Turkish China Ceramic

Turkish China Ceramic

Embellish you home in a natural way with Limestone tiles

In recent years, Limestone tile has emerged as one of the very popular flooring and wall materials. In a very short span of time it has made its remarkable impact on home owners and builders with its fantastic applications. A wide assortments of material can be expected in limestone and among them China limestone, Turkish limestone and French limestone tiles are the few preferred tiles.

Limestone tile are found under some general color category. Although they are not very flashy but are simple in both texture and color. Light cream, blue gray and beige yellow are three major colors you can find in limestone. The upper layer can be seen with very few veins which make them an ideal option for the architectural theme with fine earth tones.

Far from few color options it is rich in various finishing that suppresses the limitation of having limited color options. The most commonly used are honed and polished. These tiles have a unique eminence of presenting antique look irrespective of the surfaces they are laid.

Typically, Limestone is applicable in bathroom and kitchen, like on walls and floor. However, it does not mean that it cannot be installed in other places. They are extensively used in hotel renovations, office building, shopping centre and new home constructions. They fall among the very rare materials for exterior wall coverings and the interiors that create a sense of an absolutely charming ambience.

Like any other tiles limestone do posses few drawbacks. Due to their soft texture, they demand high maintenance and are intended to scratches and stains, reducing their longevity. Durability is what often people like to have in their required building material. But, as it is a known fact that with beauty you always get a sordid consolation.

The home owners who like to embellish their home with natural touch limestone tiles are a great pick. It fills home with the ambience of elegance and sophistication. Limestone is a wonderful choice for both household and commercial applications. It entirely depends upon you that how you look after the wonderful pieces and retain its beauty.

If you plan to buy them keep in mind that good and high quality Limestone tiles generally command a higher price. They are even costlier than travertine, slate and other variations of natural stone. But, that can hardly make any difference to those who prefer beauty over cost. Although, cheap limestone tiles are available under discounted price, you have to make sure that you are getting the quality product.

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Mathew Hogard is an experienced tile dealer and advisor. Him articles provide informative data on maintenance and installation of granite tiles, ceramic tiles and marble tiles.

Thrown Stoneware Pottery

Thrown Stoneware Pottery

Differnt Uses For Pottery

If you are just beginning to collect pottery I will let you in on a little secret that avid collectors know all too well: pottery is infinitely useful and extremely versatile. This means that most pottery can function in more than one capacity. You do need to make sure that there aren’t certain restrictions on the pieces you purchase though most dealers will let you know the necessary care instructions and precautions that should be taken when you make the purchase.

That being said most pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe (depending on the glazing method-Raku pottery is not), food safe (again this depends largely on the glazing method and any paints that may have been used), safe for use in the oven, and able to hold liquid. This means you have a lot of options with most pottery pieces that go well beyond the uses for which the specific piece may have been designed to carry out.

Storage. Vases are great for holding things. They are by no means limited to flowers. Small pottery pieces are great for holding perfumes, particularly those with stoppers, or oils, and countless other small treasures you have lying around. Larger pieces are great for storing large stores of food. And various medium sized pottery pieces make excellent canisters in the kitchen for storing all manner of items.

Display. Of course there are many pottery pieces that we want to showcase and display but did you realize that pottery could also be used to display other items you want to show off in the home. We have a pottery spoon rest that we decided to use in the bathroom as a soap dish. It’s great for displaying the special hand soaps in the bathroom and adds a little splash of color to the bathroom counter top.

Cooking. Believe it or not, pottery can withstand fairly high temperatures with grace and style. This makes it an excellent choice for cooking in many households. We use pottery in the microwave and the oven, though never stove top for preparing and serving all kinds of dishes. If you are wary about using these beautiful pieces for cooking, they do make excellent choices for serving food.

Dining. Stoneware is a very popular style of casual dinnerware these days and with good reason. Not only is it a beautiful addition to any table but it is also quite versatile. You may also find mugs, plates, and bowls that are thrown or hand built for your dining pleasure. Regardless, most tables are greatly enhanced by the addition of pottery rather than many other choices on the market today.

As you can see there are many things that may be done with pottery today. Be careful that you do not establish molds for your pottery to conform to or you will miss out on much of the versatility that many find the primary incentive for investing in pottery for the home. Pottery is a beautiful addition to any home and should not be hidden away but used fully and regularly in order to enjoy the true value of the pieces and get your money’s worth from the use of these pieces. The true value in pottery is in how much it enhances your life; it won’t enhance your life very much if kept locked away in the kitchen cabinets.

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