Iznik Tiles

Iznik Tiles

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIznik Tile is a work of art which has been honored in all over the world.

Tile is a Turkish Handcraft which has not got old and worn off from old centuries to today. Everything starts by obtaining the clay which is mixed the quartz mine in equal ratio and giving the shape to the objects. This art had been used at the palaces, mosques since the beginning of period. It brings the esthetic to the building. Seen from this aspect, Tile is healthy and soothes the person. It is an art which enlivens the people with its colors and various patterns. It brings in both eye pleasure and strength.

It absorbs stress

The raw material of Iznik Tile is not earth. Quartz has been used like porcelain plates. Quartz is a strong and semi-precious mine which Ottomans had called “Necef (rock crystal)”. Ottomans used to make praying beads and jewelry with quartz, too. A specialty of quartz is the impressing the people in positive way. The draw specialty of quartz is desirable to touch the Iznik Tile. Iznik Tile absorbs stress from the people.

All paints which have been used to color the quartz clay to make tile have been prepared from the mixture of metal oxides and quartz. Blue from boron, green from copper, red from iron have been prepared. Over the tiles which are colored with traditional paints are glazed with quartz and fired in 900°C. Making quartz tile needs a hard work and long time. 80% of tile cost is elbow grease. And then, energy affects the cost. A square meter of Iznik Tile is between 1000 and 4000USD.