An overview of the Spanish Tile industry
One of the reasons why Spanish tiles are becoming popular is because they are providing us with a practical way of doing a kitchen makeover. In fact, the ceramic tiles are usually the right choice for the surface of a kitchen. Since they have low porosity, porcelain and ceramic tiles are usually resistant to water, acids, salts and detergents and are usually recommended for attractive and durable kitchen flooring.
Artistic tiles are usually easy to design and provide you with an inspiring and creative freedom whether they are used in the subtle and neutral expanse or in the mix and the match effect of the colors and patterns that helps to bring a personal touch to our everyday spaces like the kitchen. This is on top of the fact that Spanish tile industry has enhanced the decorative abilities of the ceramics and we now have a wide range of bespoke artistic tiles combined with some new coating technologies and glazes that are UV resistant to ensure an enduring and easy to care beauty.
With the latest inkjet technology, there are some endless possibilities that range from the decoration of the textured services with some of the realists reproductions of stone and wood to making it possible for the interior designers as well as the homeowners to customize tiles using their preferred imagery.
The fact these types of tiles are resistant to slip and can be easily maintained is a key consideration. Tiles can be easily cleaned by simply wiping or vacuuming with some soapy water. There are manufacturers of Spanish tiles that have created some innovative low maintenance and anti-slip finishes which are able to repel dirt and can save up to 50% of the water that is used for the purpose of cleaning.
To address the need for flooring surfaces that are durable, manufacturers have started making products that are suitable for high traffic area. The hardwearing slim profile tiles can be placed over an existing surface. This can help to save on waste, cost and time. The bigger format rectified tiles allow for the least amount of grout in favor of the sleek and aesthetic finish. This also makes it possible for the easy installation of decoctions that are ready to install.
Porcelain, ceramic or terracotta
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are generally made from clay. Porcelain is usually fired at a temperature of over 1200 degrees, and this ensures that the final material is more durable and minimizing the porosity and the aspersion of water. This increase the frost resistance and hygienic qualities.
The ceramic floor tiles that are usually glazed are usually suitable for the domestic kitchens. These are usually hygienic, easy to maintain and durable. They are compatible with the underfloor heating and are usually priced reasonably. Porcelain tiles have less porosity and their resistance to frost is usually higher. This makes them suitable for exterior flooring on top of the interior and exterior of your home. Terracotta refers to the unglazed and rustic style earthenware that has higher porosity. It has higher porosity.