Spanish consumers consider ceramic tiles as the best industrial coating .

Posted onMarch 7, 2010

CERAMIC TILES ARE THE COATING PREFERED BY CONSUMERS

Spanish consumers consider ceramic tiles as the best industrial coating the market can offer. According to a the study Spanish Consumer Report, Carried out by experts from the Spanish Ceramics Technology Market Institute (ITC in Spanish), on the purchasing preferences of coatings, ceramic surfaces and coatings are in the lead compared to their competitors.

Ceramic tiles have obtained 3.94 points compared to marble (3.81), terrazzo (3.60) and wood (3.79). This is mainly because ceramics are easy to clean, although it also receieved a high score for its maintenance, innovation and quality.

However, ceramic tiles are below its competitors with regards to their natural look, warmness and prestige, aspects in which marble gets the highest score. Nevertheless, ITC highlights that the difference between ceramics and marble has been decreasing since 2002.

According to the study, 80% of those who refurbished their homes used ceramic tiles. Ceramic surfaces are stil the most demandes material for floors, bathrooms, kitchens and outerdoor areas, where other products are barely present, but it loses the lead in living rooms, dorms and indoor areas in general, where wood is still dominates.

Tiling by Sidey , Better Homes And Gardens Editors and Better Homes And Gardens.

Posted onFebruary 1, 2010

Tiling by Sidey , Better Homes And Gardens Editors and Better Homes And Gardens.

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Clear, step-by-step instructions and stunning photos illustrate techniques to select, install, maintain, and repair tile. Dozens of projects for floors, walls, countertops, showers, backsplashes, and fireplaces. Lists of materials, time, skills, and tools needed for each project. Practical advice and tips to help DIYers choose colors, patterns, add decorative tiles, apply grout, and more.

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Tile Your World: John Bridge’s New Tile Setting Book.

Posted onFebruary 1, 2010

Tile Your World: John Bridge’s New Tile Setting Book.

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is the most up-to-date and authoritative tile how-to book on the market. It is a comprehensive book that takes you from the early beginnings of tile setting right on through to the present. Along the way John shows you in words and pictures the best ways to complete ceramic and stone tile showers, kitchen backsplashes, floors, porches, patios and other projects. Although no book can possibly say it all, this one comes close. You can find a detailed review of Tile Your World at Mistflower Press. Don’t forget your way back, though. We’ll be here waiting for you.

Copies of Tile Your World sold here will be signed by the author. Please use the comment box during checkout if you’d like to tell John to write something special.

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