How to choose tile?
It is very important to know little bit about the tile before choosing the one & subsequent questions will help you understanding the same, though there are certain basic tips that will help you while you are in the market. a. Always know your home/flats and it's room/spaces try not to go against the style of your room-work with it. b. Tile sizes should be chosen as per room like small sizes for kitchen & room, while in living and bedroom which are relatively larger you can experiment with sizes. c. Color: Consider how you want overall ambience to be like serene, calm, or mood specific, until there is any highliter area, try using same color family for over all cohesive inviroment d. Grout: Grout size and color play very important part in creating overall ambience if you want to highlight tile shape & design contrasting color works, while if you want subtle & seamless feel e. Texture & pattern: Glazed tiles provide plethora of finishes, patterns and textures, it isvery important to choose tiles which not only complements room & overall amabines but finishes which suits it's functionality, while polish & matt finish suits kitchen, bathroom & overall floors where cleaning is more importnat, you can choose plethora of finsihes in other walls. Rooms where there is less direct natural light or darker areas gloss finish tiles or tiles with lighter shades work well, while in bedroom you can highlight a portion while rest of the area can be little little lighter tiles in similar shades.

How to clean and maintain tiles for long service?
Somany tile being alkali and weather resistance need minimal care, but to clean and maintain it for longer time, always clean tile with mild detergent, branded floor cleaner with household mop preferably fluffy dust mop (*Avoid using metallic or rough mops), Keep fresh water and detergent and keep changing as dirt accumulated in mop will stain the floor. Another way to clean the tiles are using vaccum cleaner.

To maintain the tile always use following precautions for longevity of tiles
  • Clean floor regularly
  • Avoid using concentrated mix of detergent with high alkali and acid properties
  • Use Door Mats
  • Avoid spilling pointed objects
  • Avoid shoes indoors (*You can use room slippers)
  • Always pay attention to grouts during cleaning or any heavy object movement.
  • Use rugs around living rooms and bedrooms.

  • What is Ceramic Tile?
    Ceramic tiles  as the name suggest are made up of clay, though with continous innovation and technological breakthrough more elements are added to make it more reliable and durable. Glaze is applied in the surface which helps not only protect  the ceramic body but also helps in experimenting with wide varity of color & applications.
    What is Vitrified Tile?
    Vitrified tiles are very similar to ceramic tiles but with very low porosity and works as perfect alternative to granite, stone & marbles. These tiles are manufacturued with clay been mixed with quartz feldspar and silica before heated in the kiln. These extra ingredients melt, creating a glass element making it very hard and resistant to any type of absorption.
    What is the difference between wall & floor tiles?
    As such no tile is manufactured specifically for wall & floor but there are set standards like durability, strength & water absorption which determines how many foot steps a tile can hold apart from that type of application done on glazed surface also determines it's functionality, ties with heavy punch and mostly rectangular tiles are universally accepted for wall where as matt & gloss tiles with vitrfied body and PEI more than 3 are accepted for floor tiles. To know more about PEI or group please refer as follows The tiles are a few different scales and classifications of tile strength, but the Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI) rating is probably the most commonly used. It rates tiles on a scale from zero to five, and each rating has criteria for their suggested use based on the wear and tear they can handle. Let’s take a look at it in a bit more detail:
    • PEI 0: Only wall tiles.
    • PEI 1: Mainly wall tile and floor with very low foot traffic
    • PEI 2: Floor but should be avoided with heavey items or heavey booth ideal for kitchen, Varanda
    • PEI 3: Well suited for livingroom, bedroom and practically anywhere inside home
    • PEI 4: Can withstand heavy foor traffic but still limited in application and styles
    • PEI 5: Practically withstand all traffic, be it indoor or outdoor like shopping mall, restraunt etc
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