TILEBradley Stone also deals with natural stone, ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles to compliment your design project. We have a wide array of resources to help you achieve your desired look.
Ceramic tile is made from red or white clay and fired in a kiln. Ceramic tiles are usually suitable for light to moderate traffic. Depending on the level of hardness ceramic tile will last for a many years. These tiles are used on floor, wall, and counter applications. Generally ceramic is softer than porcelain but under normal residential traffic it holds up nicely. It is available in all different sizes and colors.
Porcelain tile is generally made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays which result in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth. Porcelain tile have a much lower water absorption rate than ceramic tile making them frost resistant and/or frost proof. Porcelain is much harder and more wear and damage resistant than ceramic tile which makes them suitable for outdoor applications and high traffic areas. Available in all different sizes and colors.
Glass tile can be colored in a couple of ways. In the first process the pigments are mixed in with molten glass, allowing color to permeate the body of the tile. The second process involves a layer of pigment which is fused to the surface of the tile during the firing process. Glass tiles come in a variety of colors and sizes and can be used in showers, backsplashes, creative centerpieces and so forth. Glass tile is a very low-maintenance surface. It is stain-resistant and can be cleared of everyday household grime with a damp cloth.
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