Two types of color are fed into the machine in this process, leading to a very thick layer of a double-colored design on the tile.
Fremont, CA: Vitrified tile is a non-porous ceramic tile that is most commonly used for vitrified flooring as a replacement for marble and granite flooring and comes in a wide range of designs and colors. Hydraulic pressing, a mixture of clay, silica, quartz, and feldspar produces vitrified tiles. As a result, Vitrified tiles with low porosity are created. The pros and cons of vitrified tiles are –
Pros of Vitrified Tiles
· Because vitrified tiles are formed through the vitrification process, they are a very strong and homogeneous material. When clay is combined with feldspar and quartz, the materials combine to form a molten liquid glass sate, which solidifies to form vitrified tiles, a very hard material.
· Vitrified tiles are scratch and stain-resistant, and they can be used both indoors and outdoors.
· Indoors, they can be used in residential flooring and wall tiles in kitchens and bathrooms, while outdoors, they are ideal for high traffic areas.
· They have a consistent design, pattern, and texture.
· Vitrified tiles are simple to lay and maintain.
· Vitrified tiles are more durable than ceramic and porcelain tiles and can be used in high-traffic areas as well as in residential areas.
Cons of Vitrified Tiles
• They cost more than ceramic and porcelain tiles.
• The tiles must be handled with care or the edges will crack and chip.
Vitrified tiles could be segregated into many types depending upon the manufacturing process. They can be classified into –
1. Double Charged Vitrified Tiles
Two types of color are fed into the machine in this process, leading to a very thick layer of a double-colored design on the tile. This color and design layer is approximately 3-4mm thick. These tiles are appropriate for high-traffic areas.
2. Full Body Vitrified Tiles
When designing Full body vitrified tiles, the color is not only on the top but also seeps through the entire tile. Because the tile is homogeneous and colored throughout, the scratches on the tiles become invisible in this method. For high traffic areas, full body vitrified tiles are recommended.
3. Glazed Body Vitrified Tile
Glazed body vitrified tiles are vitrified tiles with a layer of liquid glass on top. The glazed body adds additional shine to the tile and protects it from stains.