Kitchen Tile Flooring Over The Years
Tile has come a long way and not much has changed about it.
As far as we know, the tile we used today dates as far back as c. 4,700 B.C. in Egypt. It grew popular in the Victorian era because it was fashionable and easy to make. Over history, tile has been used to decorate beautiful architecture. As cultures advanced, tiles were installed for practical reasons too.
Tile has very little restrictions when it comes to creativity.
You’ll find tile used in art pieces as far back as the 5th century B.C.. Artists today still use tile to create art. What makes tile perfect for creative projects is it’s durable qualities and seemingly limitless shape, color, and size options. In the 5th century B.C. the famous Ishtar Door of Babylon was built in Mesopotamia. It featured glazed brick tiles. Today tile is used in many abstract, extravagant art installations.
Is there anything you can’t do with tile? Only the most bizarre artists will be able to tell us.
Tile has properties that make it useful in many different ways.
The use of tile spread quickly very early in human history. It seems that every time a new culture learned about ceramic and heat it became a significant leap forward for their culture. During the early years of the Ottoman Empire Iznk tiles were popular. They found that tile, when used inside mosques, would resonate prayers. Giving the mosques the amplitude the otherwise heavy structure needed.
Colonial Brazil started using tile to protect their churches, and other important buildings, from humidity. Not only did they appreciate tile for its cleanliness, they learned that tile reflected the sun. By putting tile on the face of buildings they could create more comfortable indoor temperatures.
Tile is still waterproof, durable, and stylish. It is as popular now for the same reasons it was in the 13th century. New trends feature large, 2’ to 3’ tiles. Tiles are also being used when homeowners want hardwood flooring but tile flooring makes more sense for the space.
Considering tile for your flooring? Choose from many different patterns, sizes, and colors at The Carpet Center. We install kitchen tile for new and remodeled homes in Conway.
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