What are the common types of tiles?

by:MUZZI Tile     2022-09-29

Decoration is a tedious thing, from hard to soft, everything needs to be bothered. Especially in the selection of tiles, there are many things to consider. Once you choose the wrong one, it will be troublesome to remedy later. So what are the common types of tiles?

Common types of tiles:

There are many types of ceramic tiles on the market, and I personally feel that there is no need to go into details for everyone. In fact, the tiles that are usually used in the decoration process and have been tested by the market are mainly divided into 4 types: tile, unglazed tile, glazed tile, and microcrystalline stone.

1. Ceramic tiles are very light in texture and thin in thickness. In general, the thickest is about 8 mm. The waterproof effect is very poor, and the durability is poor. The advantage is that the price is low, and it is generally suitable for balconies, kitchen and bathroom walls, and cabinet backs. The full-glazed, semi-polished and antique tiles we often hear about are all glazed tiles. Glazed tiles are actually a layer of glaze on the surface of the embryo body. The smooth ones are called fully polished glazed tiles, the frosted ones are called glazed tiles, and the old ones are called antique tiles. Glazed tiles are slightly inferior to unglazed tiles in terms of wear resistance and hardness. At that time, the appearance was more beautiful, the colors and patterns were various, and the corresponding prices were slightly more expensive.

2. Unglazed tiles, In fact, the common polished tiles, full-body tiles, and vitrified tiles are all unglazed tiles. This kind of tile is basically a full-body tile with no glaze on the surface, but the water absorption rate is extremely low. The wear resistance is not bad, the price is relatively moderate, and the overall cost performance is very high. The only disadvantage is that the aesthetics of the glazed tiles are relatively poor.

3. Microcrystalline stone In fact, according to the technology, the microcrystalline stone is also a kind of glazed tile, but a thin layer of glass ceramic is added to the glaze. The surface made of glass is as bright as a mirror, the pattern is more beautiful, and the hardness and wear resistance is also excellent. The price is expensive, 500-1000 yuan a piece.

Size selection of tiles:

When you have a general understanding of the types of tiles, you should also pay attention to the specifications of the tiles when you buy them. Generally, the living room chooses larger tile specifications, such as 800*800; the bedroom with a larger area is the same as the living room, you can choose 800*800, and the smaller one can choose 600*600; the kitchen and balcony area is small, choose 300*300 specifications, choose 300*600 or 600*600 for large areas; usually choose 300*300 for the bathroom floor, and 300*300, 300*450, 300*600 for the wall.

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