Have you ever wondered what is it about porcelain tiles that make them different from ceramic tiles and natural stone tiles? We’ve taken the time to explain what exactly makes porcelain different from all the other tiles that are available on the market and why you should choose porcelain tiles for your next project. There have been a lot of new and innovative porcelain tile designs on the market and at Sydney Tile Gallery we have a full catalogue of the best of these.
Read on to find out all you need to know about porcelain tiles.
1. Some porcelain tile basics
Did you know that porcelain tiles can be traced all the way back to 4000 BC in Egypt? From that time porcelain manufacturing has grown in leaps and bounds. The Romans, Persian Empire and Ancient Greeks all contributed their skills and expertise to giving us our modern porcelain tiles. Basically, porcelain is made from clay that is baked at extremely high temperatures and glazed afterwards. The glaze acts as a buffer coat that stops moisture from entering the tiles and weakening them.
2. The types of ceramic tiles
There are four main types of ceramic tiles that are used the world over. These are full-body porcelain tiles, multiple load porcelain tiles, standard and coloured body porcelain tiles and twin pressed porcelain tiles. Fully body porcelain tiles are made from selected materials which are blended and pressed to give a full-bodied tile. Multiple load tiles are made up of two layers that are pressed together. Standard and coloured body tiles are usually more textured and twin pressed tiles are more colourful than the rest.
3. The benefits of porcelain tiles
Porcelain tiles generally last longer than standard tiles because they are stronger than standard tiles. The extra-high temperatures that are used to make porcelain tiles make it such that these tiles and withstand more foot traffic and wear and tear. This makes porcelain tiles the most stable and permanent flooring option. The hardness of porcelain tiles allows them to be cut into with precise and rectified edges which give a smart finish to a room.
4. Why you should use porcelain tiles
When it comes to porcelain tiles, the choices are indeed endless. Porcelain tiles come in all shapes and sizes. They can also be made to mimic the look of natural stone tiles. Many people are stumped when they are asked to distinguish between travertine like porcelain tiles and real travertine tiles. This is just an example of how you can get porcelain to look like any other tiling material.
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