Square, rectangular, hexagonal, matte, glossy … There is no more versatile material for the floor than tiles. They are also known for high durability, easy maintenance and installation, and are a common choice for floor and wall coverings, whether wet or not. Here are the 10 most common questions and answers about ceramic tiles!
1. What is the difference between ceramics and porcelain?
The fundamental difference between ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles is in the technology behind their production.
Porcelain is the result of a more controlled production process than ordinary ceramics. Porcelain is created by mixing porcelain and various minerals burned at more than 1200 degrees Celsius, making it more homogeneous, denser, glassy and more resistant than classical ceramics. It is also less porous, so it has a very low water absorption index, making it both more durable and suitable for large traffic locations such as airports or shopping malls. Porcelain glazes are also known for a wider range of colours, rich and unique appearance.
Ceramics, on the other hand, consist of a mixture of clay and minerals. Due to minor variations and irregularities, more interesting aesthetic results can occur.