|Though there are various kinds of tiles, you should be aware on choosing the best tiles to be placed in best location. When you are in time to choose the tiles for particular location, you should ensure that whether it is location dependent. For Example, if you take quarry tile, then it is mostly suitable for places where heavy traffic needs to be present. Therefore, it is suitable for locations like restaurants, fast foods store, banks and malls. Though simple quarry tile is prominent to face heavy traffic, measurement of ¾ is most prominent for these kinds of situation. It is especially considered to be the thick quarry tile.|
Among all these locations, if the tiles need to be placed in fast foods places, it should be sealed well. The basic reason behind this is,they should carry heavy stain and grease. It becomes more necessary to consider about the commercial quarry tile and to say deeper, you should look for special kinds of quarry tile to use in these locations. A quarry tile in commercial establishments should be further screwed for getting quarry ceramic tile floor, so that it ensures the long lasting life. If you want to buy tiles for places like bank and malls, you can go for quarry slate gray ceramic tiles. It is more common that, we might use those kinds of tiles in many places in our experience, but we didn’t even consider about it.
The main application of quarry tile can be seen in commercial buildings, because, they will be more suitable for places which are needed to carry heavy traffic. These kinds of tiles can withhold any kind of traffic wear. It becomes necessary to look on various places of the presence of these kinds of tiles. If you collect the places of its application, you will admire on withholding capability of quarry tile and uses. Now we should enter the basic definition of quarry tile. It will be mostly manufactured with the help of machines which looks like pasta machine. Its source of origin is red clay. Yes, this durable tile is initially found with the formulation of red clay. The red clay should be fired so in order to expand the durability and hardness. If you concern about the color, when you add the color into the clay, it will start to mix with clay and then migrate throughout the tile to get the vibration of colors on the day of purchase. With a single thing, you can find out whether it is quarry tile. If you see a quarry tile, it will be having grooves on the back position of tile. This will be obtained as a result of the pushing of ceramic tile into the quarry tile to get the uniform flat shape. Of sure this will attract everyone by its contained features.
You may want to know about various things of quarry tiles. By nature, quarry tiles are of durable kind and so it will be suitable for withstanding traffic. This ability has made the tile to be used in all kinds of commercial places like restaurants and etc. The look of quarry tile will make everyone to welcome again. With its presence on entrance, the quality of restaurant and preference for quality will be understood. Though quarry tiles are having lot of benefits like these, it is simple available in low cost. Among several kinds of quarry tiles, red clay tiles are especially nominated for various environments like hotels and etc. Its added benefit is, it is very easy to clean. The presence of new thing under quarry tile is called quarry tile pizza stones. These kinds of stones are increasing for day to day. If you think of quarry tile, then you should consider about the measurement assigned to the quarry tile, because, ¾ is the measurement or definition for thick kind of quarry tiles. If you think that what the purpose of measurement is, its main purpose is to specify the increased thickness.
You may ask when the quarry tiles are thick by nature, why should be again improved with thickness, it is to make the quarry tiles to be able to live for long time. In order to enjoy the presence of quarry tiles for long time, you should be careful with its installation manner. If you want to install them properly, you can go for professionals. A professional installer will know about grouting quarry tile. They will utilize the best way for installing. Particularly for large kind of locations like commercial buildings, there is without professional in that field, there is no way to install the quarry. This ensures about the installation of quarry tiles in proper way and so you will not face any problem with them. Cleaning of quarry tiles are not difficult task and they can be done in three steps.
- Mop them to clean it
- Place the mats at the entrance
Use the quarry tile cleaner for regular cleaning.
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You mentioned in you article that you should use a “quary tile cleaner”. Could you recommend a brand and store source. I do professional cleaning. The place I clean has a “70”s sealed red clay floor, it leaves streaks when it dries. I want to elimate this problem. Thank you for your help.
There are several variables that go into streaking floors. Flooring finish, how clean the water is, and how clean the mop is.
Do you know what the floor is sealed with? Are you changing the water frequently? And is the mop head staying clean?
What flooring product do you presently use?
With enough puzzle pieces put together, we can talk about options you have.
Quarry tile should be eliminated as an acceptable flooring choice in commercial kitchens. I have found that a Polyurethane, seamless poured floor is the best option available. Much more durable and cleanable. Look to Stonhard UT as best option.
Thank you Todd for your opinion. Keep in mind that while a poly poured floor is an excellent, durable option it doesn’t suit everybody’s needs, especially aesthetically.
In 2006, my right foot slipped out from under me as I was attempting to board a train in a station with a leaky overhang, causing the platform to be wet and slippery. When I fell, I was wearing slip resistant shoes that I had only worn once or twice prior to that accident.
At the edge of the platform, about six inches in from where one steps inside the train, a long single row of terra-cotta red commercial-grade quarry tiles, measuring 6 inch by 6 inch by 1/2 inches each, extended parallel to the edge of the platform and for the entire length of the station.
The tiles had been installed on the platform of a public train station that serves as a major transfer point in Oakland, California. Every day, thousands of passengers enter and exit the cars of those trains and walk over these tiles. Such tiles are designed for use in extremely heavily trafficked areas.
Although I did not notice it at the time, the edge of the platform where people enter and exit the train doors was also exposed to rain. These tiles were beneath an overhang that, in addition to being rife with peeling paint, was also leaking. I was looking to board the train, and did notice the wet tile until I had slipped on it. As I took my last step towards the open doors of the waiting train, I watched in slow motion as my right foot gave out from beneath me, causing me to slip. With my right leg extended forward and slipping backwards, my left leg attempted to regain my balance, but I fell down rather hard.
In the course of that fall, I sustained a triple fracture to my left ankle that required immediate surgery. I was in pain for many months, and required physical therapy. Less than nine months later, I had to have a second surgery to remove one of the two herniated disks that I had sustained during that fall. One of them had ruptured, and pieces of the disk were pressing against my sciatic nerve. A neurosurgeon removed the fragments in the hopes that I would not have to continue experiencing numbness with intermittent shooting pain down my right leg.
The quarry tile that I lost my balance on was very wet and slippery. Although I have been told that when this sort of tile is newly installed, the upper face of the tile has a non-skid finish and contains an abrasive mixture throughout.
My question is this. Although these tiles are strong and expected to resist many years of extreme use while holding their original shape, non-skid finish, and abrasive texture, at what point might a reasonable person with some knowledge about the durability of these tiles begin to be concerned that the tiles might become sufficiently worn so as to pose a danger, and suggest additional maintainence or replacement to ensure pedestrian safety? To give you an idea of the time frame in question, the injuries that I sustained from that particular fall occurred in 2006, whereas the tile I slipped on had been installed in 1970.
The reason I ask is because I am very concerned for the safety of other passengers. I suffered a lot of pain from that fall, but because these tiles are so close the edge of the tracks, I fear that one day someone, possibly a child, will slip in a similar way to how I did, but not be so lucky, and end up falling in front of an oncoming train. Of course, I would never have known that these tiles presented a dangerous surface until I fell myself, but I am not there to remind the many thousands of people who transit that station each day, and although it should be common practice for station employees to warn passengers whenever conditions become dangerously slippery, the employees often forget.
I would appreciate any information you or someone from your company could provide concerning the functional life of quarry tiles that are subject to the type of wear due to incessant foot traffic on the public platform of a transit station.
Thank you so much for posting a reply to my inquiry.
We are planning on remodeling our home soon so reading this article was really good timing. Do you think that quarry tiles can help to better control the temperature within our home? That would be really cool if quarry tiles could help to lower energy bills during the winter and summer seasons.