Late 80’s the Porcelain tiles made his entry as an evolutions of the ceramic tiles procedures.
Mainly created for floor tiles, compare to the ceramic, has a stronger body and glaze, making it suitable for any kind of floors application.
The Clay for porcelain tiles is not locally supplied anymore, but instead it is generally imported as a strong granite powder and can be white or coloured even with pigments addition. Once received, it is required to properly wash the porcelain clay from all his impurity and get a perfectly clean powder.
Once pressed the body of the tile, because of this clean powder, the body of the porcelain tiles can resist a much higher temperature before melting, that allow a better greifications between the body and the glaze applied on top and because of the extremely low porosity it is also frost proof making it a much stronger tile.
With the improvement of the technology it is now possible to obtain a better colours chart and designs, making it suitable for all floor and wall application keeping the strenght feature.