Ceramic Tiles Have Been Around For Hundreds Of Years
Known for their beauty and colours, floor, wall and ceramic tiles have been used in Australia for over 100 years. Having used ceramics for so long, many Australians refer porcelain tiles as “ceramics”. For clarity in this article, when we refer to ceramics, we refer to the old fashion ceramic floor tiles. These generally have a red or white biscuit and fired at a lower temperature than porcelain tiles.
How Are Ceramic Tiles Made?
Before technology advancements, ceramics fired for hours in a periodic kiln. Now, most manufacturers use continuous kilns. A continuous kiln is a conveyor belt style technology which allows greater accuracy. These fire at higher temperatures and achieve better consistency in finishes. In other words, recent advancements in technology have increased technical and aesthetic possibilities.
However, as technology has improved, housing prices have increased. Most people usually want to install tiles only once. In this case, it is possible with Porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles have become a popular choice due to their density and resistance to scratching and chipping.
However, as technology has improved, housing prices have increased. Most people usually only want to install tiles once. This is possible with porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles have become a popular choice due to the durability, density and resistance to scratching and chipping.
Porcelain tiles have taken Australia by storm. While some countries still find ceramic tiles to be the most popular product type, generally Australians by far prefer to buy porcelain tiles.
What Is Better – Ceramics or Porcelain Tiles?
Some home builders on tight budgets may use a combination of ceramic wall tiles and porcelain floor tiles. This is because ceramic wall tiles are generally cheaper and do not have the same wear requirements as floor tiles. However, we at TFO recommend porcelain tiles for those that can afford them.
Porcelain tiles are:
1. Hard wearing and durable
2. Greater variety of design options available
3. Easy to clean and maintain
4. Scratch and chip resistant
Where Can I Buy Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles?
The best place to buy ceramic or porcelain tiles in Sydney is at TFO. You can buy now online or check out our ceramic floor tiles in our showroom at 107 Warren Road, Smithfield, NSW. Many of our customers find that at TFO, you can buy porcelain tiles at the price that others sell ceramics tiles for. So, as our tagline says, “Visit Us or Pay the Price”.