The polished finish on a ceramic glazed tile does not come easy. There are numerous devices used to glaze tiles. Some manufacturers have up to 15 applications of glaze material before finally sending the tiles off to the kiln for firing. This is necessary to give it a more “natural” look rather than a regular flat-colored glaze tile. What is glaze? What are its benefits?
What is a Ceramic Glazed Tile?
When a tile is glazed, it is coated with a liquid, colored, glass called frit which is sprayed or poured on. Then it gets sent to the kiln where it will endure over 1000 degrees Celsius to bake the glaze onto the surface. Depending on the variety of tile, it may be fired in the kiln for a second time. The glaze provides an unlimited array of colors and designs and can give the tile a smooth or textured surface. What are the benefits of ceramic tiles?
Ceramic Glazed Tiles—The Pros and Cons
Ceramic glazed tiles are easy to care for. They are resistant to stains, odors, and dirt and can be cleaned up with a damp mop, sponge or other cleaners. Glazing extends the life of ceramic tiles. Moreover, glazed tiles are friendly to the environment since they are generally manufactured using natural materials and do not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.
Another strength of ceramic glazed tiles is that they are fire resistant. Hot pots and pans placed on the surface will not melt the glazing or cause the tile to burn. Even a lit match dropped on a tile and let sit will not damage the tile. Have children who seem unable to drink without sharing a bit with your flooring? Well, ceramic glazed tile is resistant to most common liquids so even the most irritating and messy spills need not damage your tiling.
TFO Tile Factory Outlet specializes in ceramic glazed tiles. Learn more about ceramic glazed tiles at https://www.tfo.com.au or buy directly online at the TFO online tile shop.