Porcelain tiles

Glazed Tiles – Compared With Unglazed

By The Team @ TFO

Porcelain is the name given to tiles that are fired from special clay that makes them resistant to water absorption. The water absorption rating of these tiles is less then 0.5%. Because porcelain is stronger than other types of non-porcelain tiles, it’s more difficult to cut through.  You can also get porcelain in unglazed or

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Lappato Porcelain Tiles – Perfectly Balanced

By The Team @ TFO

When considering tile options, a top contender for tile of the year is the lappato porcelain tiles. But what exactly are lappato porcelain tiles? And what are the advantages of using lappato porcelain tiles over other varieties in certain installations? Each tile gets its name from how it was produced. Lappato porcelain tiles are no

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Stone Look Tiles – Best Time to Get Stone Look Porcelain Floor Tiles

By The Team @ TFO

There has never before been a time like now, where choosing the right tiles seems like such an enormous task. This is because there are so many different options available. After all, the choice of your floor tiles can have a significant impact on the character of your home. As the options for floor tiles

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Choose Environmentally Friendly Porcelain Tiles

By The Team @ TFO

There has never been a time where environmental sustainability has been as important as it is today. Regardless of the industry, there are strict regulations to minimize the impact on the surrounding environment. The public is also becoming more aware of the impact humans have had over the past decades of fast development. We can

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Love Calacatta Marble Look Porcelain? Do It the Affordable Way

By The Team @ TFO

Many love Calcatta marble look porcelain tiles. Why? When speaking of Italian marble tiles, nothing comes close to the dramatic personality of Calacatta marble. While this type of marble is only found in a small area of Italy, it is one of the most sought after marbles around the world because of its unforgettable look.

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Carrara – 600x600mm Pre-sealed Polished Porcelain

By The Team @ TFO

This fabulous polished porcelain “Carrara”, just like the name implies, has a surface design which is soft, subtle and sophisticated. The large format of 600x600mm is rectified which means that the tile has been mechanically cut to an exact size as opposed to being moulded and fired. This allows the tiles to be laid more

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What is a Lappato Tile?

By The Team @ TFO

Buy lappato tiles at TFO and save. TFO is Sydney’s premier tile outlet where you’ll find a wide range of lapppato as well as glazed porcelain tiles from Italy and Spain. Lappato is an Italian word for semi polished/honed. Many factories are now focusing their attention on these semi polished marvels. They certainly have a

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Polished Porcelain Tiles – Why so Popular?

By The Team @ TFO

A discussion of polished porcelain tiles would not be complete without highlighting their strong points. One strong point is with regard to design. Some polished porcelain tiles have been produced to allow the bisque (tile body) to show through the face of the tile. The result is a deeper, more realistic dimension. A second bonus with

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Porcelain Floor Tile – Benefits of Using Porcelain Floor Tile

By The Team @ TFO

An oversimplified way of defining porcelain tiles is to basically say it is a ceramic tile that has a water absorption rate of 0.5 percent or less. However, despite this sweeping statement, porcelain tiles can be separated into various types. The characteristics of “unglazed” or “natural” porcelain tiles can be readily understood by considering the

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Rectified Tiles – Learn More About Rectified Tiles

By The Team @ TFO

The word “rectify” in itself conveys the thought of making something right or refining something. Thus, rectified tiles are those that have been mechanically finished on all sides after the firing process to make sure they are all precisely uniform in size or truly square. When tiles are cut prior to firing and then baked,

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