By Marielle Barriere. Porcelain Tile. Published at Friday, May 17th, 2019 - 07:43:41 AM.
Application of tiles, are rated according to the Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI) rating system from PEI Class 1 up to PEI Class 5. If you are looking for the right tiles to be used for your walls or ceiling, the PEI Class 1 is recommended, because the tiles are not exposed to any impact. You can choose the PEI Classes 2 and 3 for your bathroom tiles, and the PEI Classes 3 to 5 as kitchen and tabletops and as flooring in any part of your home or building according to the impact, foot traffic, or exposure of the area where you will install your porcelain tiles.
Black colour is an ever gorgeous colour and in porcelain tiles, black gives a rich look. Earlier these were frequently used for commercial purpose due to its low porosity, strength, and high scratch resistance. Today, they are used all over the world in bathrooms, kitchens and in houses in common due to the latest technologies and lower price. Porcelain tiles are fired at higher temperature over 2,100 degrees F. They are harder while compared to other ceramic tiles. It is a wonderful option for bathrooms and kitchens as it is abrasion resistant. Maintenance is practically easy and it is a trendy choice in many properties. Black Porcelain is very solid, well-built, and exceptionally opposed to abrasion. Also extremely against to chemicals, and very much frost resistant
The term porcelain was coined from the Italian word ”porcellana” because of its translucent characteristic similar to the cowrie shell. Porcelain was first developed in China and was exported to Europe between the 17th and 18th century. Beautiful jars and other delicate ornaments were made from porcelain, but the discovery of its base material from soft paste to hard past has made porcelain an important industrial commodity. Porcelain is resistant to high temperatures, resistant to abrasions, and is also non-porous, which allows very minimal water absorption. Today, porcelain is an important material for insulation and is popularly used for dental prosthesis and veneers. That is why porcelain tiles are excellent choices for residential and commercial finishing.
There are some types of porcelain tiles that are quality made and do have characteristics that are vastly superior to ceramic tiles. You should always only shop for quality name brand tiles at quality tile shops to ensure that you are truly getting a quality product. Ask many questions at the tile store and ask to see as many samples as possible before you actually purchase them. Remember that many times you will be paying a premium for porcelain as opposed to just normal ceramic tiles. In many cases especially with indoor tile installations ceramic tiles will perform just as well at a much lower price.
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