The production of a ceramic tile flooring involves high temperatures and varied kilns in the manufacturing processes. Making minor adjustments to substances and processes result in varying types of tiles such as brick, glass, cement, terra-cotta, and many others.
Ceramic is the most commonly used tile due to its affordability, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Ceramics tiles are offered in both porcelain or non-porcelain variations. In general, ceramic tiles made with 50 percent of white dust are porcelain. Porcelain tiles are typically found in private residences and are naturally durable and crack resistant. Non-porcelain tile flooring is very economical and affordable. These tiles are found in apartment or public buildings. Both types of ceramics come with a glaze or unglazed finish. Glazed tiles are much preferred because of their stain and scratch resistance.