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MrMarion
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Posted: August 6, 2008 5:37 PM

How are ceramic tiles made? thanks
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: August 12, 2008 2:06 AM

RE: how are they made?
The short answer is that red or white clay squares along with a silica glaze is high fired (2500 degrees) for 30 to 40 hours, where it becomes permently hard.
Michael Prachniak - Expert Tile and Stone Consultant and Writer, Owner - Tile Productions
 
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MrMarion
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Posted: September 27, 2008 6:38 PM

RE: how are they made?
Have you ever heard of someone making their own ceramic tiles?
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: September 28, 2008 10:21 AM

RE: how are they made?
Yes, in fact many specialty tile shops carry hand made tiles. But yes, you could make your own just as you would any ceramic product. It would be difficult to make the tiles precisely uniform in size, color, etc. but they are none the less beautiful with a rustic, hand made look and irregular grout joints.
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Posted: December 23, 2008 5:32 AM

RE: how are they made?
Tiles can be made from low fire or high fire clay. For countertops and areas that get a lot of water (such as bathrooms), high fire stoneware or porcelain clay is better (Cone 2 and above.) For backsplashes and similar areas, low fire clay is fine. Low fire clay can be used in areas such as counters and showers if the glaze is a good fit, but it takes experimentation to get a good combination of clay and glaze

you can find more information on the belwo sites
 www.thepotteries.org/how/richards/... 

www.ciciliotandson.com/index.php
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Posted: December 23, 2008 9:46 AM

RE: how are they made?
Thanks to both of you for this info.  I will check out the sites that you listed as well. 
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