Glazed Tiles as Floor Finish in Nigeria

Authors

  • Toyin Emmanuel AKINDE Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso
  • Akinkunmi Olatunbosun ODENIYI 2Techno Infra Habitat Consultants Limited, Port‐Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Segun Oladapo ABIODUN Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v2i8.220

Keywords:

Glazed tile, local consumption, local production, economic diversification, Yoruba pot shard (apadi)

Abstract

Tile is no doubt rich in antiquity; its primordial  show, came as mosaic with primary prospect in sacred floor finish before its oblivion, courtesy of, later consciousness towards wall finish in banquets, kitchens, toilets, restaurants and even bars. Today, its renaissance as floor finish is apparent in private and public architectural structures with prevalence in residential, recreational, commercial, governmental and other spaces. In Nigeria, the use of glazed tiles as floor finish became apparent, supposedly in mid-twentieth century; and has since, witnessed ever increasing demands from all sundry; a development that is nascent and has necessitated its mass  production locally with pockets of firms in the country. The latter however, is a resultant response to taste cum glazed tiles affordability, whose divergent sophistication in design, colour, size and shape is believed preferred to terrazzo, carpet and floor flex tile. Accessible as glazed tile and production is, in recent times; its dearth of a holistic literature in Nigeria is obvious. In the light of the latter, this paper examine glazed tiles as floor finish in Nigeria, its advent, usage, production, challenge, benefit and prospect with the hope of opening further frontier in discipline specifics.

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2013-09-25

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