13 November, 2013

Wall And Floor Construction

I recently got some ceramic tile for free that the construction company was just going to throw away. How do I tell if they are wall or floor tile? I think it has something to do with the way the back of the tile looks, but I'm not sure. After looking around, I learned — In the Tile World today people use floor tile as wall tile at times depending on the design of the room. However a Wall Tile is thin in size however it may be thick depending on the type of material it is such as stone, marble, ceramic, etc it comes in all shapes and sizes and mainly ranges from 4×4's on up, Floor Tile is always a Thicker more heavier Tile and depending on the design or style it may be 6×6 on up If your not quite sure of the material you've you can take a piece of it to your local home depot or tile shop and ask them. They would be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions

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  1. Marcalo Johnson November 9, 2013 at 2:46 am #
    Wall tile is on the wall and floor tile is on the floor. Seriously, there's no real difference. Although, floor tiles are generally bigger (12+ inches square), although wall and counter tiles are like 4-6 inches square.
  2. Paulina Terrence November 9, 2013 at 10:07 am #
    Often it is only the size and shape that makes it different often floor tiles will not be rectangularfloor tiles are sometimes thicker so they dont crack as easywall tiles will often be glazed and slippery
  3. Valen Jackson November 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm #
    Wall tiles are mostly glazed (slick finish) while floor tiles are not. You don't want a real slick tile on the floor, especially in the bath or kitchen.