National Tile Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to tile. This building material has been popular for centuries. It allows you to create an original interior in an apartment or house, which can not go unnoticed. It is celebrated on February 23.
It is believed that tiles were invented thousands of years ago, in ancient Egypt. The material was originally used as a decorative material. The remaining archaeological evidence in the form of mosaics and frescoes on the walls confirms the use of tiles. The people of ancient Egypt used brick tiles to decorate their homes as early as the 4th millennium BC. Glazed tiles were common in ancient Babylon. Later this material began to be actively used in the Asian countries.
Today, the tiles are used in manufacturing buildings, hospital wards and in residential areas. The scope of application of tiles is huge. Modern market offers a large number of varieties of building material: on the shelves you can find porcelain, ceramic, stone, granite tiles and more.
- Wall tiles are produced by the “double firing” method. After the first firing of the base, the tiles are glazed and painted, and then fired a second time.
- In modern apartments and houses, tiles are most often used to decorate the kitchen and bathroom. This is due to the practicality and ease of care.
How to celebrate
Decorate your home on National Tile Day. With this material you can create entire paintings on the walls or on the floor. Learn more about the existing varieties of tiles, their features, strengths and weaknesses.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what types of tiles they prefer. Exchange photos of your interior.
When is National Tile Day celebrated in 2024?
National Tile Day is observed on February 23 each year.