What is a ceramic tile?
A ceramic tile is made from fired sand, clay and other natural minerals. It is therefore a mechanical product and not a natural rock.
A ceramic floor tile is an excellent alternative for many types of floors: hard-wearing, easy to maintain and available in all colors and sizes .
Ceramic floor tiles fit in any property.
An additional advantage when it comes to terraces: moss formation and green deposits have no chance thanks to the hardness of the stone.
Ceramic tile floor: advantages
Current technology in the production of tiles makes the possibilities inexhaustible in terms of finish , design , size and color . The range of ceramic tiles is incredibly wide.
Classic , rustic, contemporary, industrial, Scandinavian, modern , … in all colours, sizes, structures and price categories.
Large tiles can make a small room appear more spacious.
The extra large 100x100cm tiles are easy to maintain and are also a perfect alternative for polished concrete.
Did you know that all floor tiles can also be laid on the wall ?
This makes the finishing options for your interior even more extensive. Ceramic tiles are suitable for all spaces : from the living room, hall and kitchen to the bathroom and storage room.
If you can buy an end of series or a large batch , ceramic tiles are already available from 10 to 15 € / m² .
A nice and affordable solution for your new bathroom, kitchen or living room. Especially when you compare the price with a normal PVC or wooden floor.
With their many dimensions (ceramic parquet), their patterns and their colors , ceramic tiles fit perfectly into interior trends .
Dramatic is, as are the dark interiors, the marble and concrete look and the raw materials .
In terms of color , all derivatives of the trend colors green, peach pink and terracotta score. The playful effect of the herringbone pattern is also very popular.
If you want a little more ” panache ” in your interior, how about a hexagonal floor tile . Or create a cozy living room by lining one wall with strips of stone
Have you also considered natural stone ? Be sure to look at ceramic imitations , these are often barely distinguishable from real natural stone.
A big advantage of ceramic tiles is their long durability . The tiles remain beautiful for a long time because no dirt can penetrate. The latest generations of tiles can also be beaten.
Ceramic tiles are the ideal solution for underfloor heating . It can be used in any room, as it conducts heat well.
Your floor (eg: 60×60 tiles) will not heat up too much and will remain at a pleasant temperature. Save on your energy bill too !
The same tile for indoors and outdoors
If possible, we want to enjoy the outdoors, also in winter.
The garden is a place to meet or relax with luxurious accents such as a swimming pool or a “welness”.
The distinction between interior and exterior is discoloration , which is reflected in the same choice of tiles for interior and exterior .
Ceramic tiles respond perfectly to this trend.
Because many tiles have a high anti- slip value , you don’t have to worry about slipping.
Easy maintenance and very solid
Low maintenance is always nice. A ceramic tile consists of tiny granules of clay, minerals, ores and pints. These are compressed in ideal proportions. A balanced high temperature firing process makes it a hard tile.
Hygiene is very important at home for most people.
Ceramic floors are ideal for this. With children or pets, dirt gets inside quickly.
Because floor tiles are rock-hard, dirt and moisture do not penetrate the ceramic and you can easily sweep it up or clean it with a mop.
Many floors cause static electricity by rubbing or walking on them. It gives you an unpleasant shockwhen you touch certain materials. A few downsides…
When cleaning ceramic floor tiles , it is best to avoid soap or oily cleaning agents . They leave a film on the tile that exposes footprints and handprints and makes dust, hair and other debris adhere more easily to the tiles.
For example, if you lay floor tiles with a low PEI (wear value) value in your yard, you’ll get a lot of scratches in no time from weather and traffic .
There is a lot of difference in quality in ceramic tiles, consider where you are using it and determine the wear value (PEI value) based on that.
Unlike a laminate floor, you can not easily remove a tiled floor, a tiled floor is also a bit colder than laminate.