The word ‘ceramic’ is derived from the Greek word ‘keramos’, which also refers to ‘potter’, or ‘pottery’. Ceramic is made using clay that is fired in an oven and glazed afterwards. Some key benefits of ceramic are that it is aesthetically pleasing and requires little maintenance. Ceramic tiles are also heat-resistant, so is perfect as flooring in warm, tropical climates, as it remains cool to the feet. Browse Futar’s selection of excellent quality ceramic tiles – guaranteed to add a touch of class to your space.
Process of Making Ceramics and Tracing its History
Inorganic or non-metallic material, such as clay, is first shaped, then fired at a high temperature in an oven and glazed to produce ceramics. Ceramics was first created more than 20,000 years ago, one of the earliest materials conceived by humans. Thousands of centuries later in Mesopotamia and India, with the evolution of human societies, ceramic pots and vessels were used to store water.
Durable, Easy to Maintain and Eco-Friendly
Ceramic is a strong material known to last thousands of years. The type of bonds in this material make it much stronger than metals or plastic, allowing it to endure extreme temperatures, physical stress or contact with strong chemicals without losing its lustre. Because it’s durable, fewer replacements are required, making it also an eco-friendly material. Glazed ceramic tiles have a layer of protection that prevents water, dirt, liquids and stains from infiltrating through and destroying it – allowing you to maintain its shine through the years.
Design and Types of Ceramic Tiles
Ceramics for tile flooring is a versatile material choice that can suit a variety of different home styles, whether Mediterranean or Scandinavian. The type you choose depends on the look you’re going for. There are three types of ceramics: glazed, unglazed and porcelain. Glazed ceramics and glazed porcelain tiles can have matte, semi-gloss or high-gloss finishes. The textures and colours of ceramic tiles can also be modified to look like natural stone, marble or travertine.
Futar Offers a Wide Range of Quality Ceramic Tiles
Futar is your choice provider of ceramic tiles and we work with architects, contractors and homeowners to create beautiful homes in Singapore. We also offer a range of natural stone, engineered stone, as well as bathroom accessories. We would love to have a conversation with you about the type of interior you desire and how our products can help achieve this. Reach out to us today.