A ceramic surfacing unit, usually relatively thin in relation to facial area, made from clay or a mixture or clay; and other ceramic material, called the body of the tile, having either a "glazed" or "unglazed" face, and fired about red heat in the course of manufacture to a temperature sufficiently high to produce specific physical properties and characteristics.
A ceramic, glazed or unglazed paver, quarry or mosaic tile resistant to abrasion and impact.
A rich or strong cementitious or chemically setting mix used for filling tile joints.
The densest of all tile types.
Color goes all the way through
the tile. Withstands temperature
extremes. May be used outdoors
Tile with a fused impervious facial finish composed of ceramic materials, fused into the body of the tile which may be a non-vitreous, semi-vitreous, vitreous, or impervious body. The glazed surface may be clear, white, or colored.
Generally 2" x 2" or smaller. Offers great potential for the use of two or more colors in a tile design.
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A term used to describe the bonding of tile with suitable materials.
Unglazed Quarry Tile
Hard and dense with a uniform composition. Available with various surface treatments and textures. Does not offer as much protection against stains as glazed tile. Often used outdoors.