By Perceval Huet. Ceramic Tile. Published at Friday, May 17th, 2019 - 00:56:21 AM.
Ceramic tiles, kiln-fired clay items, have now become a popular flooring option, due to its features such as durability and ability to resist fading, staining, scratches, and other chemical and thermal reactions. Installing ceramic tile is a skilled combination of art and science. It can be easily installed by anyone with the help of appropriate tools and installation brochures provided by manufacturers. Among the basic tools required for installing ceramic tiles are tape measure, hammer, chalk line, fiber glass tape, rubber gloves, tile nippers, dust mask, safety glasses, tile cutter, and marking pencil.
Tile murals are custom designed, hand painted and kiln fire ceramic tiles. Tile murals can be any size, unassembled for a kitchen backsplash, bathroom, shower, decorative wall piece and a wall mural. Marble and regular decorative ceramic is for indoor use. There can be a lot of variations in tile murals like fence and wall that can be hand painted or printed. All the decorative tiles, art tiles and tile paintings are kiln fired and permanent, meaning they will not rub off, wash off, fade or be affected by heat, splashing or splattering of hot liquids or foods from the sink, stove or moisture from the shower or bath. There are various brands of murals, but there are a lot of contemporary artist who will provide very authentic and unique mural designs to their clients. So the next time you want to decorate your home, think of murals and let your imagination go wild.
The kind of ornamentation of the ceramic tile is important too. For a ceramic countertop or tabletop, the tiles should be flat. For a backsplash the tiles can have low relief but high relief will be difficult to clean and is not generally advised. Fireplaces, murals, mosaics and facades can be either flat, have low relief or high relief and low fire glazes are OK in these applications. Be careful though with areas that will get much use, such as around a fireplace where logs will be placed or fireplace tools will be used. Low fire tiles and glazes can crack or chip much more easily than stoneware and high fire glazes. Also, if it is an area that will require frequent cleaning, high relief may prove troublesome.
Installing ceramic tile floors is not as hard as it looks. With a little knowledge and an easy step-by-step guide on how to do it, you can already be tiling your way to your dream floor. Here are some basic ceramic tiling tips you can chew on when you plan on installing ceramic tile floors at your home. Knowing the kind of subfloor you'll be installing ceramic tile flooring over is important. There are three main types of subfloors you might encounter: Vinyl, plywood, and concrete floors. Installing ceramic tile flooring directly to your vinyl or linoleum subfloor surfaces is greatly discouraged. One, it may contain asbestos fibers; and two, vinyl flooring is not a solid as good ol' concrete flooring. When installing ceramic tile on vinyl, experts would recommend rough-sanding, or scarifying, the vinyl floor surface first so your tiling mortar has good grip to set on.
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