17 best ceramic tile manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

One of the most practical and durable finishing materials is ceramic tiles. It is used in the decoration of both residential premises and garages, warehouses, boiler rooms, swimming pools, etc. The tiled surface is easy to clean, it has an elegant appearance. Today, ceramic products from various manufacturers are presented on the domestic market. To make the right choice, you should heed the advice of experts.

How to choose ceramic tiles

  1. Appointment. It is necessary to start the search for the most beautiful ceramic tiles with the appointment of a finishing material. Almost any collection is suitable for living rooms. But in the bathroom, bathrooms and other rooms with high humidity, moisture-resistant ceramics are required. If you have to finish the surface on the street, then frost resistance will become an important property of the material.
  2. Wall or floor. Ceramic tiles are produced taking into account the place of installation. So the floor models are characterized by a rough texture, many manufacturers apply a special anti-slip coating. On the packaging, floor tiles are identified with a human foot pictogram. Smooth tiles are selected on the wall, they are not designed for high loads. Its manufacturers mark it with a palm-shaped icon.
  3. Picture. Ceramic tiles can be sold both with the same type of color, and with patterns of different sizes. When buying wall ceramics, you should immediately select the finishing material on the floor. Some manufacturers have collections that include ceramic wall tiles and porcelain floor tiles. It is important that different batches have the same color tone.
  4. Geometric dimensions. Today on sale you can find both small (5×5, 10×10 cm) and very large (100×300 cm) tiles. Typically, designers follow the following scheme. The smaller the surface area, the finer the tiles are selected. In addition, it is customary to lay smaller ceramic elements on the wall than on the floor.
  5. Manufacturing precision. If the consumer plans to do a seam finish followed by grouting with a grout, then you can give preference to inexpensive collections. Different tiles may have different geometric dimensions within 1-2 mm. After registration, the difference will not be evident. But if the tile will fit tightly to each other without gaps, then in this case it is not worth saving. It is essential to look for perfectly fine ceramics in the premium segment.
  6. Additional elements. Various additional elements help to obtain a finished drawing from ceramic tiles. Therefore, when choosing a finishing material, it is important to pay attention to the presence of inserts, skirting boards, corner elements, etc.

We have selected 17 of the best ceramic tile manufacturers. When compiling the rating, not only assessments from experts and users to the factories were taken into account, but also the opinion of experts and consumers about the best collections.

Which is better porcelain stoneware or ceramic tiles

Type of finishing material

Advantages

disadvantages

Porcelain stoneware

+ high strength

+ moisture resistance

+ frost resistance

+ wear resistance

– high price

– small selection of designs

– heavy weight

Ceramic tile

+ affordable price

+ a wide variety of collections and individual items

+ wide range of standard sizes

+ low weight

– limited strength

– not all series have moisture and frost resistance

– not intended for walking in shoes

Rating of the best ceramic tile manufacturers

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
The best manufacturers of inexpensive ceramic tiles 1 Kerama Marazzi 4.8
2 KERAMINE 4.7
3 CERSANIT 4.7
4 Azori 4.6
5 GOLDEN TILE 4.5
6 UNITILE 4.4
The best manufacturers of ceramic tiles in terms of price-quality ratio 1 FAP CERAMICHE 4.9
2 LaFabbrica 4.8
3 Italon 4.7
4 CERABATI 4.6
The best collections of premium ceramic tiles 1 LAMINAM Kanka 4.9
2 GRAZIA Vecchie Maioliche 4.8
3 VALLELUNGA Foussana 4.8
4 GRAZIA Venice 4.8
5 EQUIPE Rhombus 4.7
6 VENIS Madagaskar 4.7
7 LAMINAM RUS I Naturali Marmi 4.7

The best manufacturers of inexpensive ceramic tiles

Decorating premises with ceramic tiles is a rather expensive undertaking. It is often necessary to level the floors and walls before installation. Therefore, many domestic consumers find their tiles in the budget segment. It is fiercely competed by Russian manufacturers with brands from neighboring countries. Here are the best brands of inexpensive ceramics.

Kerama Marazzi

Rating: 4.8

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Kerama Marazzi occupies a large share of the domestic market in the budget and medium price segment. This ceramic tile manufacturer succeeds in gaining popularity due to the combination of affordable prices and Italian quality. The brand appeared in 1992 as a result of the merger of the well-known European company Marazzi and the Russian company Kerama. All production is located in the Moscow region, and technologies, equipment and developments were provided by an Italian company. In the assortment, you can find tiles that are associated with England or India, Italy or France, Spain or Scandinavia.

Experts gave the brand first place in the rating for high accuracy, high-quality workmanship and rich product range. Thanks to the developed retail network, tiles can be bought in different parts of Russia.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high accuracy;
  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • good assortment.

disadvantages

  • not found.

KERAMINE

Rating: 4.7

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One of the best manufacturers in the post-Soviet space is the Belarusian company KERAMIN. Its products have been well known to Russian consumers since the days of the USSR. The enterprise has undergone serious modernization, has established cooperation with the Italian company “SACMI”. Therefore, today the tiles of this brand compete on equal terms with well-known world manufacturers. In addition to ceramic tiles, the company produces high-quality sanitary ware.

In the catalog of the Minsk plant, you can find interesting design solutions, ranging from the romantic “Venice” to the landscape “Sakura”. You can pick up tiles in the kitchen, bathroom, and corridor. The brand gets the second place in the rating for imprecise geometry, which is sometimes found in collections.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • a wide range of design solutions;
  • strength and durability;
  • acceptable price.

disadvantages

  • dimensions are not always accurate.

CERSANIT

Rating: 4.7

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Ceramic tiles of the Polish company CERSANIT are well known to the European consumer. A large manufacturer manufactures products at 12 factories that are equipped with the latest technology. Tiles and sanitary ware are supplied to our market. And at the Moscow Region plant, unique glass curbs are produced. Ceramic tiles CERSANIT differ from competitors in their original design. In different collections, there are both monochromatic elements and abstract patterns. In terms of quality, ceramics are not inferior to manufacturers from Italy or France.

Domestic users are satisfied with the design solutions, a wide range of ceramic tiles. The high price and geometry deviations did not allow the brand to rank higher.

Advantages

  • a wide range of;
  • original design solutions;
  • abrasion resistance;
  • rich selection of colors.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • there are deviations in geometry.

Azori

Rating: 4.6

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Azori ceramic tiles have a good reputation among domestic consumers. It is produced in St. Petersburg at the KeraMir enterprise. The high demand for the products of the Russian brand is explained by the unique design, thanks to which any room becomes unusual and cozy. A young manufacturer (on the market for 10 years) managed to establish an extensive distribution network not only in our country, but also in the neighboring countries. Both Russian and leading foreign experts take part in the development of new collections.

Users like the beautiful appearance, affordable price, ease of installation and operation. The disadvantages include poor packaging, which is why the glaze is scratched.

Advantages

  • variety of collections;
  • Beautiful design;
  • affordable price;
  • exact dimensions.

disadvantages

  • unreliable packaging.

GOLDEN TILE

Rating: 4.5

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It is not easy for the Ukrainian brand GOLDEN TILE to break into the markets of neighboring countries. The products leave the conveyor of the Kharkov Tile Plant, which was put into operation immediately after the end of the war (1946). Ceramic tiles have repeatedly been included in the rating of the best goods in Ukraine, and the brand in 2005 was in the TOP-100 manufacturers. The company has gone through several modernizations, the last of which took place in 2007 with the participation of the Italian company SACMI. The experts highly appreciated the quality of the tiles and the rich assortment. Collaboration with Italian designers has resulted in over 60 beautiful collections.

Russian consumers speak flatteringly about an interesting design, decent quality, a wide range of collections and an affordable price. The disadvantages include inaccurate geometric dimensions and a deficit in the Russian trade network.

Advantages

  • stylish design;
  • good quality;
  • a wide range of;
  • acceptable price.

disadvantages

  • inaccurate dimensions.

UNITILE

Rating: 4.4

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Inexpensive tile is offered to Russian consumers by UNITILE. Back in 1954, the Voronezh Ceramics Factory began to work. By now, a small enterprise has turned into a Group of Companies (Shakhtinskaya ceramics, Voronezhskaya ceramics, Markinsky brick factory). Due to its own raw materials, the manufacturer manages to maintain low prices, increasing the range of ceramic tiles. Today, Spanish and Italian designers are working on the development of new lines. Experts note the vibrancy of the colors and the Italian names of many of the collections.

The brand failed to rise higher in our rating due to the average quality. Users in reviews complain about the fragility of the tiles, the difference in sizes and shades.

Advantages

  • rich line;
  • bright colours;
  • affordable price;
  • an extensive distribution network.

disadvantages

  • inaccurate dimensions;
  • difference in shades of tiles from one collection.

The best manufacturers of ceramic tiles in terms of price-quality ratio

The best design and quality are distinguished by European manufacturers of ceramic tiles. And the higher the quality and the more luxurious the decor, the more expenses the consumer should prepare for. Italian, Spanish and French brands set the tone for the Russian market. The experts liked the tiles from the following manufacturers.

FAP CERAMICHE

Rating: 4.9

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Those users who appreciate Italian style and quality should take a closer look at the products of FAP CERAMICHE. The main part of the tiles is intended for bathrooms, but in the catalog you can choose a suitable finish for other rooms. The range of ceramics is not the widest, it includes 30 collections. But if you consider that all the tiles are produced at the Italian factory in Sassuolo, it becomes clear that the brand relies on style and quality. The tiles are perfect thanks to a strict control system at every stage of production.

Domestic consumers are pleased with the design and quality of the tiles, the excellent appearance even after many years of operation. The brand becomes the winner of our rating. Only the price does not cause much delight.

Advantages

  • stable quality;
  • stylish design;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • not found.

LaFabbrica

Rating: 4.8

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The leading world leader in the production of ceramic tiles is the Italian company LaFabbrica. For many years the manufacturer has been able to maintain its leading position due to the highest quality and rich assortment. The ability to create unique interiors attracts domestic buyers to Italian products. The wear resistance and strength of ceramics has been tested over the years, it is not surprising that many positive reviews come to the brand from all over the country. The different collections trace the traditions of countries from all continents. If ASTRA represents Italian classics, Kauri takes the consumer to New Zealand.

Experts and users have no complaints about the quality and appearance. The brand ranks second in the rating, yielding to the leader in price.

Advantages

  • the highest quality;
  • varied design;
  • durability;
  • unique texture.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Italon

Rating: 4.7

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Italon, a Russian-Italian joint venture, produces stylish tiles at affordable prices. The production site of the corporation is located in the Moscow region. It produces high quality products with exquisite designs. Large elements in pastel colors hint at the aristocratic interior. The main part of the ceramics is intended for wall decoration, the manufacturer offers durable porcelain stoneware as flooring. For strict classics and excellent quality, experts gave the brand the third line of the rating.

Strict users have their own opinion about Italon ceramic tiles. They are satisfied with the appearance, the texture pleasant to the touch, and the dimensional accuracy. But the durability of the top layer is poor.

Advantages

  • refined style;
  • unusual texture;
  • ease of styling;
  • high strength.

disadvantages

  • the top layer is erased.

CERABATI

Rating: 4.6

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The oldest French manufacturer of ceramic products has been operating on the European market since 1864. Thanks to the merger with the Italian corporation Marazzi Group, original tiles with Italian flavors are released from the factory conveyors. In the face of tough competition, the brand is trying to conquer new markets through a competent pricing policy. The range includes products for all walks of life. Ceramic tiles are made from white clay that is fired once. This is one of the reasons for the brightness and unusual texture.

The trade mark is one step away from the top three in the rating, as experts have discovered a shortage of products in the Russian retail network. Therefore, there are very few consumer reviews on thematic forums.

Advantages

  • originality;
  • original manufacturing technology;
  • a wide range of;
  • competent pricing policy.

disadvantages

  • deficit in the trade network of Russia.

The best collections of premium ceramic tiles

Many manufacturers have premium ceramic tiles in their assortment. They meet the toughest demands of high-income buyers. Experts highly appreciated the following series of expensive ceramics.

LAMINAM Kanka

Rating: 4.9

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When the final estimate of the interior fades into the background, experts advise paying attention to the LAMINAM Kanka ceramic tiles. The uniqueness of the Italian collection lies in the imitation of nature. In terms of aesthetics, the products are not inferior to natural stone. Shades of oxidized metals give the design a state of autumnal nature during the fall. The tile not only has a unique design, it easily withstands Russian frosts, retains its attractiveness for many years, and has the ability to self-cleaning. In the catalog you can select products for different interior styles.

Experts gave laurels to the collection winner for originality and high quality. Only the price can become a barrier to purchase.

Advantages

  • frost resistance;
  • ease of installation;
  • strength and durability;
  • self-cleaning during operation.

disadvantages

  • high price.

GRAZIA Vecchie Maioliche

Rating: 4.8

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Italian ceramic tiles Vecchie Maioliche by Ceramiche Grazia can become a unique decorative finish. The product embodies new approaches in the field of facing materials. Professional designers have worked hard to implement many exclusive solutions in one project. Italian ceramics will fit into any interior, from a room in a residential building to a sales area. Experts appreciated the laconicism and elegance of the tiles, the freshness and airiness of the motives, the variety of shades. The collection ranks second in the ranking. The high price of not only the entire series and each element did not allow it to become a winner. In terms of quality and design, experts and users are satisfied with Italian tiles.

Advantages

  • innovative approach;
  • originality of collections;
  • universality of application;
  • high quality.

disadvantages

  • high price.

VALLELUNGA Foussana

Rating: 4.8

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The history of the Italian company Ceramica Vallelunga confirms the endless possibilities of friendship between people. In the 50s of the last century, a group of like-minded people decided to combine their financial capabilities and build a small ceramic tile factory. This is how the Ceramica Keraviv company appeared, which was transformed into the famous Vallelunga brand. The company's production facilities are located in Nepi, located in the Italian province of Viterbo. This double fired tile is designed for floors and walls. To keep pace with the times, the company is regularly modernized, the design of the collections is updated.

The collection is included in our rating for its refined style, adherence to Italian traditions and excellent quality. Users love the beauty of ceramics, perfect flatness and durability.

Advantages

  • refined style;
  • Italian quality;
  • strength and durability;
  • heat resistance.

disadvantages

  • high price.

GRAZIA Venice

Rating: 4.8

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Another collection of the famous Italian manufacturer Ceramiche Grazia is included in our rating. The Venice series made a splash at the 2014 Cersaie in Bologna. Its uniqueness lies in the stained glass style. Ceramics are designed for bathroom decoration. Individual elements of the collection will become a real decoration when decorating corridors, entrances, etc. The manufacturer offers the domestic consumer Pannello Fenice decors 80×40 cm in size, as well as 3 types of borders, corner pieces and skirting boards. Their use allows you to emphasize the classic style of the created interior.

The collection is located near the top three, because it cannot boast of a variety of decors. But the quality and durability of ceramic tiles meets Italian standards.

Advantages

  • unique stained glass style;
  • high quality;
  • strength and durability;
  • versatile application.

disadvantages

  • small selection.

EQUIPE Rhombus

Rating: 4.7

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The Spanish factory Equipe Ceramicas has been operating in the market of finishing materials since 1999. Initially, the company was engaged in the production of decorative elements, and since 2005, the main activity has become the production of small-format ceramic tiles. The EQUIPE Rhombus collection was presented to the public at the 53rd Casa Decor exhibition. It has a rhombic shape measuring 24×14 cm. The tile allows you to creatively decorate floor and wall surfaces both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to the anti-slip coating, the collection becomes an excellent option for decorating the floors of bathrooms and toilets.

Getting a trademark into our rating is a rule. It is the world leader in the production of small format tiles.

Advantages

  • bold color schemes;
  • original forms;
  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • long service life.

disadvantages

  • poor assortment.

VENIS Madagaskar

Rating: 4.7

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Another Spanish brand VENIS was included in our rating. The factory was founded in 1987 as a subsidiary of the well-known Porcelanosa company. The purpose of the new division is to master new types of tiles and experiment with design. To produce the highest quality ceramic tiles, the manufacturer uses exclusively white clay. High strength, reliability and durability are achieved by strict adherence to technological discipline. VENIS Madagaskar collection imitates natural stone very accurately. The series got its name from the famous island in the Indian Ocean, where natural stones such as limestone and sandstone are found.

Users appreciate Spanish ceramics for their luxury, individuality and exclusivity. But the choice of tiles in our country is quite limited.

Advantages

  • strength and durability;
  • high quality;
  • exact dimensions;
  • luxury and sophistication.

disadvantages

  • a modest choice.

LAMINAM RUS I Naturali Marmi

Rating: 4.7

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The Italian brand LAMINAM is a fairly young player in the finishing materials market. Its history began in 2001 at the initiative of the engineer Franco Stephanie. Today the tiles are produced in two factories, one located in Italy and the other in Russia. LAMINAM RUS works in the Kaluga region, where the I Naturali Marmi collection is produced. It is a unique imitation of natural marble. A number of innovative technologies are used in the manufacturing process. Using a special print, the image of the marble cut is transferred to large slabs. As a result, he gets a drawing that cannot be distinguished from the original for the layman.

Users admire the different shades of tiles, which allows them to choose the right combination for the interior of the room.

Advantages

  • unique manufacturing technology;
  • precise imitation of marble;
  • variety of shades;
  • thickness 3 and 5 mm.

disadvantages

  • only one size.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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