The one thing which remained constant was the shaping and heating it in fire kilns providing the tiles its durability and versatility. There are two types of tiles available- glazed and unglazed. The initial process is similar to both the tiles, which include shaping and firing.
A second firing process is done in case of glazed tiles in which the tiles are coated with a protective coating of liquid glass. The layer allows easy printing of designs and creates several unique tile styles. The unglazed tiles are dense, rough, thick, and have a matte finish ideal for laundry rooms or outdoor environments.
The raw materials are collected and made into a fine powder, which are mostly clay and fine particles. Water is added which creates a slurry and then the mixture is given a shape of the tile.
The glazed tiles do not get corrupted and are bacteria-free due to their shiny surface, giving a magnificent look. These can be layered in bathrooms and kitchens.
People often prefer the glazed tiles because of their rich and shiny structure, which adds vitality and style to your homes.