7 Interesting Facts About Tiles
Facts 1: Tiles started off with hand-made Clay bricks that were dried beneath the sun while glaze was produced during the Shang-Yin Dynasty (1523-1028 BC).
Facts 2: Granite is volcanic (or Igneous) rock.
Facts 3: The word “ceramics comes from the Greek word *Keramos” meaning *Pottery,” “Potter’s Clay, or “a Potter.”
Facts 4: The density of porcelain tile makes it suitable for exteriors in freezing climates
Facts 5: The sparkling effect of Quartzite on tiles is achieved through a combination of special materials and tile printing technology
Facts 6: The natural textures on tiles can be produced by using limestone – a layered rock, as they are minerals from the earth’s surface of over a thousand years or can be reproduced through tile printing.
Facts 7: Quarry tile is made from natural clay or shale are typically harder than ordinary clay bricks, due to the minerals used and the high firing temperatures.