predrilled holes so buyers can choose the number of shelves to fit into the holes depending on the distance they want between each shelf.