These bathroom ceramic tiles (and wall murals) can be imported from exotic Tunisia, North Africa. They are hand painted in 4inX4in tiles, 4inX8in tiles, 6inX6in tiles.
Bathroom ceramic tiles are fired twice. The first time is to select the qualitative pottery. The second firing takes place after painting the tiles and laying a thin shiny coating for glazing, thus the color remains permanent, and the glazed surface becomes scratch resistant. They can be used in bathroom countertops, shower walls, bath flooring, and swimming pools and spas.
Tiles come from a mixture of clays, are pressed into shape and fired at high temperatures which gives it hardness. The bisque (body) of ceramic tile may then be glazed, or left unglazed depending on the intended use. Among the types of tiles, the ceramic mosaic tiles that are less than 6 inches facial area and may be either porcelain or natural clay composition and usually are 3/8″ or less in thickness.
The most common style today is in 4in X 4in floor and wall mural tiles, as well as for residential and commercial applications. The glazing becomes hard and non-porous resulting in a flooring that is stain resistant, scratch resistant, fire resistant, and slip resistant. It doesn’t fade from sunlight and is easy to clean.
Besides, the accent friezes are authentic to the exotic Mediterranean country of Tunisia where Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Greek, and French influence is part of the local culture, tradition, costumes, and Art.
The blue color is very popular, and comes in varieties from light turquoise to navy blue. Green is mostly added to blue, in addition to yellow and pink or red, colors that nicely contribute to a more lively tone of the tiles whole aspect, mostly designed in curves, flowers, birds, fish and butterflies, delicately seated on elegant pots or on move, to always make you feel in vacations and let you have more pleasure and relaxation while taking a nice bath or shower after a hard working day!
In fact, when it comes to bathroom interior design and wall shower coverings, it is all about ideas and style, and the decision is all yours. Most stunning and unique bathrooms are usually part of very high end resorts, hotels, casinos, cruise ships, luxury suites, palaces, museums, etc. At the same time, the most spectacular bathroom designs and interiors could be in your own house. It just depends on how creative you get.
When planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural bathroom interior, there are many variables you can choose to use. When remodeling your bathroom, flooring and wall covering are main elements to bathroom decor. A good bathroom interior design should harmonize all bathroom decor elements, including borders. Bathroom wall covering is the one element you can use to make your bathroom look spectacular, original, and creative.
Last but not least, seven major characteristics of glazed ceramic tiles can convince the most recalcitrant of you to choose ceramic tiles for decorating your bathroom wall and other parts of your home. Glazed ceramic tiles are:
1-Durable: a properly installed ceramic tile will outperform and outlast nearly any other floor covering product created for the same application.
2-Easy care: they resist stains, odors, and dirt and can be cleaned up with a damp mop or sponge or common household cleaners such as Mr. Clean, Top Job or Spic and Span.
3-Scratch resistant: Grade III and Grade IV glazed ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to scratching and you never have to worry about a cut or tear like you do with some other types of floors.
4-Environmentally friendly: ceramic tiles are processed using natural materials and do not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.
5-Beautiful and versatile: modern ceramics have created virtually an unlimited number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes, and textures that will add rich beauty and character to any room decor.
6-Fire Resistant: ceramic tiles don’t burn nor emit toxic fumes. A lighted cigarette, when dropped on the floor, even if allowed to sit, will not do any damage to it. Even hot kitchen pans or skillets will not scorch or melt the surface of glazed ceramic tile.
7-Water Resistant: most glazed ceramic tiles have a dense body that permits little or no accumulation of moisture. This means spills from common liquids found in a kitchen are not a big concern.
Some of the other important things to consider when selecting a ceramic tile are slip-resistance – size of tile compared to the overall room size – width and color of the grout joints – thickness – height variations of the floors between adjoining rooms – suitability of the subfloor for ceramic tile – cleanliness.