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Tile is a general term for all floor tiles and wall tiles. It is divided into many types according to different usage and functions. Among all types, glazed tiles and vitrified tiles are similar. Friends who don’t know much about ceramic tiles can easily compare the two. People are confused, so how to distinguish between glazed tiles and vitrified tiles? Let's teach you how to distinguish between glazed tiles and vitrified tiles.
What is a vitrified tile? What is a glazed tile?
Vitrified tile is actually a full ceramic tile. The powder of clay and stone is pressed by a press and then fired. The front and back sides have the same color. It has high requirements for production. It requires a better press, capable of pressing a higher density, and burning at a higher temperature. , It can be fully porcelain. Glazed tiles are bricks whose surfaces have been glazed. It is divided into two types based on the different raw materials: ceramic glazed tiles, which are fired from clay, with high water absorption rate and relatively low strength. Porcelain glazed tiles, which are made from porcelain clay, have low water absorption and relatively high strength. Its main feature is that the back color is off-white. According to the difference of gloss, it can be divided into the following two types: bright glazed tiles, suitable for creating a 'clean' effect. Matte glazed tiles are suitable for creating a 'fashionable' effect.
What is the difference between vitrified tiles and glazed tiles?
From the perspective of water absorption, glazed tiles with water absorption higher than 0.5%, and vitrified tiles below 0.5% brick. The content of glazed tiles is low, but the surface is sprayed with enamel, so it is beautiful and has good stain resistance. Vitrified tiles are full ceramic tiles with high hardness and abrasion resistance. They are not prone to surface damage after long-term use, and their performance is stable.
Where are glazed tiles and vitrified tiles mainly used? Are glazed tiles slip resistant?
Glazed tiles are mainly used on the walls of kitchens and bathrooms, and the floors of kitchens and bathrooms are general Glazed tiles are also used. Vitrified tiles are mainly used on the floor of the living room and the wall of the bathroom. Vitrified tiles are mainly ground-based in current home decoration. As far as their performance is concerned, they can be used on the walls and floors of kitchens and bathrooms.
Glazed tiles are more diversified in terms of color effects, and glazed tiles are anti-fouling and non-slip, but their wear resistance is worse than that of vitrified tiles, and the surface may wear out for a long time. Vitrified tiles have a higher degree of porcelain, the surface is hard and wear-resistant, and the long-term performance is stable and easy to clean. The anti-skid performance of vitrified tiles is slightly weaker than that of glazed tiles. When choosing, pay attention to test its anti-skid performance, and pour water on the tiled surface to test.
How to choose ceramic tiles?
The layman of ceramic tiles often depends on their eyes when choosing ceramic tiles, without considering the quality and quality of the tiles. According to industry insiders: There are many skills in the purchase of ceramic tiles, and novices who do not know about ceramic tiles can refer to it.
Looking at the specifications, a few good bricks fall together and have the same size, but to be honest, most of the domestic bricks are not very good in size. When a few bricks are put together, they are usually of different sizes. The same, so try to choose products from regular manufacturers. Second, look at the water absorption rate. Generally, the smaller the better, as long as you pour some water on the back of the tiles, it is easy to see that if the water is absorbed all at once, the water absorption rate is high, and the possibility of problems in the future is very high. If the water is difficult or slow to penetrate, it means that the brick is better and the water absorption rate is low. You can also listen to the sound, but non-industry people do not use this trick, because everyone listens too little to feel it.
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