Difference between Nano, Ceramic, glazed, double charge, digital and vitrified tiles

Difference between Nano, Ceramic, glazed, double charge, digital and vitrified tiles

 

 

 

Ceramic Tiles: Ceramic tiles are made of clay, minerals and water. They are available in glazed and unglazed versions. They have a rough texture compared to vitrified tiles. These are very easy to install when compared to vitrified tiles. The cost of these tiles is less.

 

 

Whereas vitrified tiles are ceramic tiles which have a really low porosity. They are made by a process called vitrification. They consist of about 40% clay and 60% silica. These are known for their glossy finish. These are bit harder to install. They are more expensive. They are further divided into many types such as: Nano Polished Vitrified tiles, Glazed Vitrified tiles, Double Charged Vitrified Tiles and Digital vitrified tiles. Let us discuss the individual types below:

 

 

Nano Tiles: These are made by applying a layer of liquid silica on vitrified tiles because the liquid silica fills micro (nano) pores on the tiles surface, it is called nano polished vitrified tiles. It gives the tiles a smoother finish and feel. Since very few pores are visible after the application of the silica, the tiles appear to be shiny and smooth.

 

 

Glazed Tiles: Glazed vitrified tiles (GVT) have a glazed surface. We have many choices in the kind of design of these tiles like bamboo, slate, stone etc. The process is costly but now a days it is becoming less expensive as digital printing is being used. Also because of the digital printers so you are spoiled for choices!

 

 

Double charged Tiles: These kind of tiles are manufactured by making the vitrified tiles go through press which does the job of printing the pattern with a double layer of pigment, which is about 3 to 4 mm thicker than other tiles. The drawback is that it doesn’t permit complex patterns but the fact that the tiles are very durable more than offsets the availability of choice. The life of these tiles is way more than others.

 

 

Digital Tiles:

These tiles have one coat of pigment which is about 1 or 2 mm. These are not very suitable for heavy traffic. The advantage is that any kind of design can be printed on these tiles and the best part is that you can customize the design of tile by using your photo or any other picture of your choice.

 

 

Full body vitrified tiles: These tiles have pigment in the entire body of the tile because of this the scratches are virtually impossible to notice and thus these are best suited for heavy foot traffic area. The drawback is that they are more costly and the design selection is quite limited.

Ceramic tiles are made of clay, minerals and water.Glazed vitrified tiles (GVT) have a glazed surface.

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