Ceramic Tiles : Glazed Ceramic Tiles 101

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Glazed Ceramic Tiles 101

Ceramic TilesGlazed ceramic tiles have been in a class all their own – in truth five different groups. When choosing ceramic tiles for a section of the house, carefully consider what that area will be used for, then compare with the rating system to select a proper tile with appropriate surface abrasion resistance.

Classes of Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles may have a rating of 0-4 or 1-5, depending on the source. These indicate the scratch resistance and durability of the tile. The 1-5 rating system should be considered.

In class 1 are tiles which will see no action, meaning they are in a no-traffic area. Where would it be found? That will mean making use of ceramic tiles on walls only unless spider-man lives within your house. To decorate your bathroom walls, you could utilize them. Any place where bare feet or slippers would cut down on the abrasion to the ceramic tile surface, those where there is light traffic, is where class2 tiles are utilized. The aesthetic appeal of these tiles is the priority though soiling of the tiles is predicted. Within this class you’ll find glossy, vibrant colored ceramic tiles.

Then what about of class 3? They’d be appropriate in many residential rooms. Class 4 tiles might be seen at an office building, a shopping mall, possibly even a showroom where there will be light commercial traffic. Class 5 has got the toughest surface of all of them, where resistance to scratching will be the prime concern and aesthetic appeal is secondary. These ceramic tiles receive the most abuse, used in airports, subways, fast food restaurants and the like.

Is the tile Glazed? Or is it Unglazed?

To distinguish between a glazed and unglazed tile, you need not be a professional. So that you can view it in profile, just grab the tile and turn it to the side. The largest layer may be the body of the tile referred to as bisque. The tile is glazed if you see two layers. If only one layer is seen, then probably the tile is unglazed.

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