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Quarry tile is unglazed ceramic tile.

by Luis Ocotecatl

Owner
January 4th, 2012

Quarry tile is unglazed ceramic tile. It is an inexpensive, durable and natural option for industrial, commercial and residential tile applications. Quarry tile is used a lot in industrial settings because it is so durable and can also be used outdoors. It has some other great qualities as well, such as being less prone to chips and scratches. In colder climates, freeze-resistant grades of quarry tile are used to prevent any weather-related problems. Like almost all tile types, quarry is porous, which means that it can become stained. Those who choose to install quarry in a kitchen generally apply a glaze-like seal or wax finish to help prevent stains and other damage. The color selection is not as vast as with other tile types, but there are several shades of red, orange, brown, gray and more. In residential applications, quarry is used for kitchens and pathways because it has a naturally coarse surface, making it less slippery than some other surfaces when wet. Strong mortar and grout is used during installation to ensure a strong hold between the tile and the floor. Use limited amounts of water when cleaning unglazed or unsealed quarry. Lots of water exposure can lead to mold growth in the grout. The water exposure can also damage the unglazed tiles.

Ceramic tile is the most common tile used in the USA

by Luis Ocotecatl

Owner
January 2nd, 2012

Ceramic tile is the most common tile used in the USA in offices, stores and homes. Ceramic tile comes in two forms: glazed and unglazed. Ceramic tiles are made from clay and then heated. The glaze is added after the firing of the clay tile, which creates the color of the tile. The glazing process allows for the creation of infinite color combinations. It's beneficial for you because it's environmentally friendly, reduces household allergens, increases your home's value and is one of the smartest flooring choices around. Practical, functional and beautiful all describe ceramic tiles. From the many sizes, shapes and textures, you'll be amazed at all the choices you have for designing your dream floor, backsplash or wall. 

Ceramic tile is a beautiful addition to any room of the house. Most often seen in kitchens and bathrooms, ceramic tile can be used to decorate ceilings, showers, bathtubs, countertops, floors, walls, and even exterior surfaces. Decoration patterns can range from uniform tile to murals and other more creative designs, and the possibilities often lead homeowners to replace tile that is already in place. The process of removing and replacing tile is a time consuming one, prompting many homeowners choose to hire a contractor rather than try to do it themselves.