Tuesday, 12 June 2018

CEMENT TILES V/S CERAMIC TILES

Flooring forms an integral part of the overall design of any space. It plays a very important role in interior design and in setting the look and feel of the space. Tiles that stand out from the crowd, add character and style to your room! They should be an extension of who you are and should be able to tell your story for years to come. This is where quality comes into the picture. At Bharat floorings, we bring you classic and contemporary handcrafted cement tiles with various designs and colour options that are not only long lasting but also easy to maintain. We are sure you must be wondering, what are cement tiles?  And, how are they different from ceramic tiles? Of course, they look alike no doubt, but alas they are very different from each other from the making procedure to the application process and everything in between!

The cement tiles at Bharat floorings are one of a kind tiles that impart a luxurious look and feel to any space. These tiles are made by hand, one at a time, using mineral pigments, cement, a mould, and a hydraulic press. This is an artisanal product handmade by craftsmen using traditional methods. This is the reason behind the uniqueness of our tiles. Even the metal moulds are handmade following specific design drawings. Therefore, new moulds for designs can take about 20 days to make depending on the intricacy of the pattern. Cement tiles, being handmade will have irregularities in the design which give them character and uniqueness. They will have a rich but handcrafted appearance.

The setting process of cement, like heating of some Chinese or Japanese porcelain glazes, creates fine cracks known as crazing. This does not weaken the tile in any way but gives the tile an antique look. Because of variations in shade of the colours and cement that we receive, the tiles you get may vary in colour from the display tiles viewed by you at the time of ordering. Replicating the exact shade is never possible, so we recommend that you order extra tiles and store them for future needs.
Everyone always has the same question in mind, i.e are ceramic tiles and cement tiles the same? No, they are actually completely different.


At Bharat Floorings and Tiles, we ONLY make handcrafted cement floorings. 


The differences between the two are as follows –
 
CEMENT TILES
CERAMIC TILES
Cement tiles are mostly hand-made.
Ceramic tiles are mostly mass produced.
Cement tiles are made using a process where coloured cement is filled into a mould, up to a certain depth.
Ceramic tiles are made using prints and then glazed. 

In terms of durability - Cement tiles can last up to 60 to 70 years due to the thickness of the pattern layer. 

In ceramic tiles, the pattern would last as long as the glaze does not wear off.
Cement tile patterns have slight variations due to the handmade nature of the process.
Ceramic tile prints tend to be uniform in all tiles.
Cement tiles at BFT are made with different pigments and colour shades i.e organic and inorganic colour pigments. We buy the best available pigments and blend these for hours in giant mixers.
Ceramic tiles are made with red, brown, or white clay and can be either glazed or unglazed, and are fired in a kiln.
These tiles can be customised as per your designs and colour combination.
 Most ceramic tiles are mass produced, so the scope for customisation is low.
Cement tiles are very easy to maintain, all you need is plain water or our in-house cleansing solution to maintain the beautiful shine of the flooring.
These tiles are also low- maintenance.


 We hope now the difference between the two is clearer. BFT specializes in manufacturing handcrafted cement tiles which are available in an array of colour combinations and designs suiting the interiors of the space, ranging from minimalistic designs to bold patterns and more! The quality, of course, is unmatched as you may have come to realize! What else do you need to make a beautiful space? Like Jonathan Adler said, “Life should be chic, glamorous and colourful. And so should your HOME!” We totally agree with that. Give your home that much-awaited transformation with BFT’s extensive range of tiles.

To know more about our designs and pattern you can check out our website- https://www.bharatfloorings.com/

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