ce·ram·ic - made of clay and hardened by heat
Ceramic tiles are made from a mixture of clays, sand, feldspar, quartz and water. They are pressed into their shape, fired at high temperatures, which gives the tile it's hardness, and because the ceramic material itself is porous - are then glazed. The process of glazing is where a tile series gets its individual color and look from. When coated with a glaze of grade III or higher, ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to scratching. Ceramic tile is a great choice for a floor or wall covering product; it is durable, great for residential applications, easy to install, long lasting and simple to care for.