En caustic tiles, in which the pattern on the surface is created by using different colours of clay, first appeared in Europe in the late 19th century.

This is Ca’ Pietra’s first ever collection of hand-made decorative tiles made using the ‘encaustic’ technique with cement in which the pattern is inlaid into the body of the tile, so that the design and colour remain over a longer period of time even with extensive wear.

These are different from ceramic tiles in the way that they are created. Ceramic tiles are made such that surface pattern is the product of the finishing glaze printed on the surface and not the actual tile itself. Whereas with these, the pattern continues throughout the depth of the tile and as a result wears much better. Contact us today for more information.

Ceramic tiles are one of the most popular types of material used in the home, but have you ever stopped to find out what exactly they are? With so many shapes, styles and designs to choose from, it’s always important to know what it is you’re buying.

Fortunately, we’re here to do just that. We will teach you all you need to know about ceramic tiles, including what they are and why they’re such a popular material to use.

What are Ceramic Tiles?

Ceramic tiles are comprised of sand, natural products and clays. They are then moulded into the desired shape before being fired in a kiln. Once this process has finished, they are either glazed or left au natural in an unglazed form. Glazed ceramic tiles tend to be the more popular option of the two, but the choice really comes down to the individual involved and the overall look they’re going for.

Why are they good to use?

The popularity of ceramic tiles isn’t unjustified – they are well deserving of their merit as a highly effective building material. Here are four of the main reasons why:

  1. They are incredibly durable.
  2. They are highly resistant.
  3. They retain their colour for life.
  4. They are very easy to clean.

How can I have some installed?

Here at The Tile Emporium, we have rejuvenated our ceramic wall tile displays with these fantastic rustic glazed and crackle glazed brick tiles:

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If you are interested in any of these tiles and would like to have them installed, please
get in touch with a member of our team either online or by visiting our store in Reigate.

Porcelanosa tiles may be one of the most popular types of material when it comes to interior design, but what exactly are they? And where did they come from?

We’re here to answer both these questions and more, helping you learn all you need to know about the beautiful building material. Let’s get started.

What are Porcelanosa Tiles?

Porcelanosa tiles come from the aptly-named Porcelanosa – one of the leading suppliers of tiles across the globe. Founded in Villarreal back in 1973, the Spanish manufacturer have a strong philosophy for designing building materials which combine beauty and originality.

These two characteristics can be found throughout the entire range of Porcelanosa products – whether it be a ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, or mosaic design.

Why are they good to use?

The popularity of Porcelanosa tiles isn’t unmerited – they are one of the most popular and effective building materials for good reason. Here are four reasons why:

  1. They offer a high quality.
  2. They are incredibly durable.
  3. They feature a unique, original design.
  4. They represent innovation at its finest.

Where can I get them?

Here at The Tile Emporium, we stock the newest products from the Porcelanosa design collection, including the two stunning ceramic wall tiles shown below:

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If you are interested in having these tiles installed at your property, please
get in touch with a member of our team either online, or visit our store in Reigate for a closer look yourself.

We have found these spectacularly large Porcelain wood planks manufactured by a small Italian company, they are 1.8m long and come in 200 or 300mm widths. We have 4 colours available and are an absolute must see, they dwarf any other faux wood effect tile we have found. We know we are the only stockists of this tile in Surrey so make sure you come and have a look at these fantastic tiles.

 

 

Here at The Tile Emporium we are always striving to stay on top of new and rising trends in the architectural and design markets. Because of this we are constantly renewing our stock and showroom to fit in with these style movements. We have recently acquired a new porcelain range with a Lappato semi-polished finish from Stone Crest Marble.

These tiles are suitable for both walls and floors and come in 4 colours called; Bone, Drk Grey, Lt Grey and Anthracite. They are perfectly suited for Bathrooms and kitchens as the semi-polished finish gives a surface that can easily be cleaned and maintained as well as having grip similar to that of a matte tile.

Come down and visit our Reigate showroom to view this new range. All details are available in our showroom, over the phone or via email, we hope to see you soon.

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