Tile has a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years. In its early forms, tile was produced from the pure clay gathered from the banks of a river bed. While tile is still manufactured from clay, gypsum, and other natural ingredients, complex machinery has revolutionized the manufacturing process.
With recent improvements in technology, producers have transformed tile from a basic product to a complex and aesthetically appealing one. Tile is produced in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Everything from large format 24” x 24” tiles to glass mosaics and planks replicating wood are available. Tile has become the fashion product in the industry.
Besides its styling, tile provides some obvious tangible benefits to flooring. It is extremely durable, easy to maintain, and has a nice lifecycle story. It also enables the consumer the flexibility to create unique and custom designs.