How to choose good tiles?

Posted by aihw on December 4th, 2020

Ceramic tiles, due to their smooth and hard surface texture, diverse colors, convenient construction and easy maintenance, have become one of the main choices of decorative materials. The choice of tiles is very particular, from the style of the home to the material of the tiles, and then the size of each tile has an inseparable influence on the paving effect. How to choose qualified tiles? Knowing that after the tiles are laid, there will be problems before they are reworked, which is a headache.

Five principles

One look, two look, three listen, four drops of water, five feet

First, check it. Check the factory name, factory address, product name, after-sales service phone number, specifications, quantity, trademark, production date and standards on the product packaging box. For ceramic tiles, check the CCC certification mark and interior tiles. It is recommended to choose products with radionuclides that meet Class A requirements.

Second, look at the appearance. The color and gloss of the tiles should be uniform, the surface finish should be good, the periphery should be regular, and the pattern should be complete. Pull out four or five pieces from the box to see if there are color differences, distortions, missing edges, and small angles.

Third, listen to the sound. Tap with a hard object, the crisper the sound, the higher the porcelain quality, and the better the quality. You can also clamp the corner of the tile with your left thumb, index finger, and middle finger, which is easy to fall. Tap the middle and lower part of the tile with your right index finger. If the sound is clear and pleasant to the ear, if the sound is dull, it will keep the next product muddy.

Fourth, spot test. You can drip water on the back of the tile and see the penetration rate after the water is dispersed. Generally speaking, the slower the water absorption, the greater the density of the tile; conversely, the faster the water absorption, the sparser the density, the better the former.

Fifth, the higher the accuracy of the tile edge length, the better the effect after laying. Buying high-quality tiles is not only convenient for construction, but also saves man-hours and accessories. Use a tape ruler to measure the size of each tile. High precision.


In addition, observe its hardness, the ceramic tile has good hardness and toughness, and it is not easy to break after tasting.

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