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Porcelain Tiles

TILES

There are several reasons to choose tile. The perfect tile can set the tone for every area in the house while also increasing the value of your home. Both floor and wall tile can withstand a lot of wear and tear, making maintenance easy. It’s a good option. There are two main types of tiles Porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles.

Porcelain is a robust, long-lasting, and versatile material. It is a stone relative that may mimic exquisite marbles, industrial concretes, exotic woods, tarnished metal, or take on a whole new aspect. Floorica has one of the most extensive selections of porcelain tiles in Surrey, with sizes ranging from the smallest to the incredibly big ultra-thin XXL slab. There is a porcelain tile to meet your taste and budget, whether for a floor or a wall, a residential or commercial project.

It should be emphasised that porcelain is pretty comparable to ceramic in terms of overall colour and look. However, porcelain is often regarded to be white or grey in hue. Because porcelain has a lower moisture content than many other tile materials, it is less prone to break when frozen. As a result, porcelain tiles are perfect for both Canadian indoor and outdoor designs.

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How Tiles are made?

The ingredients for making the tile must be gathered. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are both constructed of clay, however porcelain tiles are often created from heavier, denser clays than ceramic tiles. White clays coupled with sand and feldspar are commonly used to make these harder porcelain clays.

Because porcelain tiles are made of solid materials, they absorb less water and resist stains, making them excellent for muddy footprints during rainy seasons. Porcelain tiles are difficult to manufacture due to their density and hardness, which make them delicate and difficult to cut.

After gathering the clay, it is crushed to break up any large chunks. The shards are then sent into a huge milling machine, where they are crushed to the consistency of sand. This makes it simpler for the clay to react with the other materials in the tile formula, which include sand, water, feldspar, and other chemicals that vary based on the manufacturer’s recipe.

After determining the best combination, any and all air must be removed, as bubbles in the tiles can drastically diminish their durability. After the air is removed, the clay mixture is forced through a metal die, causing the clay to come out in a single continuous thick sheet, a process known as extrusion.

After extrusion, tiles are punched out of the layer and dried to remove some of the moisture from the tiles. Removing moisture is an important part of hardening and reinforcing the tiles so that they may be used, thus this operation is repeated.

The tile is then prepared for its design, beginning with a base coat of paint, followed by a priming coat to ensure that the ink adheres properly to the tile. After the tile has been primed and painted, a protective finish will be required to protect the pattern from wear and tear.

Following this, the tiles are transferred to the kiln, where they are heated to 1185 degrees to remove any remaining moisture that may be weakening the product. At the completion of the operation, the tiles are carried through a progressive cooling process. This is a critical step in the process that, if not done correctly, can result in the tile bursting due to thermal shock.