Ceramic Tiles : Ratings Of Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Introduction to Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic TilesGlazed ceramic tiles have been in a category all their own – in fact five various classes. Think about what that area is going to be used for when choosing ceramic tiles for a section of the house. And then to choose a suitable tile with suitable surface abrasion resistance, compare it with the rating system.

Classes of Glazed Tile

Depending on the source, ceramic tiles could have a rating of 0-4 or 1-5. These indicate the scratch resistance and durability of the tile. Think about the latter, 1-5 rating system. Tiles which are in a no-traffic area or those that see no action are of class 1. Where would that be? Unless Spider-man lives in your house, that will mean making use of this tile on walls only. To decorate your bathroom walls, you could utilize them.

Anyplace where bare feet or slippers would cut down on the scratching to the ceramic tiles surface, those where there is light traffic, is where class2 tiles are used. The aesthetic benefit of these tiles is the priority though soiling of the tiles is predicted. Within this class you will discover shiny, lively colored ceramic tiles.

Then how about of class 3? They’d be appropriate in most residential rooms. A showroom , a retail center, or an business building where there would be light commercial traffic are locations that utilize the class 4 tiles. Class 5 has the toughest surface of all of them, where resistance to scratching will be the prime concern and aesthetic appeal is secondary. Fast food restaurants, airports, subways and so on are utilizing these ceramic tiles because they receive the most abuse.

How To Tell If a Tile is Glazed or Unglazed

You don’t need to be a professional to differentiate between a glazed and unglazed tile. Simply grab the tile and turn it to the side so you can see it in profile. The biggest layer may be the body of the tile called the bisque. The tile is glazed if you see two layers. If only one layer is seen, then more than likely the tile is unglazed.

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