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Introduction of Vitrified Tiles
Tiles are one of the most important parts of the interior of the building. Tiles give a smooth and plane surface to the interior of the buildings.
Tiles enhance the beauty of the floors in the interior of the structure. There are different types of tiles for the house available in the market as per the requirement.
Vitrified tiles are one of the most common and popular tiling options widely used in India. Vitrified tiles are available with enhanced qualities.
Vitrified tile is a non-porous style that is widely used for vitrified flooring for the replacement of marble and Granite flooring.
In this article, you will get to know all about Vitrified tiles and Types of vitrified tiles, the Advantages of vitrified tiles, and the disadvantages of vitrified tiles.
What Are Vitrified Tiles?
Vitrified tiles are ceramic tiles that have very low porosity and widely used outdoors was due to their water and frost resistance properties. Vitrified tiles are made from a mixture of silica, clay, quartz, and feldspar.
Vitrified tiles are a mix of silica and clay in the appropriate proportion. The fused material is heated at a high temperature which leads to the unique texture of the vitrified tiles. Vitrified tiles appear with Shiny and glass-like surfaces.
Vitrified tiles have greater mechanical strength as well as scratch resistance as compared to granite or marble.
The vitrified tile thickness ranges from 10 mm to 12mm. The vitrified tiles have an absorption rate of 50 %. The installation of vitrified tiles is easy as compared to other types of tiles and it does not require skilled labor for its installation.
The maintenance of the Vitrified Tiles is easy because of their shining surface. Vitrified tiles are smooth in surface and give you an aesthetic look in the interior of the buildings.
Vitrified tiles are more durable as compared to other types of tiles and have more flexural strength.
The Vitrified Tiles are available in different sizes but the common size which is mostly used is 2 feet x 2 feet. Vitrified tile thickness ranges from 8 mm to 12 mm.
The water absorption of vitrified tiles is negligible, that’s why it is suitable for wet areas. Vitrified tiles also have high frost resistance because of their low water absorption.
Advantages of Vitrified Tiles
There are various advantages of vitrified tiles which are as follows
- Vitrified tiles have a consistent design, pattern, and texture.
- The installation process of vitrified tile is very easy and simple.
- Vitrified tiles are scratch and stain-resistant.
- Vitrified tiles are manufactured by the process of vitrification which has high strength.
Disadvantages of Vitrified Tiles
- Vitrified tiles are more expensive as compared to ceramic and porcelain tiles.
- The ages of vitrified tiles may crack if it is not treated properly.
Different Types of Vitrified Tiles
There are different types of vitrified tiles which are as follows
- Double Charged Vitrified Tiles
- Full Body Vitrified Tiles
- Glazed Vitrified Tiles
Double Charged Vitrified Tiles
Double-charge vitrified tiles are one of the best choices which are widely used for residential as well as commercial projects.
Double-charged vitrified tiles are manufactured by infusing the two layers of tiles together which makes them thicker than conventional tiles.
The process of vitrification makes the tile surface stronger and shinier which gives an aesthetic look. Double-charge vitrified tiles are durable and scratch-resistant. Double-charge vitrified tiles are used in homes corporate places hospitals banks and other associations etc.
Vitrified tiles are budget-friendly and widely used in the interior of homes and offices. Double-charged vitrified tiles are usually 3 to 4 mm thick in size and are made by merging two layers of tiles.
The double-charged vitrified tiles required less maintenance and it prevents the accumulation of dirt and dust on the surface of this style which is very easy to clean. Double-charge vitrified tiles are suitable for heavy-traffic commercial projects.
The price of double-charged vitrified tiles is a little bit more as compared to polish-glazed vitrified tiles. The price range of double-charged vitrified tiles starts from Rs 50 per square meter.
Advantages of Double Charged Vitrified Tiles
The double-charged vitrified tiles advantages are as follows.
- The double-charge vitrified tiles are scratch and stain resistance.
- Double-charge vitrified tiles are very easy to clean and maintain.
- Double charge vitrified tiles are manufactured with the vitrification process due to which it has very high strength.
- It is an extremely durable tile compared to other types of tiles
- Double-charge vitrified tiles can withstand heavy foot traffic without any wear and tear.
- The installation process of double-charge vitrified floor tiles is very easy.
Disadvantages of Double Charge Vitrified Tiles
- One of the disadvantages of double-charge vitrified tiles is that it is not available in a variety of complex design patterns.
Full Body Vitrified Tiles
Full-body vitrified tiles have a uniform color that runs throughout the thickness of the vitrified tile. The full-body vitrified tile is used for high-traffic areas because it has scratch-resistant.
Glazed Vitrified Tiles
Please vitrified tiles are manufactured on a glass surface which is printed with digital technology.
Glazed vitrified tiles are mainly classified into two types
Soluble Salt Vitrified Tiles
- Soluble salt-vitrified tiles are available in the market at a cheap price.
- These types of tiles are used to penetrate the surface of the time and give it color design and pattern.
Nano Polished Soluble Salt Tiles
- These types of tiles are made by adding a layer of liquid silica to the soluble salt-vitrified tiles.
- In this process, the micropores are filled in the tile to make the tile look shinier and feel smoother on the surface.
Glazed Vitrified Tiles Price
- The glazed vitrified tile of 6 to 8 mm thickness is Rs 30 per square feet.
- The place vitrified tile price of 8 to 10 mm thickness is Rs 24 per square feet.