Are you looking for great flooring products for your home but aren’t sure how to move forward? Don’t worry, this blog will help you make the right decision and save money.
Vitrified tiles have many advantages over other flooring options on the market. They can give you the same look-and-feel of popular in-demand flooring products like marble, granite, wood or brick – and require the least maintenance.
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So what makes vitrified tiles so special?
Vitrified tiles are a modern-day version of ceramic tiles. Like ceramic tiles, they are made from clay – but also include elements like quartz, silica and feldspar (also found in granite). These elements, when baked at high temperatures, melt and fuse into a hard, glass type product. This makes the tiles strong, durable and highly resistant to water – as well as extremely versatile in terms of shape, design and texture.
Vitrified tiles are the most popular alternative to natural flooring products. They are gradually taking over ceramic tiles, made from earthen clay, and do not contain elements like quartz, silica and feldspar. As a result, ceramic tiles are not as strong, durable or water resistant as vitrified tiles. To overcome this, ceramic tiles now contain extra glazing for added protection and elegance. Being cheaper than vitrified tiles, they are a great and a highly popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms and verandas.
The seven things that make vitrified tiles such a fabulous flooring option for your home are:
You can get vitrified tiles in both glossy and matt finish. The colour and texture of vitrified tiles can highlight or subdue the spatial qualities, thereby allowing you to balance the lighting and aesthetics of your room to your taste.
You can, for example, enhance or underplay natural or electric lighting, depending on the ambience you want in your room – light glossy colours to enhance brightness and darker matts to underplay it. And the choices are endless!
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Vitrified tiles are not only functional and durable but also extremely beautiful and elegant. You can get them in a host of popular in-demand textures – such as stone (marble, granite, etc.) wood and brick (as mentioned above) – as well as finished effects, such as:
* http://www.icctas.com/faq.htmlCommon Shapes & Sizes
And just in case you’re wondering what the most commonly bought shapes and sizes are, take a look at some of the popular ones in India:
Vitrified tiles can burn a hole in your pocket if you want something truly spectacular, but chances are good that you will get a fabulous flooring option within the ? 50-200 per square foot price range.
Vitrified tiles are clearly more affordable than natural flooring products like marble, granite and wood. It is for this reason that they are among the most preferred flooring option both at a global and national level, and account for almost 50% of the total tile sales by value in India.
And that’s another reason why we so strongly recommend vitrified tiles for your home!
*Approximate prices, likely to vary from one location to another
The hidden flaws of natural flooring products may often go unnoticed until months after you’ve bought them – by which time it can be too late. This is a lot less likely to be so with their machine made counterparts.Summary
Vitrified tiles are a more cost-effective alternative to natural flooring products like marble, granite and wood. They are cheaper to buy, install and maintain than natural flooring products. And because they are manufactured under controlled conditions using the latest technology, they are structurally more consistent – unlikenatural flooring materials which – while they are beautiful, elegant and timeless – are prone to natural defects that may not immediately be visible, especially to the untrained eye.
Vitrified tiles come in the widest possible range of designs, colours, textures and finishes, which helps you to customize your interiors and exteriors any which way you want. Their hard and non-porous structure gives them extra strength, so they look like-new for the most part of their life.
Now that you’ve read the 7 fabulous reasons to choose vitrified tiles for your home, please tell us what other great reasons you can think of that make these tiles so special – or not so special! Do let us know – we always love to hear from our readers!
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