A tile is a thin flat slab, a piece of manufactured material used to decorate the interior and exterior of buildings. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, tiles were initially made of glazed or unglazed fired clay in the past; however modern tiles have also been made using ceramic, glass, asphalt, and asbestos cement. Tiles can be simple squares to complex mosaics as they have been historically used.
Interceramic had its origins in 1978 when parent company Internacional de Ceramica (ICSA) was found in Mexico. The founders and current C-level executives are the Almeida family. The company produced 13 million square feet of ceramic tile and wall tile. The company has grown tremendously over the years, and today, it is capable of producing over 250 million square feet of tile in Mexico and United States operations.
But why Interceramic Tiles has a reputation, history, and experience that do convey some reliability to their products. They have made investments into technology and boast the latest in their production process. Their latest manufacturing plant began operations in 2007. They claim that their kilns (of the new plant) are the largest in the world. Their production process revolves around a closed circuit system that allows flexibility to change according to market demand.
Tiles are relatively cheaper than the alternative hardwood flooring, It is a chance for renovators to save up a lot. Not only that but if you prefer the look of hardwood flooring, their tiles offer you products that mimic that exact look and feel. Tiling is old enough in the industry that you can trust they will perform reliably to a long life. Tiles are also heat resistant and do not absorb water the same way as wood has the capacity to.
Interceramic commits itself to be an eco-friendly product. Their products come green squared certified. They also subject their facilities to an audit process by independent third parties. They hope to assure architects and designers that their tile meets the industry’s standards.
Green squared (ANSI A138.1) is the industry standard for tiles that are sustainable. The standard is used for the range of products used in tile and tile installation materials. The standard uses the transparency and consensus of the ANSI process to check, validate and talk about products that have a positive impact on the environment. They cover every aspect of the tiling industry to establish sustainability criteria for the product’s entire life cycle.
Where to tile
Decide where the tile will be placed. The location of a tile also determines the type of materials you want to be used. Glass tiles, for example, are used in bathrooms and kitchens, since they are easily recyclable, whereas, stone and ceramic tiles are used for counters and floors. Ceramic tiles are waterproof, sturdy and are preferred for its surface’ allowance for decals and paint ornamentation.
Mosaic tiles have become increasingly popular. They work well on bathroom floors because they are easy to clean and provide traction in post shower wet environments. Porcelain tiles are a common choice for flooring. They have incredible strength and durability as well as added water resistant materials. They are rated for heavy to extra heavy traffic.
Whatever purpose you end up choosing, tiling solutions at Absolute Flooring will cater to your entire set of needs. Reach out to us via the web link and check out our selection of tiles for your renovating needs.