Tiles can be used in virtually any part of the house like bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, portico, foyer, drive way, drawing / living rooms, study, lobby, pooja room etc. They can be used both on the walls and floors. Some special tiles can be used in industries too.
Yes, it is definitely possible to fit new tiles on top of an old tiled floor provided that none of the underneath tiles are loose or uneven. However it is not advisable as the cost would be high and you would be reducing the headroom (height between the floor and the ceiling). However if you still want to go ahead, then see that the existing surface provides a good grip. If the existing flooring is of glazed tiles then they have to be roughened to give a good grip for the new floor.
There are some other factors also that you have to take into consideration before deciding to fit new tiles on an old tiled floor. The most important being the finished floor level. You need to allow for the thickness of the tiles that you are laying, plus approximately 6-12 mm for the cement slurry/adhesive, depending on the type of flooring to be laid. Once this thickness is added on top of your existing floor, will you still be able to open doors, etc.
The tiles can be either dry fixed or wet fixed. In dry fixing the tiles are fixed by using conventional cement mortar. In wet fixing this is done by using special adhesives that can fix tiles directly on the existing flooring.
Tiles can be laid with readily available spacers, thereby achieving a uniform gap, and the same can be grouted with suitable grouting compounds.
Ceramic Tile is the most durable flooring and facing material available. It is color permanent, abrasion resistant, and will not cut, tear, gouge or puncture. There are no seams to separate, and “little accidents” are easily cleaned.
No need to wax or polish glazed Tiles. Simply wiping glazed Tile with a damp sponge or sponge mop is all that is necessary for daily maintenance. In case stains persist if it is not removed with detergent, use diluted hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid.
To be used outdoors, the tile must be unglazed for floor use. Make sure the absorption rate is 0.5% or less.
We do not recommend because the floor tile is much heavier than a wall tile. It is less porous and absorbent. The chances to adhere to the vertical surface is lesser than in a wall tile. This will result in the floor tile being easily dislodged from the surface and also cracking. However it is an individual’s choice if he is still ready to take risks, he can use the floor tiles on the wall.
Well, design, color and size preference is based on purely individual or personal choice or taste. However here are some basic guidelines and tips on selecting the right design, colour and size for different applications.
- The tiles you choose should match with the existing, or intending decor of the room where they are to be used.
- In a plain area (areas devoid of furniture, an open area), you could use a pattern type or geometric tile design. This will help generate a little fullness where none existed before. By the same a plain tile will help calm down a busy and cluttered room.
- Larger tiles tend to look better in larger rooms, and converse is true for smaller size tiles.
When tile is installed properly it will not crack. It is possible to chip a tile when heavy objects are dropped on the surface.
There are different effects/ textures available for Ceramic tiles for Wall & Floor. Majority of them available are listed below:Effects available on Floor Tiles:
- Matt, High Matt
- Semi Glossy
- Reactive, Channel
- Luster, Colored Luster
- Smooth, Rustic
- Opaque, Transparent
- Embossed (Temptation, Impression, Creation, Sensation, Elation)
- 3D effect.
- Luster series with special gold and silver finish.
- Satin Matt.
- Smooth, Rustic.
- Opaque, Transparent.
Typically the following sizes of tiles are generally available in the market:
- Third fired luster tiles and listellos.
- Wall Borders (Varying sizes)
- Hexagonal shaped tiles
- Octagonal shaped tiles
- Floor Borders (Varying sizes)
Well there many benefits of using ceramics tiles, it is easy to laying, good looking, easy to maintain, large range for choice, No need to police after laying like natural stones ect.
Digital printing is new technology so that the sharpness of printing is improved, some special punch effects are also possible due to new printing technology ,so digital printed tiles are look very beautiful.