Porcelain Tiles

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There are many different types of porcelain tiles which have different processes. We present to you the four most common types of Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are the most common type of tiles. They are known to be versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors. They are used as a decorative product for floors and walls, which adds touch of style to your room. Porcelain tiles are thicker, heavier and harder than ceramic tiles, so they are preferred more over ceramic tiles. The process involves pressing and firing raw materials, which have lower water absorption. There are many different types of porcelain tiles which have different process. We present to you the four most common types of Porcelain Tiles.

1. Glazed Porcelain Tiles

Glazed porcelain tiles come in gloss, matt or semi-polished form. They are created through several methods. The glaze which is on tiles is created from the colour or a pattern with a gloss or matt finish. After a porcelain tile has been glazed, it doesn’t require any further process or sealing on the tile.

2. Unglazed Porcelain Tiles

Unglazed porcelain tiles are created by dry pigmented powdered clay that is injected into a mould and then pressed and fired. This type of production creates porcelain tiles where each tile has a different pattern. A structured finish can be produced by pressing powder into a patterned mould. The tile then takes on the texture of the mould. This type of external tile is extremely hard-wearing and is ideal for both domestic and commercial applications. Typically, no sealing is required.

3. Digitally printed Porcelain Tiles

Digitally printed porcelain is another type of glazed porcelain. This is the latest method of tile production which allows for natural materials to be photographed and digitally printed onto the tile to create images that are natural in appearance. These tiles do not need to be sealed.

4. Double-charged or Full Body Porcelain Tiles

Full-bodied or Double-charged porcelain tiles are a type of tile where the colour and pattern of the tile runs through the biscuit, with a single colour from the surface to the base of the tile. Double-charged tiles are made by compressing two layers of clay together. These tiles are great for high-traffic areas.

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