Most people think about tile mostly for flooring. However, with today’s latest trends, tile is finding use in a very broad range of applications for homes and businesses including: Accent tile, backsplashes, commercial applications, countertops, flooring, walls (including bathtub surrounds) and exterior areas.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles
are excellent examples of tiles versatility. They are popular materials for flooring and countertops that can complement any interior or exterior design scheme. Ceramic tile is manufactured in glazed and unglazed forms, both of which offer benefits and have drawbacks that are dependent upon the areas where they’re installed. Both types of ceramic tile are strong and nearly immune to being damaged unless some heavy object is dropped on them. These tiles are fire-resistant and won't burn or char. This makes them an ideal choice for a kitchen where hot cooking pots or pans may be safely placed. Neither type holds bacteria allergens, mold, fungus or bacteria.
Glazed ceramic tiles
are available in a wonderful variety styles and colors of glaze that gives them virtually unlimited possibilities in remodeling and for interior design. Glazed ceramic tiles can be had in any color, and can also be made to simulate the appearance of more expensive natural stone. They are also waterproof, making them the ideal product for use as bathroom floors or walls, or for exterior patios in backyards.