Ceramic tiles are a mixture of clay and natural minerals, which go through a kiln-firing process at extremely high temperatures. Ceramic tiles are used both for floor and wall surfaces, in any area of the home, especially in bathrooms. Ceramic tiles have one of the longest life cycles of any flooring products in the market today. They offer a very good scratch and dent resistance compared to other flooring types, though not as good as porcelain. Easily cleaned with a damp mop. No sealing or waxing is needed in fact ceramic tiles virtually require no maintenance compared to natural stone or wood floors.