Often people wonder about the various types of floor tile, and how they can know which option to choose for their home.
We’ll talk a bit here about several of the more common types of tiles and their characteristics, so you can make a wise choice about what you would like to consider in your next tiling project.
Quarry tile is a larger tile that comes in various sizes. It is often square, but can also be rectangular in shape. It’s made from clay. It is similar to brick manufacturing, except that the end result is flat. Quarry tile is quite durable.
‘Glass raised access floor tiles (also known as ‘กระเบื้องปูพื้นยกแก้ว‘ in the Thai language) are a kind of ceramic tile that is heated to a high temperature in a kind of kiln. This results in a coating similar to the look of glass.
These tiles often carry a high recommendation because they are sealed by the heat to make them resistant to water and easily cleaned.
Porcelain tile, or ceramic tile, is an extremely hard substance. Expect to dull cutting tools pretty quickly with this type of tile. Porcelain tile comes either glazed or unglazed, and will tend to cost more than just the regular clay variety of tiling would.
You’ve probably heard of terracotta tile – this is the same substance that your clay pots are made from. What many people don’t know is that this tile picks up the color from the clay – depending on the composition of the clay, the colors will vary from orange to brown and several other shades as well.
A relative newcomer on the scene, as far as types of floor tile go, are the recycled glass tiles. Besides being eco-friendly, being processed from post – consumer glass, they are available in a wide array of colors and can be designed into an infinite number of patterns. This tile can be a beautiful addition to your home, and a lively conversation piece as well!