Ceramic tile is being installed at an increasing rate throughout the new construction of Phoenix homes. It’s also picking up popularity with remodels and renovations.
Using a kiln the tiles are heated to upwards 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Throughout this process the tiles begin to get their vibrant colors and design texture. This used to be a process that would take two to three hours; nowadays it takes less than an hour.
This is the process of scanning tiles and eliminating tiles that don’t make the cut. Irregularities such as shape, textures and weak tiles that don’t meet standards are spotted and flagged for disposal.
So, What's New with Ceramic Tile?
What has changed is the design quality. Inkjet printing has allowed for precise high-definition imprints. This is the technology that allows for ceramic tiles to imitate faux stone or wood.
As it relates to shape, one of the newest trends is tiles that have retro designs and bright colors. This style is slowly replacing the old-school rectangular subway style tile.
With the new printing technology, the sky's the limit. Tiles that have pop art or comic strips are just some of the new tiles trending the market.
Here are some fun new trends that we can expect to see more of, thanks to the technology of HD inkjet printing.
by: Juan Gonzalez, Owner of Gonzalez & Sons Flooring and Design
If you live in the Phoenix area, feel free to contact us for a free in-home consultation to discuss your ceramic tile options. Gonzalez & Sons is a trusted installer of flooring throughout Phoenix area.
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