The ceramic tiles are generally flat and thin tiles, and normally shaped with bevelled edges. Ceramic tiles are usually used on floor, walls and as counter-tops and popularly used both for the lining as well as for full coverage of surfaces. The potential ceramic tiles are corrosion and wear-resistant and have the quality of thermal protection. You can get the ceramic tiles in numerous shapes, designs, colours, and sizes as per your choices. These tiles are usually secured to a surface like a subfloor with mortar. The grout is used normally used to fill the space or gap between the tiles. Before using the grout, cross-like plastic spaces are applied in order to separate the tiles in flooring. Don’t hesitate to approach Carreaux Metro ceramic tiles for best and affordable ceramic tiles for your flooring as well as for walls and counter-tops.
When you count the features and types of ceramic tiles, you can get a variety of ceramic tiles like water-proof tiles, ribbed tiles, mosaic tiles, vitrified tiles, Saltillo tiles, quarry tiles, terracotta tiles, earthenware tiles, stoneware tiles etc. The ceramic tiles especially the porcelain tiles are considered to be strong, durable and hardwearing tiles. These tiles are popularly used on surfaces of floors, roofs, walls, table-tops, bathroom showers and other spaces both interiors and exteriors of the houses.
The Porcelain Enamel Institute orPEI does the categorization of ceramic tiles as per their wear-stain-scratch and moisture-resistance. The PEI recommends PEI class one tile for walls and denies for class one tiles for flooring. PEI further recommends PEI class two tiles for the residential bathrooms where there is less traffic. The PEI class three tiles are suitable for moderate to light traffic and ideal for residential floor. The PEI class four tiles are recommended for heavy and moderate traffic suitable for light industrial and medium commercial areas. Finally, the class five ceramic tiles can be used for heavy to extremely heavy traffic and suitable for any industrial and commercial setup.
The MOHS provides ratings for the ceramic tiles. The MOHS has been named after the Friedrich Mohs the eminent mineralogist. The MOHS rating or the measuring scale is used to measure the capabilities of ceramic tiles.
The manufacturing of ceramic tiles depends upon the manufacturer but basically comprises of clay, sand, quartz, feldspar, and water. The mixer of these substances is called body slip. There are two basic types of ceramic tiles for exterior applications vitrified and porcelain.