Tile it is a term with several meanings. Its most common meaning refers to a brick that has a glazed face and is used as decorative element or for him Floor and wall cladding.

TileIn this case, the term tile derives from Hispanic Arabic azzuláyǧ. Also know as brick tile, can present different colors and be monochromatic or polychromatic.

The glaze that exhibits one of the faces of the tile is the result of the action of glaze, which consists of applying a varnish to a piece of earthenware or clay so that, once introduced in the oven, it acquires the luster and the transparency that characterize the glass.

The one who makes tiles is known as tilemaker. The tile makers are dedicated to tilework, a notion that also allows naming the construction site made with tiles.

Thanks to the glaze, the tiles are raincoats and they have a shiny appearance. Similar to tiles, can be used to coatings indoor or outdoor.

The tiles are also used to create representations, in the style of the pictures. In this way, tiles are used to develop religious images, display scenes linked to the mythology and even narrate historical events.

Worldwide there are several museums dedicated to tiles. In Montevideo (the capital of Uruguay), for example, you will find the Tile Museum that belongs to the local quartermaster. This establishment features a collection of more than 5,000 tiles, donated by the architect Alejandro Artucio Urioste.

Other uses of the tile concept depend on the region. In some countries tile is synonymous with bluish (similar in color to blue), while in others it is classified as a tile when horse whose hair, when wet, exhibits blue reflections. Different tiles are also called birds already one plant.