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From the centuries, cultures around the world have prized porcelain for its delicate shine, its silky-smooth texture, and its elegant, classical look. But today, porcelain’s uses go far beyond making dolls, decorations things, Etc… It has also become one of the most popular materials for residential flooring, with thousands of builders & homeowners choosing porcelain tile for their kitchens, bathrooms, or entry foyers.
In this article, we’ll try to present everything you’re needful & knowing about what is porcelain tiles.
Porcelain tile is made by exposing clay to searing hot temperatures — anywhere from around 2,300 to 2,400 degrees F! Obviously, porcelain is sometimes called a “high-fire” material for this reason.
The finished product is hard and heavy like stone but also has some noticeable differences. For example, while the stone is highly porous, porcelain contains no pores at all, resulting in superior protection against moisture and humidity.
Porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles are commonly used to cover floors and walls, the body of tiles contents White Iranian clay & local clay with water absorption rate of 3 < 5 %. The clay used to build porcelain tiles is generally denser. They can either be glazed or unglazed. It’s cheaper than Full body vitrified & Double Charge Tiles.
The porcelain tiles are made from a clay mixture that’s fired in a kiln as above also you read, but porcelain tile is made from more refined clay and it’s fired at higher temperatures, basically we have some doubt even the Ceramic tiles also made from clay mixture then what is the difference between each other. Yes, the different is make clarify the product ranges and qualities for each other
|Made with red, brown or white clay. Softer and less dense.||Made with white clay, sand and feldspar. Fired at a higher temperature. Harder and more dense.|
|Easier to use, obtainable in more up to date and intricate designs.||More hard-wearing. Only available in basic or very simple designs.|
|According to the ASTM standards, Ceramic tiles are more porous and often have a higher water absorption rate||According to the ASTM standards, porcelain must have a water absorption rate of 0.5-percent or lower|
|Can be prone to cracking in cold weather.||More brittle.|
|Walls and floors. Home interiors. Commercial interior walls. Low foot traffic areas||Floors. Use on walls depending on weight Commercial properties – hotels, offices, retail outlets. Areas with very high moisture levels such as wet rooms. High foot traffic areas.|
|Easy to cut and shape.||Can be difficult to cut.|
|Interior only.||Exterior and interior.|
|Ceramic tile often has a glazed surface colouring, so chips may reveal a different colour underneath.||Porcelain tile has the same colour throughout the material. A broken or chipped piece of unglazed porcelain will have a uniform colour throughout its thickness.|
|The unglazed surface of ceramic tile will feel coarse.||The finer grain of porcelain will be smooth to the touch; The finish of porcelain is smoother than that of ceramic.|
|less durable ceramic||The density of porcelain tile makes it more durable|
Still cannot decide which tiles to use for your home? The table is a short compression, Take a closer look and you certainly won’t have any difficulties making your perfect selection!
What comes to mind when you think of porcelain tile?
In fact, porcelain tile is ideal for use on everything from indoor work in kitchens and flooring to outdoor patios and more.
What’s more, porcelain Catalina tile comes in a huge variety of colours and patterns – perfect for just about any project you’ve got in mind. Need some ideas? Here are five areas for which porcelain tiles work great.
Walk-up & Stairs Case
People are surprised to learn that porcelain tile can come in colours and patterns that are designed to look identical to wood. This makes it very popular for use in areas where daily wear and tear could result in damage to actual wood flooring. For instance, using porcelain tile on stairways can provide the design you want while using a material that is more durable. The material is low maintenance, like frequent refinishing.
Flooring for the Bathroom
Most bathrooms feature tile flooring, and porcelain is the ideal option thanks to its excellent PEI rating. The rating measures the amount of heavy use tile can take before it begins to show visual signs of wear.
Porcelain tile is low-maintenance and not impacted by things like water and other external factors that are common in bathroom settings.
It also provides many options in terms of colour, patterns, shapes and sizes to create that beautiful bathroom design you’ve always envisioned.
High-traffic bathrooms, such as those used for kids or guests, can benefit greatly from floors made of porcelain tile.
One challenge to designing a bathroom is the fact that it’s an area where water and humidity are common.
With the wrong material, you could end up having to deal with the dangers of mold and mildew.
Because porcelain is a non-porous material, it doesn’t absorb moisture. It also repels water. As such, using porcelain tile for your walls can help keep your bathroom cleaner and safer.
The walkways, patios and other outdoor areas of your home are subject to much more wear and tear than those inside.
Outdoor porcelain is always exposed to the elements. Such exposure can discolour and damage other types of material used for walkways and patios.
Porcelain tile is non-porous. Therefore, rain and snow that falls on it will be repelled. This means the tile will not expand and contract and therefore will not break down like other exterior materials will. It’s also ideal for use in pools and fountains.
The possibilities are virtually limitless!