LET’S LEARN SOME BASICS ABOUT VARIOUS TILES AVAILABLE

When we talk about tile installation there are so many types of it either its for flooring, walls or ceilings. La tile, long beach tile and ceramic tiles are some of the popular tiles used by contractors and builders. Tiles are generally baked clay and are most commonly used in bathroom for walls and floors. However, there are plastic tiles too used for walls and ceilings. Moreover, ceramic tiles are not just used in bathrooms anymore, people also use them in other parts of home.

Plastic tiles are of two types generally; one made up of polystyrene and another one is of vinyl. The difference is being one rigid and another one is flexible in nature. Apart from being different in their natures they are applied in somewhat same manner. There are tiles used in many constructions made up of metal too.

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Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles have been in use from centuries and is one of the oldest building materials used. In early ages it was turned into hard material by baking the ceramic at very high temperatures which also make it more durable, waterproof and fireproof. However, back than tiles were permanently installed and unlike today there were not many options available in tiles.

Today, ceramic tiles have vast variety of size, shapes and colours available to be used in houses. There are majorly two types of tiles used; wall and flooring tiles. It can be either high glaze or matt glaze.

Subdivisions of floor tiles: –

  • Ceramic mosaics
  • Pavers
  • Quarries

Marble Tile

Marble tiles are installed on the walls but first wall surface must be prepared properly for it and the processor followed to install them is same that is used for ceramic tiles.

Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl tiles are losing popularity in recent years as at the same price one can opt for ceramic tiles which are much better than that of vinyl tiles. However, the resilience of vinyl makes it excellent choice for floor covering. The are best for bathroom as they can be easily washed. Vinyl tiles are not fireproof and so much be avoided to be used in kitchens.

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Joseph & sons has been serving the Los Angeles from over 60 years as tile contractors in Los Angeles.

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