Tile type baskets How to pick you know?
If you have had a decoration experience, you must have a memory of buying a tile. There are many kinds of ceramic tiles on the market with different materials, crafts, and colors. The sales staff will also select some new words that attract people's eyeballs to introduce to consumers: polished tiles, polished glazed tiles, all-ceramic half tiles, antique tiles, cement bricks, Wood grain bricks, small flower bricks... Don’t look at real objects. Simply listening to these names is enough to make people dazzled.
How are these tiles different in raw materials and processes? Do these various names reflect the quality of the tiles? How should consumers buy according to actual needs?
A Don't be confused by various names
The name of the tiles can be derived from materials, craftsmanship, appearance, and other characteristics, derived from a number of different names that sounds different - such as tiles sold in the market, from the material called "glazed tiles," from the process is "toss Glazed tiles" are "imitation marble tiles" in appearance. Therefore, manufacturers in the formulation of tile names, will pick up the high-end name. Therefore, when consumers purchase tiles, they should not be confused by the various names.
Not only that, tile products are being upgraded at a very fast pace. Better materials, more sophisticated craftsmanship, more beautiful textures are constantly on the market, and tile names are constantly updated. Some tiles that sound like high-end tiles do not show their quality.
Due to the diversity of tile names and rapid product turnover, consumers do not need to judge the quality of tiles through different materials and processes. For most consumers, to the standard building materials market, pick a good reputation ceramic tile manufacturers can buy directly. Large brand tile manufacturers, their own standards than the national standard to be more detailed, and the larger the brand, the more stringent standards, after-sales service is also guaranteed.
The reporter learned that most of the owners judge that the tiles are still “face value”. If they can take into account the hardness of the tiles, water absorption rate and other indicators, it is sufficient to purchase good-quality tiles. In addition, special attention needs to be paid when avoiding radioactive element tiles when purchasing tiles. Radioactive elements can make the rocks greenish or reddish, but it does not mean that all reddish or green rocks contain radioactive elements. If white rocks contain radioactive elements such as potassium, rare earth and uranium, the radioactivity is definitely higher than other ordinary rocks. .
B kitchen main anti-skid wear-resistant brick
Tiled rooms mainly include bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms. Among them, kitchen and floor tiles must be non-slip resistant and have a high water absorption rate.
Although there is a coefficient of friction and degree of wear to define the degree of slippage of a brick, not every tile has been tested and there are test reports, so be careful when selecting. It should be noted that matt tiles are definitely better than non-slip tiles on the bright surface, and you can feel it when you get started. The rough tiles are wear-resistant, and the uneven texture tiles are better. The reporter visited the market and learned that the anti-skid bricks on the market are mainly full-body bricks, and all bricks are plain and oozing. For example, ceramic mosaics have a good anti-slip effect, with many seams, rough, and high friction, and are used by many families in the bathroom.
Because kitchens and bathrooms are used for cooking and bathing, the quality of ceramic tiles is better, so it is not easy to fall off. Within the specified range, tile and cement mortar with lower water absorption and lighter weight are combined more tightly and less easily.
Among them, the most critical indicator is the water absorption rate. According to different water absorption rates, tiles have different names. For example: ceramic tiles with a water absorption of less than 0.5%, ceramic tiles of more than 10%, porcelain enamels between porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles. Quality, fine porcelain and so on. “The old method of detecting the water absorption of tiles has not been universally applicable. For example, as long as the water droplets are on the back of the tiles, the water absorption rate can be judged by the speed of water absorption. Now many ceramic tiles are glazed tiles. The layer of non-absorbent glaze, only measuring the water absorption rate of the back material is of little significance." Industry sources said.
So simply speaking, from the point of view of the production process, tiles with low water absorption are often due to the tighter pressure of the machine and the high density and high quality. Therefore, when visiting the building materials market, two tiles with the same specifications can be used to determine which type of tile has higher water absorption.
C carefully selected "microcrystalline stone" in the living room
In addition to kitchen and bathroom tiles, living room floor tiles are also widely used by many families. Tiles are easier to handle than wood floors and carpets. Common tiles for the living room on the market are: high hardness polished tiles, microcrystalline tiles, etc.
At present, Mr. Wang, a decoration designer, suggests that the living room is the area where family members and visitors walk the most frequently and where dirt is most likely to accumulate. Therefore, ceramic tile selection is more focused on stain resistance and does not easily penetrate colored liquids. Tiles are resistant to pollution and require owners who have been using it for long periods of time to know that a few minutes of testing do not reveal anything. For example, if you use an oil-based pen to draw a picture on a tile and then wipe it off, or if you drop it and then wipe it off, you can't tell if the tiles are dirty or not.
When selecting, the owners who like glossy tiles can choose among tiles such as polished tiles, polished glazed tiles, fully polished glazed tiles, and porcelain throwing tiles. These types of tiles have the features of high hardness, high density, and low water absorption.
“What needs special attention is that the industry that prefers glossy tiles is careful to choose crystallized ceramic tiles. The brightness of these tiles is very high. The glazed surface of ceramic tiles adds more glass-ceramic layers to make the room look brighter. The surface of the brick is vitrified and its hardness is only 5-6. If the sole is covered with sand and goes on this tile, the tiles will be worn out soon,” said Ms. Zhang, a salesman of Marco Polo tiles.
Ceramic production areas prefer to stop production but also to carry out environmental protection