Each type of ceramic tile plays a different role

Before making or purchasing ceramic tiles for your home, it is in your best interest to choose wisely between the different types of tiles. The different choices presented to you are alumina, silicon, zirconia, silicon nitride and boron carbide. Believe it or not, each and every one of these types of ceramic tiles play a different role in accommodating your home. Below are the descriptions of the different types of ceramic tiles you can choose from.

Alumina Tiles

This particular type of tile is lined with an all natural rubber compound which helps reduce the impact of noise vibrations and small abrasions. The rubber compound gives the tiles shock absorption capability, which in return makes it the perfect addition to any households with children. Alumina tiles also are resistant to chemical corrosion which helps the tiles to have a longer life span.

Silicon Carbide

Silicon carbide tiles have a very hard surface and a high thermal conductivity. This type of tile is extremely popular to all home owners and manufactures that are in search of durable products.


Zirconia tiles have a low thermal conductivity, amazing frictional conduct and has an extremely tough surface that is needed for a strong floor structure. These tiles are excellent for bathroom and kitchen areas in your home or business.

Silicon Nitrade

This tile in particular is extremely shock resistant and popular to manufactures that are in need of tiles that have a low thermal conductivity and that are resistant to molten metals.

Boron Carbide

This tile has the hardest surface out of all the tile types and is extremely resistant to wear. Although the surface is very tough, the tile can easily become brittle because of thermal shock failure.

Popular Right Now

Choosing Glazed or Unglazed Ceramic Tiles

Choosing Glazed or Unglazed Ceramic Tiles

Outside areas often experience rainy days. Glazed tiles might prove to be a hazard in these areas.

Creating Beautiful Ceramic Tile Patterns

Creating Beautiful Ceramic Tile Patterns

Optical illusions can be created by using light colored tiles to make a smaller room in your house seem larger

Creating Your First Ceramic Tile

Creating Your First Ceramic Tile

Before you create your tile, you should first figure out the area in which you would like the tiles to be placed.

Around the Web

  • Mishima Japanese ceramics
    Mishima pottery is created by inlaying a slip of contrasting colour into lines incised in leather-hard clay