Ceramic tiles are one of the oldest forms of decorative art. They have been widely used due to their durability, technical properties and visual richness. The word “tile” comes from the French word “tuile”, which is derived from the latin word “tegula”, meaning a roof tile of baked clay. As for the word “ceramic”, it comes from the Greek word “keramikos”, which means “of pottery” or “for pottery”, and it is related to the Indo-European word “cheros”, which meant “heat”. The history of ceramic tiles begins with the oldest civilizations. It is known that Egyptians of the 4th millennium B.C. already used to decorate their houses with blue tile bricks and the Islamic Empires were responsible for spreading the use of the ceramic tile as wall covering. Taking a closer look at the history of tiles around the world you see beautiful examples with magnificent patterns and colours giving lots of inspiration for all kind of products, not only as floor- and wallcovering but also for home textiles like plaids, cushions, carpets, as well as home decoration items and small furniture. No wonder we have recently seen a lot of new interpretations of tiles in product development and interior design.