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Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic or non-porcelain tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in a kiln. Ceramic tiles are almost always finished with a durable glaze which carries the color and pattern. These ceramic tiles are used in both wall tile and floor tile applications, are softer and easier to cut than porcelain, and usually carry a PEI 0 to 3 rating. Non-porcelain ceramic tiles are usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic and are used as commercial ceramic tiles and generally have a relatively high water absorption rating making them less frost resistant. Ceramic tiles are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.

We carry a huge selection of ceramic tiles from Porcelanosa, FAP, Fiandre, Iris and so on.


Porcelanosa Ceramic Tiles:
Porcelanosa is the global leader and a trend setter in the manufacture of ceramic wall tiles. Our offering ranges from contemporary wall tiles and traditional wall tiles to commercial and residential bathroom wall tile or kitchen backsplash wall tiles. Porcelanosa is specialized in large size wall tiles with rectified edges that allow for minimum grout joint installations in the various wall tile textures and wall tile finishes available, our wide offering suits any style of choice. Realistic stone looking wall tiles, marble looking wall tiles, or modern metallic and textured wall tile finishes are achieved thanks to the ongoing efforts in research and development and Porcelanosa excellent standards of quality. The latest technologies allow for even thinner and lighter tiles that maintain the same strength capabilities that together with the use of the high definition ink system allow for event more realistic illustrations and colors. Technology, quality and durability are the defining characteristics of all the wall tiles that Porcelanosa manufactures and distributes throughout the world.

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FAP Ceramic Tiles:
Fapp ceramic wall tilesItalian ceramic tiles are flat sheets made from a mixture of clay, sand and other natural materials formed into the desired shape and size and then fired at a high temperature. They come in various sizes and with thicknesses of between 3mm and 20mm. Thanks to advanced production technologies, they are available in an almost unlimited variety of sizes, colors surfaces and decorative effects.

Although highly diverse, FAP Italian tiles essentially perform three different functions;
1. Aesthetic
They are part of the interior design project along with the other finishing materials
2. Technical
They are able to withstand the stresses produced by the people who use the spaces without suffering damage or deterioration
3. Functional
They are hygienic and capable of effectively withstanding foot traffic, frost fire and the elements. New photovoltaic functions, although these are currently limited to a niche market. 

Finadre Ceramic Tiles:
Fiandre wall tilesFiandre is making its entry into the future, in its "second" 50 years of history, following the natural evolution of this path with the launch of a new generation ceramic, both with the revolution represented by the eco-active materials Active Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™, which enrich Fiandre slabs with bactericidal and anti-pollution characteristics, and with the creation of the Maximum collection, which focuses on a new extraordinary format, the largest ever made. With a generous surface area of 4.5 m2, each 300x150 cm slab is evidence of the evolution of a material that can now respond to the requirements of a design world that is constantly developing. 

Iris Ceramic Tiles:
Iris ceramic tilesRespect for the environment is a result of the great value Iris Ceramica has always recognised in the land where it is based: a land rich in clays and home to a tradition of working with ceramics which dates back thousands of years, as demonstrated by remains of kilns from Republican Rome. Ceramic is in fact a natural product, a combination of earth and fire, a human creation which marries, protects and draws on the vital elements that surround us.
Technological innovation is an attempt to improve quality of life in order to guarantee a future “on a human scale”. Artistic talent serves the beauty of nature as well as serving humanity. Because beauty is always sustainable.
Iris Ceramica tiles have been certified compliant with the requirements of the Green Building Council’s LEED sustainability protocol. Iris Ceramica is a full member of the Green Building Council Italia.

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