Types of Tiles

2016-11-10 17:35:36

"There are a number of different types of tiles and choosing the right one can be quite the task. This is where Tileprint comes in. Our in-house experts tell you what kind of tiles to use in certain areas of your home for a beautiful, safe, zone."

There are a number of different types of tiles and choosing the right one can be quite the task. This is where Tileprint comes in. Our in-house experts tell you what kind of tiles to use in certain areas of your home for a beautiful, safe, zone.

Ceramic tiles: Ceramic tiles are made with clay, they are manufactured through the process of heating and cooling clay and minerals. For a range of different designs and styles, Tileprint creates unique patterns for you to choose from.

Vitrified Tiles: Vitrified tiles are ceramic tiles with very low porosity i.e. these tiles are quite dense in nature. They are mostly used outdoors as they are resistant to water and frost.  They are an excellent alternative to Marble, at a much more affordable cost.

Wall Tiles and Floor Tiles: Ceramic tiles are not generally made specifically as a wall tile or a floor tile. They are classified post manufacturing, according to their strength and durability. Bear in mind that while any tile can be used as a wall tile, only some tiles can be qualified as floor tiles. Floor tiles need to be more durable and slip-proof so that they can withstand foot traffic.

Tiles are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, Grade 1 tiles are the lowest grade tiles and suitable just for walls. Grade 2 tiles can be used for the floor as well but just for areas that don’t see too much traffic such as washrooms. Grade 3 tiles are used where floors may see a lot of traffic, such as passageways, corridors etc. Grade 4 tiles would be used in commercial areas like supermarkets, banks, etc. and Grade 5 tiles are for industrial use, these tiles can withstand heave foot traffic as well as exposure to chemicals.

Ensure that you ask what grade tiles you are using for your homes, now that you have a better understanding of what you need.