published on | 26 May 2017
Different types of finishes in Porcelain – Vitrified Tiles are:
Nano polished vitrified tiles:
If you apply a layer of liquid silica on Vitrified Tiles then it fills the micro (nano) pores on the tiles surface and makes it smooth. These tiles are called nano polished vitrified tiles.
Double Charge vitrified tiles:
The double charge tiles get a thick layer. This is because these types of vitrified tiles are fed by the press to get thick layer of design, and 2 colors. As a result, these tiles are 3 to 4 mm thicker than other tiles. These tiles are perfect for the areas where there is lot of traffic. If you are looking for the tiles to fit into your commercial spaces, then Double Charge vitrified tiles are great. These tiles are apt if you are looking for durable choices, but again, you do not have vast range of patterns, and they are only limited as the process does not permits complex patterns.
Full body vitrified tiles:
If you are looking for colorful options, the full body vitrified tiles are ideal choices. They have colors running all over the body. This full color on the thickness of the tiles has a great advantage. You never get to see the scratches and the cheeping easily, as they can escape the eyes most of the times. These tiles are added with the paint mixture even when they are in the making. One of the great benefits is that the color tends to stay for years, as it runs throughout. While this can be the apt option for the heavy traffic areas, say shopping malls and aero dram, you can see that only a few companies offer these tiles. This is because a special mixture is needed for the new design. Also, the numbers of designs you can see are not much. One more let down can be the most expensive price, but still this is worth what you pay for.
Matt Porcelain Glazed Tiles / Glazed Vitrified Tiles (GVT):
Which are vitrified tiles with glazed surface. They offer a vast variety of design, art work and surface textures like wood grain, bamboo, slate or stone. This tile is now printed through digital printing technology. Recently because of digital printing technology over vitrified tiles, GVT offers option of making any type of design/art work that is only possible in this type. Many type of textures (like wooden, bamboo, slate or stone) are possible in GVT.
Polished Porcelain Glazed Tiles / Polished Glazed Vitrified Tiles (PGVT):
which is a subset of GVT, are GVT tiles in glossy form.