About the difference between terracotta tiles and ceramics

About the difference between terracotta tiles and ceramics

In the eyes of most people, terracotta tiles and porcelain are the same concept. In fact, this is not the case. Strictly speaking, terracotta tiles and porcelain are two things, and the word ceramics we often say is a general term, just like the meaning of the word "guns" that we often hear, it does not refer to It’s a new thing, but a general term.

1. What is ceramic?

Ceramics are hard materials formed after proper proportioning, crushing, molding, and a series of physical and chemical reactions of clay raw materials, barren raw materials and flux raw materials, and after a series of physical and chemical reactions under high-temperature baking.

2. What is the difference between ceramics and terracotta tiles?

The difference is in water absorption. The water absorption rate is less than 0.5% for porcelain, more than 10% for pottery, and between the two is semi-porcelain.

3. Which tiles are porcelain in daily life? Which ones are ceramic?

We common all kinds of polished tiles, unglazed mosaic tiles, most sanitary wares are porcelain, water absorption rate E≤0.5%; antique tiles, small floor tiles (climbing walls), crystal tiles, wear-resistant tiles, matt tiles, etc. {TodayHot} is a stoneware brick, that is, a semi-tile, with a water absorption rate of 0.5% and 10%.

4. What is water absorption?

The water absorption is the percentage of the product that the pores in the ceramic product absorb water.

5. How are ceramic wall and floor tiles classified?

According to the purpose, it is divided into interior wall tiles, exterior wall tiles and floor tiles.

According to the material, it is divided into: Porcelain tiles-good light transmission, delicate and shell-shaped cross section;

Semi-porcelain tiles-poor light transmission, high mechanical strength, stone-like section;

Ceramic bricks-opaque, low mechanical strength, rough section;

According to the forming method, it is divided into dry pressing method, plastic method and grouting method.