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Science has a huge contribution in making our life easier and making complicated and time consuming processes simpler for us. Only god knows how much time humans in the Stone Age would have taken to build a dwelling. These days with the help of machinery and architecture, it is much less complicated to construct a building. The fact that humans are lazy creatures pushes them to find ways to make things easier. Whatever is simpler, will sell for sure.
Believe it or not, science has a hand in making humans lazier but at the same time has made things easier and more durable for us. Stones and rocks used in building homes are supposed to last for a long time and they do, but everything has a price. Price depends on the quality of the product and if the quality is good, then the price will definitely be more. Do you know why interior designers and architects prefer vitrified tiles for flooring and for walls as well?
What are Vitrified Tiles?
When someone is thinking of getting tiles for home, there are usually a very few choices like ceramic, quartz or plastic. The most commonly chosen tile amongst these three are Ceramic tiles which are also known as porcelain tiles. Vitrified Tiles are a type of ceramic tiles and are also known as glass tiles in some regions. Although vitrified tiles are pretty similar to their ceramic counterparts but they have very low porosity. They are preferred by architects or interior designers and are used in a wider range of projects.
Why Vitrified Tiles?
Where ceramic tiles are made by mixing clay with water and then they are glazed that makes them water resistant and scratch proof. In almost the same way, vitrified tiles are made with clay mixed in quartz and feldspar which is heated in kiln to harden them. The difference in the components makes them less porous and they don’t absorb any type of external elements.
These tiles are also preferred for application on the outdoors as they only absorb very small moisture. While ceramic tiles break due to 7-8 percent absorption rate in winters at the same time vitrified tiles are almost freeze-proof, as they have only 0.5 percent absorption rate.
Vitrified tiles are not glazed as the dye is mixed before putting the mixture in the kiln. This is why when a ceramic tile is scratched, the glaze gets removed and the tile looks ugly whereas in vitrified tiles, the colour is uniform so even if it gets scratched the colour remains the same.
If these are polished, they give out a very soft shine and if unpolished they give a very natural matte like finish, both of which look stunning on the eye.
No wonder vitrified tiles have dominated the home decor industry from a long long time. It is a buzzword in this segment, and that fact is not going to change soon. Even though change is the name of the game, some things or some products rather do stay evergreen because of what they bring to the table.
This is the reason why industry experts prefer vitrified tiles over other tiles and you should too because they are cheaper than marble and other stones and very durable in nature as well which is just the icing on the cherry one needs.