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Italian Floor & Wall Tiles

In Italy there are a lot of painted ceramics and porcelain tiles used as floor and wall tiles. It was in the middle ages that Italy began creating ceramic tiles. These tiles started being used in construction and were  hand painted designs. Architects of the time were able to start using these tiles not just in decorative fashion on the floors but were also used to decorate the walls and ceilings of buildings. These tiles have wonderful designs and quality finish. They weren’t only used in public buildings but additionally much sought after in homes of that time.

Up to the 1800s these tiles were typically decorated with scenes from the bible. They were employed by artists as a method to express their art. In the 1800s the popularity turned to geometric designs and also the tiles were made with designs that integrated this feature. Since the time that the artisans started producing ceramic tiles they kept developing new methods and production processes to improve these ceramic tiles.

The Italian tile industry soon adopted mass creation in its production of tiles as new methods were developed . To suit the requirements of the building industry, hand-painted tiles could now be copied by machines and manufactured in sizes. There were many different styles of these painted by hand styles that it has been difficult to find records of all of them.

Italian floor and ceramic tiles are now produced both in small artisan units along with big manufacturing facilities. Due to their originality, hand-painted artistic tiles are much in demand. They come in several colours and the little units still manufacture them with the same strategies which have been handed down through the generation.

Italy is also recognized for its marble tiles. These marble tiles can be purchased in diverse colours like white, black, green and even pink. These tiles are found in lots of public and commercial buildings as well as several homes. These Italian marble is renowned for the delicate veins built into its structure.

The wonder and originality of Italian Porcelain or ceramic tiles is incomparable with other kinds of ceramic tiles.

TFO Tile Factory Outlet specializes in Italian floor & wall tiles. Learn more about Italian floor &  wall tiles at or buy directly online at the TFO online tile shop.

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