Choosing ceramic tiles

Choosing ceramic tiles

Ceramics are made from clay, fired at a very high temperature, and natural materials, such as earth, quartz, sand or feldspar. There are thus several kinds, with different properties. Before making a choice, you must take into account several elements, including the room for which it is intended, as well as the place, floor, wall or worktop.

Choosing ceramic tiles: aesthetics and resistance

We must first of all ensure the overall harmony of the house, avoiding mixing styles too much. Keep in mind that you will not change the tiles every year. Then the one you select for the floor should be of good enough quality to withstand impact and not mark too easily. For a bathroom, make sure it has received moisture treatment. As for the color, it should not be forgotten that if the white is the most beautiful effect, it is nonetheless very messy and that you may spend a lot of time cleaning it. There is a wide variety of light colors, in off-white or beige tones, which make the room very bright and which have the advantage of masking stains. You can also opt for a warm colored floor, to give a more convivial atmosphere to your home. Finally, think about the installation: the larger the tiles, the easier it will be.

Different types of ceramic tiles

Terracotta tiles are made of yellow, ocher or red clay, and sand. To resist time, the tiles are thick and receive a treatment which protects them against moisture and marks. We can differentiate three kinds: earthenware, covered with a shiny glaze, commonly used, but also very fragile; tomettes, small octagonal red tiles; enamels, which make it possible to compose mosaics. Sandstone tiles, made from mineral elements, naturally offer great resistance. Compared to porcelain stoneware, stretched stoneware has a plus.> Ask for a quote for the installation of your tiles