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What is the difference between vitrified tile and ceramic tile?

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Asked by priya sharma, 09 Nov '11 10:34 am
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When considering tile, there is usually a choice between ceramic, plastic and stone. If you choose ceramic tile, you may narrow the choice down to either original ceramic or porcelain, depending on your preference. However, there is another type of ceramic tile available, commonly called vitrified or glass tile. These tiles are similar to traditional ceramic versions, but are much less porous and are suitable for a wider range of projects.

Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles are made from natural clay that is mixed with water and molded. Creators apply a glaze to the tile to help protect it from water and scratches, then fire the clay in a kiln to harden it. Ceramic tiles can come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, but they must always be glazed for protection.

Vitrified Tiles
Vitrified tiles are very similar to ceramic tiles, but are made with slightly different elements. The clay is mixed with quartz and feldspar before it is heated in the kiln. These extra ingredients melt, crea ...more
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Answered by Nauty, 09 Nov '11 10:43 am

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