Tag: ceramic tile

Tile Kitchen Countertops

While many homeowners reserve tile for floors and backsplashes, tile countertops can be an excellent—and affordable—option. Ceramic tile is impervious to heat and water, and when properly glazed, it won’t stain. Proper sealant helps ensure grout won’t discolor or stain, and large-format tiles cover a lot of area with minimal grout lines. Still most popular out west, ceramic tile is a solid option worth a second look. Read More

Porcelain vs Ceramic: Do you know which is best to use?

When you look at tile most people don’t know the different benefits between porcelain and ceramic just that they are similar but the price can be significant.

The clay used in manufacturing are different, as well as, the temperatures used to bake them. One of the biggest difference is how much water they absorb, this can be very important when selecting which one to install and where. Porcelain absorbs less than 0.5% and ceramic 1 – 3% water.

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AKDO Tiles Are Far Beyond The Surface

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Akdo Tiles & Stone

At Plumbtile, we had a chance to see how AKDO’s has improved their tiles product line as well as their showroom. We also discovered that AKDO is coordinating with architects and designers known throughout the world for their innovative styles and designs for their tiles to create a brand that steps out of the box and embraces all projects both commercial and residential.

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