Posts Tagged ‘ceramic tile durability’

  • Advantages of Ceramic Tile

    Date: 2011.05.18 | Category: Custom Tile, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    There are many reasons to choose ceramic tile for your floor or wall. If you are considering using a ceramic tile, here are just a few of those reasons…

    • Durability
    • Fire Resistance
    • Moisture Resistance
    • Resistance to Abrasion/Tread Wear
    • Slip Resistance
    • Thermal Shock Resistance
    • Stain Resistance/Easy Maintenance
    • Chemical Resistance
    • Color Permanence
    • Hygiene

  • Outdoor Tile

    Date: 2011.01.27 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    Even though there is still snow on the ground, spring and summer are right around the corner. As you think about warm weather, it’s also time to think of ways to spruce up your outdoor patio and prepare yourself for time spent outside. Installing outdoor tile is something you may want to consider! Adding tile designs to your outdoor patio can add detail and character to the place you love to be the most during the warm weather months.

    One detail to keep in mind when considering outdoor tile is how to care for it during colder months. However, there is no need to worry! There are numerous ceramic tiles that are frost resistant and excellent for exterior use. Unglazed tiles are the most suitable for outdoor use because they are slip resistant. Start planning now for your beautiful outdoor space and hopefully the thought will get your through the rest of this Pennsylvania winter!

  • How Durable is Ceramic Tile?

    Date: 2010.11.05 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    One of our bathroom projects

    When choosing to go with ceramic tile in the home, a commonly asked question is – “Well, how durable is it?”

    Ceramic tile properly installed, should last the life of your home with minimum care. Tile will not show wear when used on walls; unglazed floor tile also will not show wear. Glazed floor tile is dependent on the durability of the glaze and body and the amount of traffic to which it is subjected.

    Most manufacturers do classify the durability of their ceramic tile. Here is a guide for you to follow:

    Rating – 0: Walls only
    Rating – 1: Light traffic (residential bathroom floors) and counter tops
    Rating – 2: Medium-Light Traffic (residential interior floors except kitchens, stairs, landings and entrance ways.)
    Rating – 3: Medium-Heavy Traffic (all residential areas and commercial areas with similar traffic)
    Rating – 4: Heavy Traffic (all residential and most commercial)
    Rating – 5: Heaviest Duty Traffic (all residential and commercial areas)