ABOUT YOUR GLAZED TILE
Ceramic tile is made from a mixture of special white, brown & red clays & other natural materials including pyrophyllite, rock & flint pressed into shape, glazed & kiln-fire at temperatures as high as 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Porcelain tile is the same in this regard, except its makeup includes feldspar, a type of crystal that gives a glossy, glass-like look. Both are extremely durable & water-resistant, making them ideal in kitchens and bathrooms.
Because it’s made of natural materials, ceramic tile is non-toxic & environmentally safe. Glaze on a ceramic tile is the result of a high-temperature kiln melting sand & other ingredients onto the tile body, making the tile impervious.
Because of the different composition, glazes, surface textures & gloss levels available, some ceramic tiles are more suitable for specific uses than others. Your design consultant can provide you with a product that will best suit your individual needs.