Thousands of years ago, ceramic tile was used in ancient temples and architectural masterpieces, and today it's used in homes all over the world. Its position as one of the most popular flooring materials in the world today makes it one of the longest running fads in history. It never goes out of style. The longer ceramic tile stays popular, the more advances are made in creating colors, styles and designs with the glaze, making ceramic tile one of the most diverse flooring materials you can choose. Ceramic tiles come in either glazed, or unglazed, which offer different advantages. Both are fireproof, and will never scorch or burn. Both are also very dense, and aren't conducive to the growth of bacteria or the accumulation of allergens. Glazed ceramic tile is the most popular kind. It's made by firing dried clay through a kiln twice, with a coat of glaze applied before the second firing. It's available in any color or design, and can be used to give your floor a dramatic look, or to mimic more expensive natural stone tile. The dense quality of the material makes it waterproof, and thus idea for bathroom or kitchen floors, or even outdoor patios.
Unglazed ceramic tile is different from glazed in that it is only fired in the kiln once and it has no layer of glaze applied to the top. This means that although it is water resistant, it isn't waterproof like glazed ceramic tile. Unglazed tile is made from all natural ingredients, and gives a natural, earthy look to any room where it is placed. At The Carpet Store and For The Floor, we know ceramic tile, and we want to provide you with the best quality and installation possible, at the best prices anywhere. Check out our selection online or in person, and contact us to learn more about installation.