- Jan 23, 2018 -
The history of the tiles dates back to 4000 BC, when Egyptians began decorating various types of houses with tiles. The clay is dried in the sun or baked, and then coloured with blue glaze extracted from copper.
Ceramic tiles were also found in the Mesopotamia area before 4000 BC. The tiles were decorated with blue and white Stripes, and later appeared in more styles and colours. China is the center of Ceramic art, as early as the Shang Dynasty (1523-1028 BC), China produced a fine white stoneware, it used the early Chinese glaze to whitewash.
Over the centuries, the decorative effect of ceramic tiles has improved with the improvement of the ceramic tile production methods. For example, during the Islamic period, all the tiles were decorated in a way that peaked in Persia. Subsequently, the use of ceramic tile is gradually prevalent all over the world, in many countries and cities, tile production and decoration reached the apex. In the historical process of tile, the mosaic of Spain and Portugal, the Italian Renaissance tiles, the glazed tiles of Antwerp, the development of Dutch tile illustrations and the German tiles are all of the landmark.
In ancient times, tiles were made by hand. In other words, each tile is hand-shaped, hand-coloured, so each tile is a unique artwork. Tiles are used in almost every aspect of the building, such as walls, floors, ceilings, fireplaces, murals and facades of buildings.
Today, the world-wide, ceramic tiles are no longer hand-made, manual coloring, but the use of automated production technology, people's hands are only used to install tiles. As in the past, indoor and outdoor use of tiles for decoration, such as: ground, walls, countertops, fireplaces, fountains and external walls and so on.