The word “porcelain” many seem to link with the word “doll”. For scientists porcelain is the minerals used to produce a tough, white, impermeable substance. Porcelain tiles on the other hand, are such because of their water absorption rate (0.5% or less) and not due to their composition. Porcelain tiles have unique characteristics that make them the tile of choice in certain areas. What are they? And what are porcelain tile prices?
Porcelain tiles are full-body tiles, which mean the colour or pattern is present throughout the entire tile and not just on the surface. How does this preserve the beauty of the tile? When the colour is merely the glaze on the surface, cracks are more visible as this glaze is abraded. However, with full-body porcelain tiles the colour permeates the entire porcelain tile. Therefore abrasion and high traffic do not wear, damage, or dull the colour or pattern. Accordingly this makes the aesthetic appeal of your tile design virtually immortal. What else do porcelain tiles have to offer?
Strong Under Pressure
Manufacturers use the pressed dust method to create porcelain tiles. How much pressure do they use when making porcelain tiles? About 6 thousand pounds per square inch. How do the tiles hold up under such pressure? It in fact makes them stronger, increasing their density. This, in turn makes them harder and more durable.
Through The Fire
In addition to remaining steadfast under pressure, manufacturers fire porcelain tiles at a higher temperature than ceramic tiles, around 1200 degrees Celsius (2200 degrees Fahrenheit). This gives them their low water absorption rate and imperviousness. Why is this a bonus?
Water And Porcelain Tiles
It would be ill-advised to use tiles with a high absorption rate, such as wall tiles, outside where they would receive moisture especially in areas prone to freezing. When moisture seeps into the minute fissures in a tile, it can later freeze, thereby expanding and cracking the tile. Porcelain though, does not experience such disastrous effects.
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