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Decorating With Ceramic Tiles

From its beginnings in 13th century Morocco, ceramic mural tiles have been a staple in design and décor.

Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and Chinese were renowned for their craft in ceramic tile making but the methods of creation that we use today are believed to have stemmed directly from early Moroccan artisans of ceramic mural tiles.

Through the years, ceramic tiles have been hugely popular but notably more so during specific arts and crafts movements such as that of the 1920s. Ceramic tiles can be used in almost any space as can withstand heat and humidity thus working very well both inside and outside the home. As they are highly durable, whether used as a wall covering or on floors they last and look good for many years. Click images for details

In recent years there has been a resurgence in the use of ceramic tiles by interior designers, so much so that the art of hand making ceramic tiles has become quite the sought after skill. However, the tile artisan can not only rely on his or her artistic talent, they need to acquire a sound understanding of how to work, cut, design and fire the clay from which the tiles are made. Click images for details

These skill are often acquired over a lifetime in the craft, and best processes necessary for creating quality ceramic tiles are achieved by constantly fine tuning their craft and improving their techniques. You may even come to think of that painstakingly rendered ceramic mural tile you have hanging in your home for just what it is – almost priceless! . Click images for details

Because time commitment and level of skill required to master the craft of ceramic tile making, handmade tiles can be quite pricey. If you are on a budget, ceramic tiles that are generically manufactured are just as perfect and far less expensive

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