Duratiles Grès Porcelain stoneware tile is a ceramic material with a lightweight, hard, polished, and non-porous body. The word “grès” means that the ceramic body of the tile is extremely vitrified, that is, compact, and thus extremely strong. Dura’s Porcelain tiles have a lean clay body, somewhat refractory, fired in the flame (at 1200-1400 C°) until it reaches non-porous vitrification and maximum waterproofing.
Porcelain floor Duratiles are made of materials with the lowest water absorption levels, i.e., the amount of water that can be absorbed by the slab under such conditions.
Furthermore, this function (which is also one of the two criteria on which the EN ISO norm classification is based) also results in the highest degree of bending power. It says, the maximum stress that the material, subject to increasing bending motion, can bear before breaking.
Amongst the most significant features of grès porcelain stoneware from Duratiles, there is also the high abrasion resistance, which means the resistance of the surface against the action related to the movement of bodies, surface, or materials in contact with it.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning the Dura porcelain tiles with pure water is not enough and we strongly recommend not to use substances such as naphtha oil, vinegar, etc… Specifically designed cleaners are required in order to remove the calcareous wastes of mortar and grouts that adhere to the dirt.
Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile
The are many ceramic materials, each one with precise features and destination use. Discover here the different type of porcelain tiles.
Tips for Laying Floor Tiles
The latest state-of-the-art porcelain stoneware tiles have turned to the manufacturing processes typical of stone materials allowing for the so-called “minimum grout line installation”.
Benefits of Dura Porcelain Tiles
- Impact strength and stress resistance
- Wear resistance
- Scratching resistance
- Resistance to frost
- Resistance to chemicals
- Stain resistance
- Fire resistance
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