WHERE DO CERAMIC FLOORS COME FROM?Wilson Velez
Ceramic in building construction is considered a material that for the moment has no substitutes. Its high resistance, easy cleaning, low maintenance, and decorative value make it a timeless element.
A bit of history about ceramic floors
Since ancient times, we learned to use mud as an element for all kinds of constructions. In the beginning, only a mixture of earth and water was used to make a hard paste that was used to build houses. Later they added branches or manes and segmented them, giving origin to bricks. Later in history, they used stone, and in this way, the constructions became stronger and bigger.
Later the brick material was combined with clay and thus tiles were born. They quickly became popular because of their beauty and were not only used as construction, also as decorative elements for all spaces. Many of the old buildings preserve exquisite designs made with tiles and they are an element of wealth.
With the Greeks and Romans, mosaics emerged. They perfected the technique and managed to make compositions of small tiles of great beauty, many of which we have managed to admire today in temples and palaces.
The handmade is very popular nowadays, but ceramic floors have been industrialized, so we can have ceramic floors of all kinds and for any environment, because now the ceramic floors come in all presentations.
So if you prefer a warm atmosphere like wood, there are ceramic floors to cover the walls.
If you prefer a more modern texture, ceramic floors can offer marble, stone, or cobblestone textures. Everything is possible.
There are ceramics for interiors that allow the atmosphere to remain warm. Also, you can get ceramics for exterior use, which do not allow the passage of heat or cold.
The ceramics industry is the oldest of mankind and has developed over the centuries.
Ceramic is one of the favorite materials in construction and decoration.
The importance of ceramics in the construction of buildings is such that it can exceed the useful life of the building. Ceramic is the best-suited material for walls and floors, due to its durability and functionality.
Ceramic Floors are sustainable
Ceramics is a sustainable material, because of its durability and because its waste is recyclable and reusable.
Because of its designs, ceramics is the cladding material of choice for building constructors as it can vary in textures, colors, and designs, which provides variety when building and creating.
Ceramics and porcelain tiles have almost no water absorption and are resistant to climatic changes. These floors also, are very resistant to abrasion, the passage of time, and require almost no maintenance. Both ceramic and porcelain tile offers a wide variety of advantages to the construction industry.
How to install ceramics floors?
Philadelphia Flooring Solutions has all the answers, as we are specialists in these installations. To install ceramic floors the key is in the correct planning of the work to define where to start, and where it is convenient to leave the cuts of the ceramic tiles so that they are in the least visible places.
Removing old ceramics is important
It is not good to install ceramic tiles on top of old ceramic, because eventually, the floor will come loose because the adhesive needs a more porous surface for a good grip. Our team knows this, so they will clean the space and be sure to remove the old tiles.
The surface must be prepared, the floor and/or wall must be completely level, and otherwise, the new ceramic tile will not be properly installed.
The surface must be chipped: Ceramic tiles need a porous and irregular surface to adhere well, so it is important to chip concrete walls and floors. This work is done by tapping with a combo and chisel.
After this process our installation team proceeds to place measurements and glue, to begin installing the tiles.
If you want something special, consult with us, we can give you advice and budget according to your needs and also choose the material directly in our showroom.