Classic tiles are made from clay that is molded and baked at searing hot temperatures. This produces a smooth and extremely hard surface. Like glass, clay contains silicate minerals. Ceramic and porcelain are comprised of phyllosilicates that melt during the firing process to create a smooth, durable surface. Many porcelain and ceramic tiles are glazed, which has certain benefits and drawbacks. Marble, granite and travertine are timeless natural materials that appear in famous monuments and buildings. Today, anyone can have these beautiful flooring materials installed in his or her home. Each has an elegant look and individual surface features. Granite tiles are made from the king of all stones. This igneous rock is one of the hardest and most durable materials known to man. By definition, granite contains 20 percent quartz that produces the attractive crystalline flecks that give polished granite its distinctive appearance. Due to its extreme hardness, polished granite tiles offer the ideal combination of elegance and durability. This makes granite an ideal choice for high-traffic areas.
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