Ceramic tile may be described or defined in many different ways. However, in general, consider a piece of red or white clay that has been formed by hand or by machine into a shape. That shape is most often flat but can take many configurations depending on the intended usage. This shape is then glazed with a ceramic glaze and fired at extremely high temperatures in a kiln which is essentially an oven.
Porcelain tile may be described or imagined in many different ways. However, in general, the body is typically composed of kaolin clay feldspar and quartz. Although in recent years this composition has evolved. It is pressed into its shape and originally was left unglazed. In current times various glazes or pressings can then be added to the process. This shape is then fired at extremely high temperatures in a kiln which is essentially an oven. The result is a very dense of vitrified material with almost no water absorption.
Country Floors has a wide range in our natural stone collections. This range includes marble, granite, limestone, travertine, basalt, bluestone, onyx with a never-ending inventory assortment evolving constantly. All these types of natural stone are available in different sizes and finishes. For example, we have tiles for floors and walls and slabs for countertops and vanity tops. Then we have many different finishes such as polished, honed, leathered, antiqued and more.
GLASS TILES & MOSAICS
TERRACOTTA & GLAZED BRİCK
There are a plethora of ways to think of terracotta & glazed brick. Let’s start with the nomenclature. Is it terracotta in one word or terra cotta used as two words? Is this really Mexican tile that looks like adobe? Are we thinking of Italian red material? Well, both spellings are recognized as correct and as to origins, terracotta tiles can be Mexican, Italian, French, Catalan, Californian etc., etc. Loosely, we can translate the term as “baked earth” or “cooked earth”.