Vitrified Tiles

What is Vitrified Tiles?

Vitrified tiles are similar to the traditional ceramic tiles, with additional mix of silica and clay. During the vitrification process the silica and clay melt and blend together to form a glass like element inside the tile.

These tiles are comparatively costlier than the ceramic tiles, As they include Silica and Clay.

Properties of Vitrified Tiles

    • Porosity
    • Scratch Resistance
    • Brightness
    • Frost Resistance
    • Slip Resistance
    • Stain Resistance
    • Durability
    • Water Resistance
    • Colour Permanence

Advantages

    • The colour is resistance to the sunlight and do not cause fade.
    • Due to its glossy finish it is easier to clean.
    • Vitrified tiles are resistance to bacteria and fungi.
    • These tiles are consistent in sizes, shades and thickness.
    • Vitrified tiles are more durable and stain, scratch resistance.

Disadvantages

    • Vitrified tiles are Expensive.
    • These are slippery when wet.
    • Vitrified tiles are not environment friendly as the process of making them causes a significant cost of energy and carbon dioxide.
    • Vitrified tiles need to be installed by an expert tile layer to ensure thin, even and neat joints between the tiles.
    • High quality adhesives are used to ensure more stability.

Where can i use Vitrified tiles?

Due to its less porosity these tiles can be used in moisture areas like

    • Kitchen
    • Bathroom
    • Garden
    • Roof

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