Add a Touch of Class With Ceramic Tile
One of the fastest-growing segments of floor covering is ceramic tile. Historically, humans have strived to create durable, beautiful, and user-friendly living spaces for more than 4,000 years. Beautiful ceramic surfaces have even been found in ancient Greek ruins and the pyramids. Continue this tradition by decorating your home with tile. Doylestown, PA is home to the Barb-Lin Carpet One Floor & Home showroom, where you can view a large selection of fine ceramic tiles.
Ceramic Tile Is Made From Clay
In the early days, the tile was made by hand-flattening clay and cutting it into shapes. These shapes were then sun-dried or baked. Later, clay slabs were made with wooden molds, allowing for uniform shapes and sizes. Today, tile is kiln-fired under high heat after the size and shape are determined. Unglazed tiles are fired once, while glazed tiles are fired twice. In the 1840s, tiles were “dust-pressed,” a process that consisted of pressing almost dry clay between two metal disks, rather than forming wet clay by hand. While unglazed tiles are limited to the clay’s natural color, glazed tiles are available in a multitude of colors. Early on, only naturally produced colors were available; blue glazes were made from copper, while green and turquoise were made from ground metal oxides. Ceramic tiles can be used for floors, walls, fireplaces, and murals, or as an exterior design on buildings. This wide range of uses is possible because ceramic tiles are outstandingly durable.
Come See Our Huge Selection of Tiles
Tile flooring is a versatile product that offers unlimited styles, which makes it the perfect flooring material to create truly unique looks. The combination of a wide variety of colors, patterns, shapes, and designs along with flexibility in installation gives you the ability to be creative with tile design. Tile is durable, low maintenance, and perfect for homes prone to spills and splashes caused by children and pets.
When you visit Barb-Lin Carpet One Floor & Home one of our professional sales consultants can help you finalize your selection and ensure that your new floor will meet the needs of your space and lifestyle.