The newest trend in tiles is the seamless look called a rectified tile. A rectified tile is a tile that has had all its edges mechanically finished for a more precise facial dimension. The rectified edge on the tiles allows you to get the tiles very close together without leaving a large grout joint. The rectified edge in a large format tile minimizes the amount of grout joints and gives you a beautiful streamlined look. Most popular are the larger size tile formats often used with smaller modular sizes to create patterns.
If you want a seamless look you must visit our tile gallery with plenty of rectified large tiles to choose from. The tile sizes seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Our customers love the larger rectified tile and are very pleased with the end result.
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Another huge trend in tiles are the glass tiles. Glass tiles are pieces of glass formed into consistent shapes. In recent years, glass tiles have become popular for both field and accent tiles. This trend can be attributed to recent technological breakthroughs, as well as the tiles inherent properties, in particular their potential to impart intense color and reflect light, and their imperviousness to water.
Smalti tile, sometimes referred to as Byzantine glass mosaic tile, are typically opaque glass tiles that were originally developed for use in mosaics.
Glass tiles are now commonly used in kitchens, spas, and bathrooms. And while smalti tiles are still popular, small and large format glass products are now commonly formed using cast and fused glass methods. The plasticity of these last two methods has resulted in a wide variety of looks and applications, including floor tiles. Custom printed glass tile and glass tile murals exhibit the toughness of glass on the wearing surface with photo-like pictures. These are especially practical in kitchens and showers, where cleanser and moisture resistance are important.
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Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent that are used to cover floors and walls. They can either be unglazed or glazed, also called honed or polished.
Porcelain tile is a tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays which result in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face.
Glazed porcelain tiles are much harder and more wear and damage resistant than non-porcelain ceramic tiles, making them suitable for any application from light traffic to the heaviest residential and light commercial traffic. Full body porcelain tiles carry the color and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile making them virtually impervious to wear and are suitable for any application from residential to the highest traffic commercial or industrial applications. These porcelain tiles are used as commercial kitchen floor tiles, commercial floor tiles and so on. Porcelain tiles are available in matte, unglazed or a high polished finish.
For the antique and classic style don't forget to decorate your home with Ironwood wood effect tiles that was designed by Fondovalle. It gives best antique wood effect with soft grain and a solid structure bringing memory old time. Tile color options: Black Burnt, Oak, White, Walnut finishes and plain.
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Ceramic or non-porcelain tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in a kiln. Ceramic tiles are almost always finished with a durable glaze which carries the color and pattern. These ceramic tiles are used in both wall tile and floor tile applications, are softer and easier to cut than porcelain, and usually carry a PEI 0 to 3 rating. Non-porcelain ceramic tiles are usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic and are used as commercial ceramic tiles and generally have a relatively high water absorption rating making them less frost resistant. Ceramic tiles are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.Porcelanosa Floor Tiles: Porcelanosa offers the best quality floor tiles in the market, from stylish unique marble to warm terracotta imitations, sleek metallic finishes, and ultra-realistic hardwood recreations.
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Porcelain tiles are heavy, dense clay tiles made of compressed clay dust and fired to extremely high temperatures. Porcelain tiles are so dense that they can be polished to a glossy surface or left matte. They can be glazed or printed with additional patterns on top of the surface.
Thin porcelain tile is a new type of porcelain tile. These porcelain tiles are very thin, they can be 3-7mm in thickness and can be installed directly over your existing tile, barely affecting the floor height. Thin porcelain tiles allow the combined use of different decoration techniques, highlighting colours and depth. This innovative idea will probably redevelop the whole process of home and bathroom renovation.
Thin tile is a versatile, flexible and exceptional solution for your kitchen and bathroom renovation with high aesthetic and technical performances. One example of thin tiles is the lamina product. These floor and wall tiles are strengthened with backing materials. These backing materials are fiberglass or polymeric materials woven into a reinforcing mesh. Fused directly to the back of the lamina products with epoxy or other resin adhesives, the reinforced lamina tiles can be bent further and better resist breakage.
LAMINAM 3 is a fine example of a thin porcelain tile.
Laminam 3 tile is the largest and thinnest ceramic slab ever seen that would multiply the field of application compared to a standard ceramic product. This thin tile is the first large format slab with a thickness of just 3mm. Laminam 3 is the basic slab, and starting point for the other versions. Laminam 3 can be simply cut to obtain different shapes and formats.
Laminam 3 tiles resist to organic and inorganic solvents, disinfectants and detergents. It can be easily cleaned without affecting its surface characteristics. Laminam 3 does not contain organic material therefore it is resistant to fire and high temperatures. In the event of fire it does not release smoke or toxic substances. In addition, Laminam 3 is the first graffiti proof ceramic surface; it is easy to clean and even the strongest paints can be easily removed. This perfect thin tile is a real skin for contemporary architecture, an epochal innovation that has revolutionised the way of dressing spaces and volumes.
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