Ceramic tiles are most popular due to their inexpensive cost and high resistance to wear. Ceramics are very hard, but also relatively brittle. They can support very heavy loads without bending or deforming. However, minute crack imperfections in ceramics can lead to broken tiles. When laid properly, ceramic tiles are extremely durable and require low maintenance due to it’s high density and nearly stain resistant surface.
Ceramic tiles are produced in a large range of sizes and various shapes. Ceramics can be used in almost every tile application or surface. Since the tiles are not flexible, a stiff subfloor or backing is required for proper installation. Their low level of permeability makes them a good choice for areas susceptible to water, such as bathrooms and entryways.