Porcelain Tiles Suppler

Porcelain Tiles Supplier

It’s easy to get carried away with words like porcelain, ceramic or mosaic when it comes to flooring, because, don’t they all sound dainty and elegant?  But what is more important is to know your tiles like the back of your hand.  BluePrint Ceramics is a one-stop destination to choose your tile type, colour and texture online with ease. It is a family run business which caters to a large number of suppliers and distributors and has flourished for a long time in the tile-making industry. This article will tell you all you need to know about Porcelain Tiles, and why it is good choice for your condo.

The Basics of Porcelain

Porcelain is an interesting variant of Ceramic tiles, known for its minimal water-absorbing capacity of 0.5%. Though it’s a little tougher on the wallet than regular ceramic tiles, it’s resistance to wear and tear makes it a more than worthwhile investment in the long run. Three variants of porcelain tiles in particular are quite fascinating. Silo Porcelain is designed to strike out of the regular patterns in porcelain with creativity and paves the path to ceramic innovation. Nuance Porcelain is a blast from the past, a tribute to the quaint, vintage styles of the days gone by, and Unica Porcelain presents a harmonious balance of the old with the new.

Porcelain in the Making

The manufacture of Porcelain tiles sets it apart from regular ceramic ones by making it denser and less porous. It combines high kiln temperatures and special clays effectively to produce a dense and long-lasting tile. The process of creating a robust porcelain tile is long one. It undergoes various cycles of grinding, firing, glazing and so on before perfectly finished porcelain tile is produced.  The process is basically a five-fold one. The first step is creating the perfect blend of raw materials from a variety of clay and minerals. This is done by mixing it with water to a uniform consistency. This mixture is called the “Body-Slip”. The next two steps in manufacturing have to do with the extraction of moisture systematically and shape the clay into the required shape with the help of suitable moulds. These are the “Body Formation” and “Bisque Firing” steps. The last two steps of the manufacturing process have to do with the finishing and polishing of tiles. A decorative layer of glaze is applied to the tiles after the third step. After this, the tile is sent for further firing to fuse the glaze with the tile and create that hard, impact-resistant surface that porcelain tiles are famous for.

Why Porcelain Tiles?

Porcelain is like that school topper that all mothers like. It has everything. It is hard, durable, and frost-resistant (in some cases, even frost proof). Scratches and stains leave little or no marks and all moisture can do it visit its surface without proof. As for those of us who love to scrub our floors spotlessly clean, the good news is, porcelain’s pretty resilient even with the harshest of floor detergents! It’s the perfect flooring for heavy traffic and endures without wear and tear for a long time. On a more artistic note, the designs, textures and colours provided along with these tiles also make for a warm home and hearth. All in all, Porcelain Tiles are a wonderful choice for both the practical and the poetic!