Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between ceramic tiles?
The most important difference between tiles and ceramics is in the amount of strength and abrasion. Tiles are made of clay and have less strength than ceramics. Ceramics are made of inorganic and inorganic materials and have high resistance to temperature changes and abrasion.
Also, the water absorption power of ceramics is lower than that of tiles. These are the reasons why the two are used differently. Tiles that are more delicate and weigh less press are more commonly used in the body, and ceramics are often used in the floor.
Of course, considering the changes in regional temperature, ceramics are also used as facades.
How to identify quality ceramic tiles?
Resistance to climate change, low water and moisture absorption, abrasion resistance are some of the factors that determine the quality of ceramic tiles.
The level of resistance to temperature changes is a characteristic that must be considered when buying materials for the external environment. The lower the percentage of moisture absorption in tiles or ceramics, the higher their quality (this property is known as WA).
The degree of abrasion resistance is defined only for glossy ceramics and can be known as PEI. Note that this percentage is considered for the purchase of floor ceramics.
What is the difference between ordinary ceramics and porcelain ceramics?
Ordinary ceramics are made of red and sometimes white clay at high temperatures, but porcelain ceramics are made of white clay at high and controlled temperatures and pressures.
Porcelain ceramics have more strength and durability, much less water absorption (less than one percent), higher quality, more color variety and more beautiful than ordinary ceramics.
Can tiles or ceramics be painted?
Yes, it is possible, but you should follow the tips for painting ceramic tiles. Considering the type of ceramic tile, the degree of polishing and moisture absorption, it is possible to choose the right color with acceptable adhesive strength. Preparing the surface of the paint is also of particular importance in this work.
What is the difference between glazed and unglazed ceramic tiles?
Both are produced at high temperatures in the furnace, but in the glazed type it has one more furnace stage.
In fact, after applying the glaze on the ceramic tiles, they are put back in the oven. Glaze is a thin layer of glass that can be glossy, matte, plain, flowery. Glazed tiles and ceramics reflect light and are slippery.
Can new ceramic tiles be installed on old ceramic tiles?
Yes, but it is not possible if the ceramic tiles under installation have problems such as breakage and accumulation.