The Advantages of Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tile is a beautiful, tough and enduring floor and wall covering material. Apart from its
very presentable look, it is resistant to almost all of the common sources of wear endured by
Here is a quick list of the many advantages of ceramic tiles:
Ceramic surfaces have a relatively longer life if compared to most of the other materials
used for floor and wall covering.
Ceramic tiles are fireproof. They do not burn, nor give off smoke or toxic fumes.
They are an excellent choice for use in wet areas, if properly installed and grouted. Some
of the types (porcelain) are also impervious, i.e. they have a less than 0.5% moisture absorption rate.
Resistance to abrasion and tread wear
They are easily used as floor tiles at busy commercial locations and residential sites.
Ceramic tiles can withstand heavy foot traffic due to their resistance to abrasion and tread wear.
Ceramic tiles are treated to prevent slipping either by adding an abrasive grit to the glaze
or texture to the surface such as ribs, studs or orange peel finish. This anti-slip factor is
also particularly defined and rated in tile flooring.
Vitreous ceramic tiles and all of the porcelain tile types are frost resistant. These tiles
come up to the need of frost resistant exterior applications.
Thermal shock resistance
A properly laid ceramic tile floor will neither deform nor break in extreme temperature
Stain resistance and easy maintenance
To keep a ceramic tile surface clean, all you need to do is sweep, vacuum and wash them
regularly with water.
Ceramic tile materials are highly resistant to chemical agents.
Direct exposure of ceramic tiles to sunlight neither alters their color, nor causes them to
Being hygienic and easy to clean, ceramic tiles are recommended for all areas where high
sanitary standards are a must.
Whether it is a public or residential, indoors or outdoors, ceramic tile can be counted on to
perform with exceptional durability and unique visual appeal. After examining this selected
list of advantages the next step is choosing the most suitable ceramic tile for the area you
wish to tile. Work with your sales rep to discuss some of the issues that you feel may affect
the longevity and general suitability of your ceramic tile. Moisture, foot traffic, and slip-
resistance are good places to start.