what is the difference between porcelain & ceramic 

TILE?

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PORCELAIN & CERAMIC

When choosing between a porcelain or ceramic tile there  are advantages and disadvantages for both types of tiles.

Porcelain tiles are denser and is more suitable for heavy traffic areas

Ceramic tiles are more porous and is suited for residential use as well as being cost effective in terms of supply amd fixing. 

rectified &

non rectified tiles 

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RECTIFIED & NON RECTIFED TILES

Rectified edged tile refers to tiles that have been manufactured to near- perfect straight edges. Allowing for a finer grout lines of 1.5mm - 3mm, resulting in seamless  and levelled finish.

Non - rectified edges also know as cushion edge refers to tiles that have ever slightly curved profile most common in ceramic tiles.  Minimum grout line of  3mm is required due to the rounded profile.

what is

a porcelain tile?

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WHAT IS A PORCELAIN TILE?

Porcelain tiles have high density and acquire 0.5% water absorption rate and high durability.

 Making porcelain tiles applicable for wet areas and commercial use.

Porcelain is impervious to scratches and is frost resistance. Due to these positives, porcelain tiles are highly sought after as building material.

Screed or screeding refers to concrete layer used to level surface prior to laying rectified tiles. This step allows tiles to be laid in a levelled and seamless manner.

Due to screed required, installation of rectified tiles will involve larger fees than laying non - rectified tiles.

what is

screed?

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WHAT IS SCREED?

what is

a ceramic tile?

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WHAT IS A CERAMIC TILE?

Ceramic tiles possess higher than 0.05% porosity rate, making it more appropriate in residential settings and not recommended for wet areas floors.

Ceramic tiles are less dense and are lighter, resulting in easier transportation and installations.

Please be  mindful that each time the a tile is manufactured, there can be slight variations in patterns and shades that may differ from what is displayed in the showroom.

It is important to consider this information before making your decision.

shades 

and

patterns

SHADES AND PATTERNS

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Glazed Porcelain refers to tiles that are finished with a hard coating on the surface. This coating reinforces porcelain tile’s low porosity, chemical resistance, and strength. Due to the glaze being a thin layer, the body of the tile will be visible when scratches and chipping occur.

Glazed Porcelain can have many advantages including mimicking certain finishes of timber, stones, concrete etc. without having the disadvantages that comes with using the materials given as examples.

 

Full Body Porcelain refers to tiles that are manufactured to have the same-coloured finish throughout the whole body of the tile. The resulting product possesses high durability and less visibility when damaged. Full body porcelain can be porous and may need sealing to prevent staining, especially with lighter shades.

 

Double Loaded Porcelain also known as Half Body Porcelain sits between a Glazed Porcelain and a Full Body Porcelain tile. The full body finish makes up half of the total thickness of the tile. While the white bisque makes up the other half.

different types of porcelain

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