Many homeowners are choosing to go with hexagonal ceramic tile floorings. When choosing hexagonal ceramic tile flooring you will have a select choice of patterns, colors, and sizes to choose from. Ceramic tile floors date back to ancient customs and were some of the earliest floors used in houses. Hexagonal ceramic tiles make beautifully patterned floors because of the layout and details that come about when they are installed.
Some people become confused with hexagonal ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles. A hexagonal ceramic tile is made from clay and kiln fired. They are then glazed and their pattern is sealed. A hexagonal ceramic tile is easier to cut then porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles are made from the dust from porcelain clay.
Ceramic tile is becoming the number one floor covering. Because these tiles are made in the kiln, they are fire proof and have natural anti bacterial qualities. They are great for preventing bacteria and germs because they are non porous and are not hospitable to these germs.
You can choose hexagonal ceramic tile in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Many ceramic tiles may look just like stones, slate, or marble. You can use these tiles for kitchens, bathrooms, and any room.
Ceramic tile is not just for your floors either. Ceramic tiles look beautiful on walls and countertops. If you are curious about where you can install your ceramic tile, its good to know that there is a rating system that lets you know where your tile is best suited.
- Class 0 means that the tiles are very soft and should not be used on floors.
Class 1 means that it is very light and can only have gentle traffic.
Class 2 is light traffic and means the tiles are suitable for slippers only.
Class 3 is between light and moderate traffic.
Class 4 is for moderate to heavy traffic. This tile can be used in areas where a lot of activity, including abrasion, may take place. This includes floors and countertops.
Class 5 rating is for ceramic tiles that are used for floors that will receive heavy traffic, this may be residential or commercial.