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Tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as clay, ceramic, stone, metal or even glass. It is a surfacing unit, used for covering roofs, floors, walls and countertops. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are manufactured by pressing clay and other materials into shape and firing it at high temperatures, giving it the hardness it is known for. The bisque (body) of a tile may then be glazed, or left unglazed depending on its intended use. Tile is a popular flooring choice for many reasons. Wide varieties of tile offers colors, patterns, and textures that enhance any interior or exterior. Tile for flooring and wall covering is also one of the earliest manmade building materials and endures all kinds of wear while retaining their beauty. http://www.builddirect.com/Porcelain-Tile/Ceramic-Tile-Articles/Tile.aspx
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 quality flooring.
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Is Tile That Looks Like Wood Flooring Really That Great?
Of course some of the advantages that are touted with regards to wood looking ceramic tiles are debatable, namely that it is better for underfloor readiant heating, easier to find in larger plank widths, generally cheaper and easier to clean. Yes, ceramic tiles can be used with underfloor radiant heating, but so can certain types of wood flooring. And whilst it’s true that wood look tile planks come in a greatly affordable range sizes and widths, the increase popularity for the wide wood floorboards means that there are more budget ranges available in the larger widths. http://www.homeflooringpros.com/blog-guides/the-definitive-guide-to-ceramic-tiles-that-look-like-wood/
How to Green Clean Ceramic Tile
Cleaning ceramic tile floors are a snap. You may think it is as easy as adding soap and water to a bucket and mopping, but stop right there, that is the last thing that you want to do for your floors. You want to avoid using acidic cleaners, strong detergents, bleach and ammonia as these things can dull or fade your tile. Avoid scouring powders as well, as they will scratch the surface. First and foremost, the best thing you can do for your entire house is have a policy of no shoes in the house. Removing your shoes when entering the house is not only good for keeping your floor clean and dirt free, but allergens are also tracked in on your shoes as well. You will find that by removing your shoes at the door the environmental contaminants stay outside and you will have a lot fewer problems with allergies. If you have wood floors the dirt and stones that come in on shoes can do terrible damage to your floors. https://ediblesanmarcos.wordpress.com/how-to-green-clean-ceramic-tile/
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