Ceramic tiles are made of clay and other inorganic raw materials. These materials are ground and/or kneaded, shaped and then dried and fired at a sufficient temperature for them to acquire the required properties on a stable basis.
The most typical types of ceramic tiles are: porous, stoneware, porcelain, and rustic stoneware tiles.
They are mainly classified by their water absorption rate (with terracotta having the highest water absorption rate and porcelain tiles the lowest), by the way they are shaped (pressed, extruded or laminated), and by whether they are glazed or unglazed.
ASCER has a small showroom where most of the tile products represented by the association are displayed. By showcasing tile materials in differing settings found in a city, the versatility of these materials and their potential use on all kinds of surfaces can be seen.
The showroom is conceived to play an educational and an informative role, demonstrating different uses of ceramic tiles, their benefits, new innovations and research in this field. This is done in a cross-cutting away, featuring all the stakeholders involved in the process.
In short, the showroom at our head office is a meeting point where professionals, members of the public, children, youths and the elderly can gain an insight into the importance of the province of Castellón’s tile cluster.
In addition to ceramic tiles’ most common uses, multiple building solutions can now be found for using tiles as cladding on façades, as paving in urban areas and squares, in raised access systems, and on ceilings and roofs.