Porcelain tiles are available in a large variety of shapes, size and colours, not to mention the different finishes. When choosing tiles for your home it is important to consider the look and feel you are going for. Whether be a shiny gloss look, matte understated look, a smooth velvet look or even a textured finish to evoke character in your project. Porcelain Tile Cape Town
Tiles can represent an opportunity to stamp one’s personal style in their home. Porcelain tiles tend to have fewer impurities, making the tile a compact and hardwearing surface. Full-body porcelain tiles carry colour and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile making process, making them ideal for a plethora of spaces from kitchens to industrial floors. The characteristics of the porcelain tile make it a unique product with endless finishes.
Types of Porcelain Tiles
POLISHED PORCELAIN TILES
As the name suggests, after being fired, porcelain tiles are polished by a machine to give a mirror-like finish and rectified by squaring the edges of the tile. The shiny look of the tile gives a rich high-end appearance making your floor not only look flawless but extremely durable. The best way to look after your polished floors is with a steam mop to prevent any watermarks or streaks.
SEMI POLISHED PORCELAIN TILES
Semi polished tile is also known as “Lappato” retains elaborate techniques to achieve a polished tile surface. The tile is lightly polished, using the same process as polished porcelain. However, the layer of the glaze is very thin in comparison to the full polish finished.
GLAZED PORCELAIN TILES
Glazed Porcelain tiles are a dense tile surface with a high degree of durability being suitable for light and heavy traffic. The glaze is put onto the product before firing, making the product one of the strongest on the market. Some varieties in glazes itself are determined on how light or dark the glaze is. The lighter the glaze, it generally tends to be a harder surface in comparison to a darker glaze tile.
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