Antique tile is developed from glazed tile. It is also called glazed porcelain tile. The main difference between antique tile and glazed tile is the color of glaze. Antique tile belongs to common ceramic tile. It is named for the antique decoration effect on its surface.
The Specification of Antique Tile
The common specification of antique tile has 330×330mm, 500×500mm、600×600mm、300×600mm、800×800mm etc. The surface of antique tile has smooth and uneven two types. Wood, stone, leather, metal are wide spread imitation pattern on antique tile. The pattern can be dealt with soft polish and full polish after firing.
The Features of Antique Tile
Good anti-slip property – it can be used in areas with high human traffic like living room, show room and square and areas using large amount of water like bathroom, kitchen and swimming pool.
Rich in color – antique tile with different color can create different decoration effect. Home owner also can get unexpected decoration effect by collaging different tile together.
The Classification of Antique Tile
Antique tile is divided into monochromatic tile and patterned tile according to style. Monochromatic tile is mainly used to decorate large space and patterned tile is used as partial decoration. The pattern on the patterned tile is hand painting. The surface is glazed. It combines antique feeling and fashion together.
Selection Tips for Antique Tile
Weigh: weigh the tile with hand -heavy hand feeling prove the antique tile has high density, hardness.
Scratch: scrape the glazed surface of antique tile –if the quality of glazed surface is poor or the antique tile has low hardness, scratch will be left. This kind of tile has poor antifouling performance and is difficult to clean.
Knock: knock the antique tile lightly with hand –clear and resounding sound proves the tile has high quality; on the contrary, deep sound says it has poor sintering, crack may be found inside the tile.
Watch: observe the cross section of antique tile – the higher the density of cross section is, the better the quality of antique tile. Watch the surface of antique tile –the glossiness of tile surface should be natural.
Drip: the easiest way to test the water absorption of antique tile is to drip water on the back of tile. There is no permeation and diffusion phenomenon if the antique tile has low water absorption.
Paint: paint on the antique tile with color pen; wait for a while and wipe with wet rag. If the antique tile is as fresh as new, then it has good anti-fouling performance. This kind of tile will be easy to clean and maintain.
The Maintenance Tips for Antique Tile
Clean the stain on the antique tile timely with professional cleanser in daily life.
Adding ammonium hydroxide orequal amount ofthe mixture of linseed oil and turpentine in soap solution can improve the cleaning performance at the same time of sheen.
Wax the antique tile at fixed period –two to three month a time.
When scratch is found, smear toothpaste on the scratch and scrub with dry rag. The scratch will disappear.
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