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Ceramic: A ceramic is a complex, brittle, and potent substance made by mixing raw materials, mostly clay and minerals, and shaped accordingly, which is later heated at high temperatures in the fire kilns.
Glazed tile: These are coated with a layer of enamel or liquid glass, which is identical for both the tile before they are passed through the process of firing them at high temperatures.
Unglazed tile: The tiles which are not coated with an enamel layer over them and are passed through the kilns at high temperatures are called unglazed tiles.
Green tile: This is the step to manufacture a ceramic tile when the clay is pressed into tiles and the required shape is obtained. These are known as Green tiles.
Grout: Grout is the mix of substances, cement, and raw materials like minerals to fill in the space between the tile joints.
Impervious tiles: These tiles have only 0.5% moisture absorption and are frostproof, which could also be used for outdoor tiling.
Mosaics: Along with ceramic tile styles, manufacturers have also come up with new designs such as medallions and mosaics used to provide delicate features and patterns to give them a beautiful look.