All About Vitrified Tiles

If you're in the market for new tiles for your house, you should take a close look at vitrified tiles. These have become a popular choice among the public, especially for the areas that are prone to moisture or frost. To help you make this decision, our in-house experts have explained what vitrified tiles are, why you should choose them, their different types, where they can be used, and how to maintain it. Continue reading to learn more.



What are Vitrified Tiles?

Vitrified tiles are similar to traditional ceramic tiles, but they also contain silica and clay. The silica and clay melt and blend together during the vitrification process to form a glass-like element inside each tile, allowing it to retain its original sheen even after several years of use. Vitrified tiles at AGL are available in a wide range of styles, patterns, and colours, making them an attractive alternative to marble or granite. However, because of the addition of silica and clay, as well as the vitrification process, these tiles are slightly more expensive than ceramic tiles.

What are Vitrified Tiles?

Vitrified tiles have a smooth finish and are resistant to fading and scraping.

Vitrified tiles are extremely easy to clean and are highly resistant to water, dirt, and stains. As a result, they are easily selected for interior and exterior purposes.

Vitrified tiles are an excellent alternative to natural stone floorings such as marble and granite because they have a low absorptivity.

Vitrified tiles are popular for residential use because they can withstand high traffic and have a long life.


What are the various types of vitrified tiles on the market?

The types of vitrified tiles listed below will assist you in deciding on a suitable option for a variety of interior/exterior ideas:

Digital tiles: These tiles are created by applying high-resolution digital printing to regular vitrified tiles.

Glazed vitrified: have a glass varnish added to them and thus appear extremely glossy. A press prints contours on the vitrified tiles, resulting in a double charge. These are made with a double layer of pigments and are approximately 3-4mm denser than other tiles.

Polished vitrified tiles: These are vitrified tiles that have been polished to create an even smoother surface.


Where Can We Use These Tiles?

Vitrified tiles are perfect for the backsplash in your kitchen bathroom flooring. The vitrification process ensures that the tiles harden and become weather-proof, so you can use them both indoors and outdoors. Since they have the ability to withstand a great deal of pressure, you can use them on the roof or in your garden.


How to maintain Vitrified Tiles

Vitrified tiles are ideal for use as a backsplash in the kitchen or as bathroom flooring. The vitrification process hardens and weatherproofs the tiles, allowing them to be used both indoors and outdoors. They can also be used on the roof or in the garden because they can withstand a lot of pressure. It does not take up too much time to install these tiles, however its a very tedious process to do so. To lay these tiles perfectly, you'll need to hire a professional to ensure the joints are even, and strong adhesives are used for stability.


FAQs

Vitrified tiles are the best choice for flooring because they are durable and can withstand heavy traffic. Ceramic or porcelain tiles are non-porous and do not absorb stains, so they are ideal for use on walls. To avoid slips, choose matt finish or anti-skid tiles for outdoor use.

Vitrified tiles are created by combining fine minerals such as clay and silica. Vitrified tiles are a fantastic alternative to natural stone flooring because they are stain resistant and durable.

Yes, Vitrified tiles are not only perfect for the backsplash in your kitchen but also for flooring in your bathroom.  

Two types are available - Matt and Glossy