Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic Floor Tiles

Here at TFO we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality tiles at the lowest prices available. We also are committed to bringing you the latest and greatest tile products on the market. In line with that determination, we'd like to introduce the latest editions to our ceramic floor tile collection. But first Read More

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How Ceramic Tiles Made

Ceramic tiles have been around for millenniums, decorating countless homes and other buildings around the world. While the principle remains the same, the actual production line has evolved significantly with advancing technology. Below is one of the common ways in which ceramic tiles are produced. First, a series of raw materials must be collected. Common Read More

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You've got your new project underway in old Sydney town and the next thing on the list of things to do is decide what tile you’re going to use. You are confused aren’t you? Ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, porcelain and ceramic, they’re both the same thing aren’t they? Not exactly. Let’s take a little look Read More

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Gloss Tiles

Glazing a tile helps to keep stains from seeping into the tile body and drastically reducing its beauty. It also keeps the tiles from absorbing moisture, which also reduces its life.  There are three types of glaze being matte, and semi or high gloss.  Consider the last two.  Semi and high gloss tiles are both Read More

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Ceramic Floor Tile

Ceramic floor tile are made from clay. However, they are “born” in one of two ways. They are either pressed into tiles as a mixture of minerals, or the clay is extruded and then formed into a tile. Although porcelain tiles are made in much the same way, ceramic tiles are created with less pressure. Additionally Read More

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Glazed Ceramic Tiles

What’s in a Glaze? Put simply, glazing a ceramic tile means coating it with a liquid, coloured, glass either by spraying it on, or pouring it on. Afterward, these glazed ceramic tiles are sent off to be fired at a high temperature so that the glaze bakes onto the surface. Why are glazed ceramic  tiles ? Other than providing Read More

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Wall Ceramic Tiles

When choosing tile, consider its composition as well as its texture, colour, and shape. Ceramic tiles come in different classifications based on their porosity, or how much water they absorb. Non vitreous tile is highly porous and absorbs a lot of water. Semi vitreous is moderately porous. Finally, vitreous tile is the least porous. Tile Read More

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Laying Ceramic Tiles

You've prepared the floor, laid the subflooring, and you are now anxious to start laying your ceramic tiles. You will need the correct equipment before you start laying your floor tiles much like what you needed with the preparatory steps. A lot of the necessary tools you would have already used for the other two steps Read More

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Ceramic Floor Tiles

If you are in the market for quality ceramic floor tiles in Sydney, or anywhere in Australia, you have come to the right place.  Below is some valuable information you need to know. Vitreous tiles are the least porous of the ceramic tile family. If you are tiling an area prone to a lot of Read More

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Ceramic Tile Floors

One of the most disappointing discoveries for a do-it-yourself tile installer is to find a crack in your ceramic tile floors. Knowing how to lay ceramic tiles and understanding the reasons why cracks may arise, will allow you to apply the adage “prevention is better than cure.” Here are a few common reasons for cracking Read More

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