How to Avoid Common Glass Tile Installation Mistakes?

Homeowners and interior design professional who want a fashion-forward, fresh look select glass tile accents more frequently than ever. Glass tile harmonizes with either traditional, transitional or contemporary architecture, adding a splash of style. For years, glass tile was only used for accent and trim pieces, with ceramic tile filling the field.

there was not much thought given to the installation materials, which were generally the same as those used for the ceramic tile. Modern design trends continue to push the envelope with glass tile, moving beyond the traditional accent pieces – glass tile is now being used as field tile with sizes 12″ x 12″ or larger, and with these new tiles come new challenges.

Ensure color consistency behind glass tile. Since glass can be the sole material in an installation, it is essential to choose a bonding mortar that meets its unique demands. In most cases, the color of the thin-set mortar was not an issue when installing opaque ceramic tile.

But with clear and translucent glass, the mortar appears through the tile: if the color varies in the mortar, it will in the glass tile too.To eliminate variations across a glass tile installation, choose a glass tile mortar with a bright white shade that is controlled to a consistent standard color.

The color consistency will ensure a uniform appearance on the face of the glass tile, even in large installations that require multiple batches of mortar. As an added bonus, the bright white shade of the mortar can enhance the color of the clear or translucent glass tile.

Why not use the stone for the decoration, to use the ceramic tile?

Family decoration is a very important and grand thing, and the good or bad decoration not only affects the overall visual effect, but also related to the daily life of the use, In the entire decoration process, the choice of decoration materials is often very important. Is family decoration stone or tile?

The stone is cracked and fragile, and the processing requirement is very high. If it is not careful, it will cause fragmentation. Ceramic tiles are made by physical suppression and chemical firing. They are hard in texture and can be machined according to the actual decoration requirements of consumers.

Stone Mori hardness is only 2-3 grade, long time for the ground, the surface is easy to wear and wear. The ceramic tile is 4-7 degree Mori hardness, the surface adds the glaze protection, the product is super wear-resisting.

Stone is easy to break and fragile, especially large long boards. Even if the glued steel mesh is fixed, slotting and steel bars are easy to break when transporting and installing paving. Ceramic floor tiles are made by physical suppression and chemical firing. The texture is hard and dense. Generally, cars will not break through brick surfaces slowly.

The stone is mainly made of calcium carbonate naturally, with more cracks on the surface and easy to permeate. All kinds of stolen goods at home are easily infiltrated into the marble. The clean surface can not be cleaned at all, and the professional nursing price is expensive. The glaze layer on the surface of the ceramic tile is fired at high temperature. The stains are completely impervious and polished. The surface is smooth and easy to clean.

The nature of stone material causes small holes and crevices on the surface of stone, easy seepage and high water absorption, which is the reason why stone cleaning and nursing can’t be used for water. The glaze layer of ceramic bath tile is dense and smooth, and the water absorption rate is less than 0.3%. Therefore, tiles can be washed and cleaned with water.

The natural stone of the stone surface texture color difference is large, many defects, even if there is a uniform and unflawed stone, the price is also very expensive, the common stone will be filled with glue, dyeing treatment; Ceramic tile specialized production, raw materials, technology is completely controllable, no defects and chromatic aberration.

Stone is rough mining and simple processing, semi-finished products are not. At the same time, due to the non renewable quality of the products and mine resources, supply is not stable, replenishment is basically impossible, home installation especially large project in supply and time is difficult to control; The ceramic tile flooring is the finished product of the standardized industrial production, the size specification can be made according to the requirement, the product is bought in and out, the supply is stable, the quantity is big also can be delivered on time, the time limit is guaranteed.

Is the better the whiter quality of tile?

When the family decoration is purchased, many ordinary consumers are entangled in the color and lustre of the brick. Generally, they will choose the brick products with white brick. Although the color and quality of most tiles are not proportional to the quality, the normal quality of the tiles can not be determined by the color and lustre of the bricks, but the undeniable point: White tiles with large size tiles have great competitive advantages in product sales.

In the case of fierce market competition and serious product homogenization, the manufacturer makes a distinction between the quality of the product, and the selection of the white tile material and the iron removal process are more complex. Due to the related marketing, the low degree of quality of tile itself has created the effectiveness of marketing, resulting in general consumers blindly being followed and misled. Some ceramic manufacturers sell their inferior quality and color and lustre ceramic tiles in the market. For a long time, the ceramic tile products with deep color and lustre have left a very bad reputation in the market.

Some ceramic tiles have high requirements for whiteness, such as micro – powder tiles. It is necessary to improve the whiteness of white lines and transparency of transparent materials to improve the sense of the product. There are several ways to increase whiteness: One is to increase the amount of zirconium silicate; The two is to reduce the content of iron oxide in raw materials (white and transparent materials), so as to improve the permeability of products.
The most important factor affecting whiteness of ceramic floor tile is the content of ferric oxide and titanium dioxide in raw material, especially iron oxide content.

The raw materials for producing ceramic bath tile are mainly divided into two parts, feldspar raw materials account for about 80%, and clay materials account for about 20%. Generally, the content of ferric oxide in raw feldspar material is less than 0.2%, and the content of feldspar iron oxide in finishing (such as water mill) is less than 0.08%. The content of iron oxide in clay materials is about 1.2% ~ 1.8%, and the content of iron oxide in washed clay is about 1.2%.
The iron oxide in the green body is mainly carried by clay materials. In order to improve the whiteness of ceramic tile flooring, we must control the content of iron oxide in clay and choose refined clay. For example, the main indicators of ultra white washed clay produced by some manufacturers are: The content of iron oxide is less than 0.5%, generally around 0.4%, and the electric furnace is 90 degrees white, and the firing degree of kiln is 82 degrees. High strength and proper loss of ignition will not cause difficulty in forming or black heart when firing.

The main means to reduce the content of iron oxide is to select high quality mineral resources and two to remove iron from water.
After processing, the composite white iron oxide with low content and high strength meets the needs of tile production. However, it should be noted that some ultra white mud is very harmful to tile production when it is processed to increase whiteness and add a lot of quartz powder. Some of the northern clay with high whiteness and high fixed carbon content and large loss of burning loss is used as raw material. Although the clay whiteness of the synthesized clay is high, it is easy to produce black heart, and its strength is low, and it is not easy to form.

The whiteness of ultra white mud can not be examined solely, but also the brightness of the simulated products.
The general method of detection is: 70% of the billet was mixed with albite and 30% super white mud. After mixing ball milling, the cake was fired and the whiteness was measured in the furnace. The whiteness measured in this way is the whiteness reflected in the actual production. There is also a simple way to soak the burnt white mud cake into the water to see the change of whiteness after soaking. All iron oxide with high content of clay, whiteness of white mud super hard; low iron content, whiteness of generally not more than 10 degrees.

In addition to whiteness, mud mobility and forming strength are also important indicators of ultra white mud. Poor fluidity of mud will cause difficulties in ball milling. When the forming strength of the slurry is low, the product will crack easily.
The core index of ultra white water washing mud is: Low iron oxide content, high forming strength and whiteness after porcelain. Using ultra white mud, the production cost can be reduced and the production cost can be reduced without or less use of zirconium silicate, and the problem of excessive radiation caused by the use of zirconium silicate is also avoided.

Lay tiles for seams, and should be use the cross

Ceramic tile is a ceramic product fired by high temperature. Its physical and chemical properties are quite stable. Why there is no problem when many ceramic tile products are sent to the customer for acceptance? There are various problems after laying. How to ensure that the paving construction is all the same? At that time, the tile cross played its unique role.
The tile cross is a kind of plastic products used in the construction of ceramic tile, which is used to adjust the size of the seam. The use of the tile cross not only improves the efficiency of the slit, but also improves the precision of the seam and the seam.

The more mature products in the building materials market are HDPE materials, the color is porcelain white, milk white, its advantages are good toughness, good tensile strength, non-toxic and odorless, resistance to impact, moisture resistance, and chemical resistance.
Ceramic floor tile left seam, wall to 1 – 2MM for good, some small tiles, in order to beautiful, to retain the seam but need big; the ground seam, in addition to the ancient glaze tiles generally need to leave a larger gap 2.5 – 5MM, the other varieties of tiles generally 1.5 – 3MM for good.

Under normal circumstances, a piece of tile with one, 5MM tile cross can be taken down if the tiles are almost dry, it can be recycled at least three times, which can save some cost; the tile cross of 3MM and 2MM is not easy to take off, otherwise the tile can be easily taken off, only after the tiles are dry thoroughly can be taken down, so the general is very difficult to reuse, do not want to put down on the inside to fill the seams to see, it is recommended in accordance with a tile with a tile cross of the principle of the purchase.
The cement mortar of ceramic flooring and paste ceramic tile will have heat expansion and shrinkage problem. In the process of temperature or humidity change, the ceramic tile and cement mortar will have some expansion. If no seam is left, it will lead to the drum or crack in the process of the later use.

Although the ceramic tiles are now mechanized production, but in the process of tiles production, there will be a certain size error (the error is too large for the quality of the product). If no seam is left, it is easy to appear the joint unevenness when tile paving, affecting the beauty of ceramic tiles.
Tile paving is a very high proficiency of a construction project, the workers in the whole process of paving, it is impossible to complete the placement of every tile when there is no error, the workers’ mood is not good, daytime and night, and other different conditions of tile, the effect will be different, if no seams, the same, the same It is difficult to ensure the straight seam of ceramic rustic tile, which affects the aesthetics of tiles placement.

What’s the benefit of the seams?
1, sewing can prevent ceramic tile flooring from hollowing, deforming, cracking, jumping or even falling off.
2.Retention of seams can save materials
3.All tiles have errors, and tile joints can reduce the negative effects of errors.
4.Proper retention of seams can enrich the effect of paving
5.Avoid slit more difficult to clean
6.Reduce the uneven joints caused by the construction error
7.It is more convenient to maintain and replace later

What’s The Difference Between Polished Tile And Full Polishing Glaze?

The difference between polished tile and full polishing glaze:

Different materials:
(1)The polished tile: it is the surface of the body of the body of the body of a kind of polished brick, a kind of body brick. The ceramic tile that absorbs water rate is less than 0.5% is called vitreous brick, the water absorption rate of polishing brick is less than 0.5% also belongs to polished tile. In addition, bo hua brick is porcelain polishing brick is commonly known as a kind of ceramic tile. There is no polished tile in ceramic terminology.

(2) full polishing glaze: is a kind of can in the polishing process of glaze in a special glaze formula, it is in a final glaze, archaize brick generally are now a transparent surface convex flower glaze, glaze or transparent glaze as smooth as polished tile brightening, at the same time its glaze like archaize brick pattern of design and color is rich, thick or gorgeous colours.

In fact, the difference between polished tile and full polishing glaze is mainly in the embryo body, other still should choose more appropriate according to individual demand and hobby.

Does Ceramic Tile Have Radiation?

Now each building has tiled tile, become indispensable adornment.But everything has two sides.With the requirement of ceramic tile expanding continuously, then the problem comes:does ceramic tile have radiation?Let’s know the problem:
Ceramic tile radiation refers to the phenomenon that ceramic tile contains radioactive material, the radioactivity of glaze brick is more apparent.Glazed ceramic tile is to apply a layer of glaze on ceramic tile base, ceramic tile surface color is varied, pattern and pattern is rich.Most of the ceramic tiles are from potassium minerals, such as feldspar and mica, which contain certain radioactive substances such as uranium and potassium. It is still radioactive after the process of physical chemistry, such as pulverization and sintering. And in order to clean the surface of the tile, the raw materials often include the high radioactive zirconium sand, which also makes some tiles highly radioactive.
The national building materials test center, however, ceramic and stone detection department senior engineering expressed: add a small amount of zirconium silicate porcelain production process is a kind of modern production technology, has a history of more than ten years in our country, it is comparatively mature technology.The radioactivity of brick is very little, wait for a year in normal household environment to absorb radiation quantity, much less than do an X-ray examination, so need not worry completely.And the radiation effect of ceramic tile on human body is less than the radiation that USES mobile phone to talk a minute to produce the influence big.