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Designing Floors with Ceramic Tiles

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<P>Ceramic tile are made of glazed clay. These tiles are very strong and stay for long. Ceramic tiles are available in verities of color and designs so they are widely used for designer floor.&nbsp;&nbsp; </P>
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<H2>Tile Designing</H2>There are many tile design ideas for floor. Ceramic tiles can be used to enhance and beautify a home or business area. For anyone who is interested in finding perfect type of tile flooring, it is truly his work to cut the tiles out because there are many shapes of tiles which he can use.&nbsp;
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<P>Let’s start by saying that there are many types of floor tiles. Tiles can be used within any location of a home such as in bathrooms, living rooms, dining areas and kitchens. It can be used in basements as well as on walls. Depending on the area and location you can plan to install ceramic tile flooring according to requirement and design.</P>
<P>Secondly, we say ceramic tile is one of most commonly used floor tiles. It is doubtlessly one of the strongest and most reliable flooring options. It is often easy to clean and takes a good beating. Consider the following floor tile design ideas with ceramic tiles.</P>
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<H2>Decide the Tile and Layman</H2>At first, you’ll need to choose right tile. Consider several elements such as color and texture. Often you will have a pattern in the way they are laid. Sometimes you can find accent pieces to fit within design as well. Once you have done this, you’ll need to make important decision of the project. Will you do it yourself or hire a professional to do it? You can do it yourself with great success if you know about adhesives, tools, layout of floor, and how to install the tiles. A floor that is not laid correctly will crack or buckle after sometime.
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<H2>Apply Interesting Textures</H2>As for different choices that are available to you in tiles. You can go with a theme for the kitchen, for example, that is apples or roosters. You can choose tiles for your bathroom that are shells or even fish. If you are looking for ‘tiling’ choices for your floors in living room or dining room, consider different patterns and geometrical designs. You can simply choose a color that you love as well. There are also other aspects to consider as well. The quality of tiles is important. Thin tile takes less abuse.
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<P>All in all, choosing ceramic tile flooring for your home is a fabulous floor design idea. Anyone who plans to do it by self simply needs to know right procedure to set the tiles. There are few flooring options that will allow you so much benefit in style, color, and durability as tile flooring will. </P>
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<H2>Ceramic Tiles </H2>Ceramic tiles have gradually developed through whole flooring industry. These tiles are extensively used as flooring material nowadays. These have certain excellent properties given below.
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<H3><U>Strength:</U></H3>Ceramic floors are extremely strong. They have a breaking strength of about 350-400 kg/cm2.&nbsp;</DIV></LI><BR>
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<H3>Stain free:</H3></U>Ceramic floors are easiest to clean. They are stain free. They are acid and alkali resistant.&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3>Scratch resistance:</H3></U>These tiles have a very high scratch resistance and their hardness is about 6-7 on Moh's scale (A measure of a mineral hardness and its resistance to scratching).&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3><U>Light weight:</U></H3>Ceramic floors are just 7.5mm thick. This requires a thinner floor sheet than that of mosaic/marble flooring.</LI><BR>
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<H3><U>Easy washing:</U></H3>Ceramic floors have very low water absorption and are very easy to clean. These floors being electro statically neutral do not attract dust.&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3><U>Bacteria free:</U></H3>Ceramic floors are bacteria free since no bacteria can grow on them. This is excellent flooring for hospitals, operation theaters, industrial kitchens, deep freezing go-downs etc.&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3><U>Insulation:</U></H3>Ceramic tiles are very good insulators. Moreover specific heat is about 0.12 which improves efficiency of air-conditioning.&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3>Fire proof:</H3></U>Ceramic tiles are fired at 1900C and are completely fireproof.&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3><U>Acoustics:</U></H3>These tiles have a very high sound factor which helps in elimination of echoes-ideally for auditoriums and big halls.&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3>Easy lying:</H3></U>These tiles are easy to lay and ready for live-in use within 48 hours after lying. These are available in various shades.&nbsp;</LI><BR>
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<H3><U>Anti-slip:</U></H3>Unlike white glazed tiles, ceramic floor tiles are salt glazed and are anti-slip and non-skid.</LI></UL>
<P>With innumerable combinations available in terms of design, color and finish, a designer can extend his imagination by creating unique wall and floor design using ceramic tiles.&nbsp; </P>
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<H2>Advantages of Ceramic Tiles</H2>
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<LI>&nbsp;Easy to clean.</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Light weight.</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Scratch resistant.&nbsp;</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Acid and alkali resistant&nbsp;</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Dust-free being neutral electro statically.</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Bacteria free since no bacteria can grow on them.&nbsp;</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Very strong sustaining a breaking strength of about 350-400 kg/cm2.&nbsp;</LI>
<LI>Very good insulators as these improve efficiency of air-conditioning.&nbsp;</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Highly fire proof since these tiles are at fired at 1900 Celsius.</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Easy to lay and ready for live-in use within 48 hours.</LI>
<LI>&nbsp;Available in various shades and look very stylish. <BR></LI></UL></STRONG> ;
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