Our hand painted ceramic tile can be used both as bathroom floor tile, wall tile and for all of your bathroom design ideas.
All the hand painted ceramic tiles in these series are painted with the unique technique of under glaze ceramic hand painting. The tile pattern is first outlined with the black color and then the rest of the colors are hand painted on the tile. Once all the colors are applied the tile is glazed with a transparent lead free glaze and placed in a ceramic kiln. The kiln is fired up to a temperature of 1000 degrees centigrade (red hot) whereby the ceramic colors are sealed with the melting of the transparent glaze on the surface of the ceramic bathroom tile. The firing usually takes a cycle of about twenty four hours from start to finish.
A second type of decoration which we use for our bathroom decor tiles is that of in glaze hand painted ceramic bathroom tile decoration. In this case the black outline is applied to the surface of a glazed and fired tile and then the colors applied by hand. The ceramic tiles are again fired to a temperature of about 1000 degrees centigrade where the colors melt into the glaze of the ceramic tiles.
All of these techniques have been handed over to us throughout more than 80 years of the Balian Tile history from father to son and to daughter. There are very few other tile studios worldwide which match the intricacy and brilliance of the bathroom tile patterns which we hand paint to this present day.
Last but not least the bathroom designs shown at the Singer Foundation link were produced by a new breakthrough technology called digital reproduction. Any digital image sent to us by email or CD can be reproduced on ceramic tiles with this new tile decoration technique developed in Europe. Please browse through the Singer link and send us an email for further info.
Ceramic tiles are the best possible surface covering you can use in a bathroom. Their easy clean, protective surface is enhanced by the beauty that tiles bring to your bathroom. Floor tiles come with glossy or matt surfaces, can be coordinated with wall tiles and the only limit to style and individuality is your imagination. With border tiles and inserts, allow your mind's eye to wander; mix and match styles and colors, turn tiles on their side, add borders, design your own style with the use of bathroom floor tiles that will be unique and stunning. Please feel free to send an email and discuss your floor tile and wall tile requirements.