Ceramic Tile Basics
About Tile & Natural Stone Floors
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TILE
The beauty of ceramic tile and natural stone is that no two pieces are ever the same. Each piece is a work of art with unique color variations, mineral veining, clefts and other character marks.
Porcelain and Ceramic Tile vs. Natural Stone
Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are a mixture of clays and other natural materials fired at high temperatures. Ceramic tile has either a white or red colored body beneath the glazed, colored top layer. Porcelain is fired at a much higher temperature and is, therefore, more dense, much harder and more resistant to moisture and stains. The color of porcelain tile runs through its body, unless decoratively colored on the surface. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are very durable and resistant to dents, scratches and stains. They come in a wide variety of colors, glazes and sizes.
Natural stone tile also offers a wealth of decorative options. The natural stones most commonly used in tiles are slate, marble, limestone, travertine and granite. Among different stones you’ll find variations in appearance, durability and absorption.
Stop by one of our showrooms in Ventura and Santa Barbara County, and see the many beautiful options we offer in tile and natural stone.
An impressive array of shapes, sizes, patterns and rich colorings awaits you to set the magic of ceramic tile in motion.
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