Tiling is a practical and resistant floor covering for both indoors and outdoors. Tiles can be made of ceramic, porcelain, terracotta, natural or reconstituted stone, etc. There are a few basics to understand when talking about tiles, meaning a baked floor covering. There are three main categories of tiles: worked natural stone, stoneware and terracotta. Tiles are used to cover floors, walls, stairs and other surfaces. They vary according to their format, their constituent materials and their technical characteristics.
Tiling is used in kitchens and bathrooms because it is easy to clean. Floor tiles should have a non-slip surface. Outdoor tiles can withstand negative temperatures, making them particularly suitable for cold climates. Rainwater, oil and liquids run off low-porous tiles. Tiles made from porous materials should be treated so that they become non-absorbent.
The tiles you choose will largely depend on the atmosphere you want to achieve. For example, natural stone gives or red terracotta tiles create a warm environment. It is also important to take into account the use, either inside or outside, and the degree of humidity. Floors in high traffic areas should be covered with abrasion resistant tiles.
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