There are a few big mistakes in the purchase of ceramic tiles, and the clients need to be cautious in making decisions.
One: the whiter the better the tiles
The white tile has high requirements on raw materials. The raw materials for white ceramic tile production in many producing areas in China are very scarce. In order to increase the whiteness of the glaze, some manufacturers even add radioactive zirconium raw materials. It is understood that in fact, the reserves of China's red tile raw materials are very rich, but under the guidance of the trend of white bricks and high-end consumer trends, manufacturers have to abandon red ceramic.
Two: the bigger the tile, the better
Many domestic consumers think that the bigger the tile, the more fashionable, the more powerful . In fact, in addition to being expensive, the oversized tiles add a lot of inconvenience to handling, design and cutting. In Europe, where the modern ceramics industry is very developed, almost all of them are small-sized products, and the demand for bricks over 600 mm is small.
Three: polished tiles are not slip resistant
The polished brick has a high finish and a good flatness of the brick surface, which can fully contact the sole, thereby increasing the friction between the brick surface and the sole, and achieving the anti-slip effect. Some brands of polished tiles are still slip resistant when water is present on the surface.
Four:the thicker the tile, the better
Most consumers think that the thicker and stronger the tile, the more it looks like stone. In fact, the strength of a tile lies in its crack resistance, not its thickness. At present, the development direction of international architectural ceramic products is light, thin, strong, durable and personalized.
Five: matt brick is not easy to clean
In general, matt glazed tiles are relatively easy to suck dirty, but they do not penetrate into the glaze and can be removed with common cleaning agents. In fact, most of the glaze layers on the matt brick surface are specially treated, wear-resistant, non-slip, not dirty, and easy to clean.
Six: paving tiles without seams
In order to pursue aesthetics, some consumers prefer to use a slit or even no seam when laying tiles. After the paving is applied, the tiles may be arched or even cracked due to factors such as thermal expansion and contraction, moisture, and drying, which may damage the decoration effect. Jiuzheng Home Network believes that it is necessary to keep the seams during interior decoration. Generally, the brick joints of the wall need 2mm, and the brick seams of the ground need 3-5mm.
Seven: white cement fill the gap
In the past, when people were doing interior decoration, white cement was used for jointing between the ground and the wall. However, cracking, discoloration, shedding, and alkali returning may occur after filling with white cement, so a professional caulking agent should be used for jointing.