Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including material like kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F). . The term “porcelain” lacks a standard definition. Porcelain is a name applied to tiles made of light coloured clay, tiles of high quality, or tiles that have been rated impervious. Properties associated with porcelain include low permeability; considerable strength, hardness, whiteness, a... Read more
WHAT IS GROUT?
Grout is a type of cement that is placed in the joints between tiles to set and keep them in place. There are two types - sanded and un-sanded. Un-sanded is used where the joints are less than sixty millimeters or one-quarter inch wide. Sanded is employed when the gap is greater than sixty millimeters.
The sand expands the... Read more
Terrazzo is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cement binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both. Metal strips often divide sections or changes in color or material in a pattern. Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured, it is... Read more