BENEFITS OF USING PORCELAIN TILES
There are many reasons why you should consider using porcelain tiles, and here are some of the following reasons:
The density of porcelain is what makes it resistant to any kind of liquid penetration, making it better than other types of ceramics. This can be improved through the use of molten glass enamel. This makes the surface completely waterproof.
RESISTANCE TO RESPONSE
Porcelain tiles are known for their solid, hard surfaces. That is why it is resistant to pollen, dust and other allergens. Once these droplets fall onto the porcelain floor, they cannot penetrate the surface, we can easily wipe them with a sponge or mop. This helps keep the air free of any irritants.
High fouling resistance
Another benefit of using porcelain tiles is that it is highly resistant to fouling. That means it has the ability to repel the ingress of liquids containing staining agents, the dye will have no chance of penetrating the tile surface. Then, if you wipe the enamel surface, the effect will be even more impressive as it is almost impossible to discolor your tile surface.
The international standard for porcelain tiles states that to qualify is porcelain tiles. Porcelain must have a water absorption rate below 0.5%. The water absorption rate of ceramic tiles makes it suitable for interior and exterior applications in all climates. The water absorption rate of ceramic tiles is usually greater than 3%, which means it is not suitable for external applications.
Porcelain tiles are a material not easily burnt in normal circumstances and these floors can limit the spread of flames in the event of an explosion.
If porcelain tiles are properly installed, you will not have to worry about them being worn even if they are installed in places with high travel density, as porcelain is likely to survive for a few decades if used correctly. With that, the time and cost of replacement can be eliminated.
The natural stains, as well as the water resistance of porcelain, are one of the reasons why it is so easy to maintain. Stains can easily be cleaned with a damp rag or regular mop whenever needed and sweep regularly to remove dust and debris from the floor. Through this, the enamel surface will be maintained thoroughly. Moreover, periodic wiping with a pH-balanced solution is also recommended as it is a great way to disinfect areas.
The choice of ceramic tiles is considered to be the most difficult with existing products on the market. Using tests that comply with ASTM standards, ordinary ceramic tiles have a breaking strength of 250N / mm². With ceramic tiles, the breaking strength is ≥ 1,300N / mm². In addition to durability, ceramic tiles also have high abrasion resistance. Basically, when choosing porcelain tiles, it is important to look for a type with an abrasion resistance rating of at least 3 PEI to ensure that it can withstand high travel densities, as well as heavy equipment.
These are extremely hard bricks and almost impossible to break no matter how hard you try, unless you will use equipment made specifically for that purpose. A quality installation can last for several decades, especially if it is maintained properly.
PREPARATION BEFORE ARRIVING TO THE BRICK STORE
So now you are familiar with the basics, especially if you have carefully read the previous sections. When you visit our brick store, don’t forget to bring a small shard of window glass, pocket knife, coin and tap water in a bottle of drinking water. This will help you test each brick and see if they are really durable.