Tile comes in various colors, textures, thicknesses, sizes, and materials. Tile is one of the most diverse design components accessible, ranging from pure shiny whites to linen-textured blue or green, geometric and futuristic to the old country and rustic. Tiles are commonly utilized as flooring in kitchens, baths, parking lots, and rooftops, as well as tabletops in the kitchen. Porcelain, ceramic, glass, stone, and metal are all used to make tiles. We may utilize tiles for any design style because they come in various sizes. Also, In the summer, tile acts as a natural room air conditioner since its hard surface repels heat and emits delightfully cold temperatures. On a hot, humid day, the coolness of a high-quality floor tiles will make every shower seem more refreshing.

Types and uses of tiles 

1. Ceramic tile | Floor Tiles

Ceramic tiles are among the most widely used clay-based tiles. They are extracted, processed, and moulded for use. Their ability to suit practically any interior decoration.. Ceramic tiles’ most important characteristics are their extended lifespan, variety of usage, and significant resistance to scratching and damage. They are strong enough to survive years of continual foot usage. Furthermore, they provide a wide range of design options. Ceramic tiles are frequently used as floors, backsplashes, countertops, worktops, and bathrooms.

Price Range:INR 19 to 500/sq.ft

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2. Quartzite tile

Quartzite is a type of rock that provides a natural but attractive appearance for flooring applications.Quartzite is a type of rock that provides a natural but attractive appearance for flooring applications. Its excellent durability, beauty, and wear resistance make it a preferred choice for residential flooring tile installations, especially in the kitchen.

Price Range: INR 80 to 500 per sq.ft

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3. Terrazzo tile

Terrazzo tiles are made of various materials, the most common of which are granite, marbles, glass, and quartz. The end product is a long-lasting, smooth, bright, and appealing surface perfect for public structures. However, due to its slick nature, it is not the most significant sort of tile material for house installation. Curing and polishing are all part of the preparation procedure.It is strongly recommended to be used in toilets because of its anti-slippery properties.

Price Range : INR 25 to 450 per sq.ft

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4. Marble tile | Floor Tiles

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Marble, sometimes considered one of the most costly natural stone tile materials, is an attractive and dramatic choice, exuding elegance and flair that is difficult to imitate with other materials. Marble, which is heavily veined with rich mineral lines, is formed under tremendous heat and pressure – and can resist the heat and stress of daily life rather well. Perhaps no other form of tile can as significantly enhance a place as marble tile. The natural stone provides tremendous depth and contrast, presenting a brilliant array of colour veining, and is naturally available in a wide range of colours, including green, grey, beige, white, and black. When choosing marble tiles or slabs, look for any rough areas that may require extra sealing to prevent stains owing to the porous quality of the material.This can be used anywhere in the house except in Bathrooms because of its slippery nature.

Price Range : 38 to 383 per sq.ft

5. Onyx tile

Onyx tiles resemble marble tiles because they are made of a transparent, calciferous stone called onyx. The onyx stone’s high mineral density results in a distinctive transparent look, making it ideal for usage in the living area. However, due to the stone’s fragility, it lacks the rigidity necessary for a tile. Onyx tiles have various surface types, each with features that dictate its application. They come in various hues and are commonly used inside and for mild traffic flooring applications. However, the colours must be blended to create a beautiful colour diversity.

Price Range: inr 83 to 800 per sq.ft


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6. Porcelain tile | Floor Tiles

Porcelain is a higher-quality clay ceramic tile. Porcelain tiles are more lasting and expensive than red clay ceramic rivals because they are made with a more significant proportion of silica and quartz and heated at a high temp. Porcelain tile is a chameleon in terms of colour and pattern. When polished, etched, and texturized, Porcelain tiles can mimic hardwood planks, pricey marble, or commercial bricks.

Price Range: INR 23 – 400 per sq.ft


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