The type of tile is a basket. How do you choose to know?
You have had a decoration experience, you must remember the memories of buying tiles. There are many kinds of ceramics with different materials, crafts and colors on the market. The sales staff will also introduce some new terms of the eyeballs to consumers: polished tiles, polished glazed tiles, all-ceramic half-tiles, antique bricks, cement bricks, Wood bricks, small tiles... Don't look at the real thing, just listening to these names is enough to dazzle.
What are the differences in raw materials and crafts? Can these various names reflect the quality of the tiles? How should consumers buy according to actual needs?
1 Don't be stunned by a variety of names
The name of the tile can be derived from a variety of names that sounds very different depending on the material, process, appearance, etc. - such as the tiles sold in the market, the material is called "glazed tile", and the process is "throwing" Glazed bricks, from the appearance of the "imitation marble bricks." Therefore, when the manufacturer develops the name of the tile, it will pick up the high-end name. Therefore, consumers should not be confused by the various names when purchasing tiles.
Not only that, the tile products are upgraded very fast, the materials with better performance, more advanced craftsmanship, more beautiful textures are constantly on the market, and the name of the tiles is constantly updated. Some names that sound high-end tiles don't tell you the quality is good.
Because of the diversity of tile names and the rapid replacement of products, consumers do not have to judge the quality of tiles through different materials and processes. For most consumers, to the standard building materials market, choose a well-known tile manufacturer to buy directly. Large-scale ceramic tile manufacturers, their own standards are more detailed than the national standard, and the bigger the brand, the stricter the standard, the after-sales service is also guaranteed.
The reporter learned that most of the owners judged that the tiles are still "face value". If you can take into account the hardness and water absorption of the tiles, it is enough to purchase good quality tiles. In addition, special attention should be paid to avoiding radioactive element tiles when purchasing tiles. Radioactive elements can make the rocks green or reddish, but it does not mean that all reddish or greenish rocks contain radioactive elements; if the white rocks contain radioactive elements such as potassium, rare earths, and uranium, the radioactivity is definitely higher than other ordinary rocks. .
2 kitchen and toilet main selection anti-slip wear-resistant brick
The tiled rooms mainly include the bathroom, the kitchen and the living room. Among them, the kitchen and floor tiles must be non-slip and stain resistant, and the wall tiles have high water absorption.
Although there is friction coefficient and wear resistance to define the slip resistance of a brick, not every tile has been tested, there are test reports, so pay special attention to the selection. It should be noted that the matte tile is definitely more slippery than the glossy tile. It can be felt with a touch of the hand. The rough tile is wear-resistant, and the uneven texture of the tile is better. The reporter visited the market and learned that the non-slip tiles sold in the market are mainly whole-body bricks, and the whole-body bricks have plain colors and oozing flowers. For example, ceramic mosaic has a good anti-slip effect, many seams, rough, and large friction, which is used by many families in the bathroom.
Because the kitchen and bathroom should be cooked, bathed, etc., the quality of the tile is good enough to fall off. Within the specified range, the lower the water absorption rate, the lighter the tile and the cement mortar are combined more closely and less easily.
Among them, the most critical indicator is the water absorption rate. Depending on the water absorption rate, ceramic tiles have different names. For example, porcelain tiles with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5%, ceramic tiles with a water content of more than 10%, and enamels between ceramic tiles and ceramic tiles. Quality, fine porcelain and so on. “The old method of detecting the water absorption rate of tiles in the past can not be universally applied. For example, as long as the water droplets are on the back of the tile, the water absorption rate can be judged by the water absorption rate. Now many tiles are glazed tiles, and the tile surface is a It is of little significance to measure the water absorption of the back material only when the layer does not absorb water." Industry insiders said.
Therefore, in simple terms, in terms of production process, tiles with low water absorption are often caused by tighter pressure and high density. Therefore, when visiting the building materials market, it is possible to judge which type of tile has a higher water absorption rate than the two wall tiles of the same specification.
3 carefully select “microcrystalline stone” in the living room
In addition to the use of ceramic tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, the living room floor tiles are also widely used in many families, and the floor tiles are easier to handle than the wooden floors and carpets. Commonly used tiles on the market for living room paving are: high hardness of polished tiles, microcrystalline stone tiles, etc.
At present, the decoration designer Mr. Wang suggested that the living room is the area where the family and visitors move most frequently and the dirt is most likely to accumulate. Therefore, the selection of the tiles pays more attention to the stain resistance, and it is not easy to infiltrate the colored liquid, and it is not easy to get dirty. Tiles are resistant to dirt, and owners who need to use them for a long time know that there is nothing to see in a few minutes of testing. For example, use an oil-based pen to draw a picture on the tile and then wipe it off, or drop the ink and wipe it off. It is not possible to judge whether the tile is dirty.
When choosing, the owners who like glossy tiles can choose from tiles such as polished tiles, polished glazed tiles, fully polished glazes, porcelain polished tiles, etc. These tiles have excellent properties of high hardness, high density and low water absorption.
“It is important to note that the industry that prefers glossy tiles is mainly careful to choose microcrystalline stone tiles. The brightness of this brick is very high. The glass glaze has a layer of glass-ceramic added to make the room look brighter, but this kind of The surface of the brick is vitrified and the hardness is only 5-6. If the sand is stained on the sole, the tile will be worn out quickly,” said Ms. Zhang, a salesman of Marco Polo ceramics.