Vitrified Tiles are composed of quartz, silica, clay and feldspar. These materials are combined together with the process of vitrification. The tiles are manufactured by the Hydraulic press method.
Vitrified Tiles Types
Vitrified tiles could be segregated into various types depending upon the manufacturing process. They can be classified into –
Double Charged Vitrified Tiles
- In this process two kinds of colour are fed into the machine resulting in a very thick layer of a double coloured design on the tile. This layer of colour and design is around 3-4mm thick. These tiles are good for high traffic areas.
Full Body Vitrified Tiles
- In Full body vitrified tiles while designing the colour is not only on the top but seeps through the whole tile. In this method the scratches on the tiles become invisible because the tile is homogeneous and colored throughout. Full body vitrified tiles are suggested for heavy traffic areas.
Soluble Salt Vitrified Tiles
- In Soluble Vitrified tiles liquid colour screen printing is done on the tile before the tile is fired. Soluble salts are used to penetrate into the vitrified tile and give colour, designs and create patterns on the tile.
Glazed Body Vitrified Tile
- Glazed body vitrified tiles are tiles that are finished with a layer of liquid glass. The glazed body adds extra shine to the tile and protects the tile from any kind of stains.
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