What are the main differences between thin tiles and traditional tile?
The main differences are:
1) Thinner—Its thickness is only 1/3 of the traditional tile’s;
2) Lighter—Its weight is only 1/3 of the traditional tile’s;
3) Larger in size—Its dimensions can be up to 1200 x 3600 mm. Because of these properties, thin tiles have great advantages in application and transportation.
Are thin tiles breakable?
Thin tiles look thin and large in dimensions. This gave people some impression that ultra-thin tile is breakable. In fact, this is a kind of misconception. For the traditional tile with its thickness less than 7.5 mm, its average breaking strength is 700 or a little bit more; and for ultra-thin tile, it is up to 747. You can see that ultra-thin tile is nor weaker than the traditional one.
Thin tiles are suitable for house decoration. And it becomes a new choice for material saving and environmental protection in architecture field, it brings an innovation and development to the decoration of architecture. Thin tiles have good resistances to penetration, moisture and heat, showing better properties in the resistance of wearing, compared with the traditional materials. With its stable properties, it can be a replacement of traditional clad plates.
With it large size, thin tiles can greatly reduce the area for cementing. And with its advantages in high hardness, long service life, non-flammability, inertia to spark, resistance to the attack of the acidic or alkaline, no bright reflection to the eyes, ease to clean and maintain, vast adaptability in usage, low areal density, resistance to wearing and corrosion, thin tiles are greatly used on the buildings in the train stations and airports.
Ektexine of building:
Thin tiles are applicable to be used as the ektexine of building. And it is a new choice for saving materials and energy together with the environment protection. Thin tiles have good resistances to penetration, moisture and heat, and it can stand bad weather and bad environments where temperature varies rapidly. It can be a replacement of traditional architecture materials, showing its perfect appearance and colorfast figure.
Metros and tunnels:
Thin tiles very suitable for the usage in the structure of walls and floors in metros and tunnels. The tile is thin, light and large in dimension, and it greatly reduces the weight load on the building. It has better resistance to the wearing compared with the traditional decoration materials, and it is a good material used to replace the traditional clad plates with stable characteristics for long terms. The resistance to doodle, dust and ash makes thin tiles show its perfect appearance and colorfast figure.
Shopping mall/ Hotel/ Office building:
Thin tiles are application to interior space of shopping malls, hotels and office buildings, creating a special generous and grand decoration style. With its large size. Thin tiles can greatly reduce the area for cementing. And with its advantages in high hardness, long service life, resistance to moisture, non-flammability, resistance to heat, it is a good material used to replace the traditional clad plates, with stable characteristics for long terms. The resistance to doodle, dust and ash makes thin tiles show its perfect appearance and colorfast figure.