For the owners who have no decoration experience, they usually like to search for relevant knowledge on the Internet, but the information is true and false, and they will be misled if they are not careful! Today we’re going to debunk the six most common ceramic tile rumors on the Internet.
1. There is no need to leave seam for tile paving
Ceramic tiles as like as two peas, which are not physically identical, and no longer be able to achieve zero error in any brand, can not be exactly the same as long, wide and high. Seamless paving will not only cause ceramic tiles to be twisted, but also seriously affect the appearance and maintenance. It is easy to crack and bulge. Proper sewing and sewing can ensure the beauty of space. Observation and safety.
The rules for different ceramic tile joints are different, so it is suggested that:
If it is porcelain polished tile, cut edge tile, usually leave a seam of 1-2mm, but not less than 1mm.
Porcelain antique tiles, cut edge tiles, usually with a gap of 2-3mm.
Hand made brick and antique brick with original edge usually have a seam of 3-5mm.
Some of the pursuit of special effect of ceramic tile laying, can also be widened tile gap. The paving principle of “the bricks are not aligned with the joints” shall be followed.
2. The thicker the tile, the heavier the better
The strength and bending resistance of ceramic tile depend on its water absorption and density. In general, the lower the water absorption, the higher the ceramic tile porcelain degree; and the more delicate the ceramic tile particles, the higher the density. The higher the failure strength is, the heavier the tiles with the same thickness will generally have better quality.
Today, environmental protection has become a new trend in the development of ceramic tile industry. The development direction of building ceramic products will be light, thin, strong, durable and personalized, highlighting the concept of energy conservation and environmental protection.
3. The color difference of ceramic tile is a quality problem
Generally speaking, the color difference refers to the same batch, each color number of ceramic tile color is not the same, which is due to the production of raw materials, temperature, batch caused by different.
But another kind of “color difference” is the “color difference effect” specially pursued by designers.
Some high-grade ceramic tiles, the pursuit is not the uniform color, but the natural transition effect between bricks and tiles after paving, especially antique brick category is very common.
Manufacturers in the production of such special tiles, ink-jet printing is the use of large documents, in order to make each piece of ceramic tile texture, color are a little different, the overall effect after paving harmonious unity.
4. Matt tiles = difficult to clean
In fact, the glaze layer on the surface of high-quality Matt brick has been specially treated, which is wear-resistant, anti-skid, not dirty and easy to clean.
5. The hollowing after tile paving is the poor quality of ceramic tile
As a semi-finished product, the final effect of tile paving has a great relationship with the craftsmanship and proficiency of the paving construction master. Many cases will cause hollowing, including no seam left in paving, uneven mortar mixing and high cement grade.
6. Expensive tiles are good ones
There are many kinds of ceramic tiles, such as polished tiles, antique tiles, wall tiles, floor tiles, different specifications, different products, and different brand prices. In addition, with the sales mode of ceramic tiles, the products with high terminal prices are not necessarily good. Similarly, products with relatively affordable prices are not bad. We should first understand their own needs, use different tiles in different spaces, and find the right one Products.