Sunday, May 13, 2012

Porcelain vs Ceramics

Our customers often ask - "what is the difference between ceramics and porcelain?". So, this short article will hopefully make things much clearer.

Ceramic is a material that is made of clay by the process of heating and solidifying. Porcelain is also made of clay,  mostly includes the clay mineral kaolinite. Other raw materials include feldspar, ball clay, glass, bone ash, quartz, petuntse and alabaster. Porcelain unlike ceramics is translucent and a much higher temperature is applied (around 1300 degrees of Celsius) when going through the manufacturing process. This is a reason why it is more resistant to chips and cracks. Porcelain is less prone to moisture and resists staining - something to consider when buying tiles. Porcelain is also whiter with smoother surface and have more delicate and shiny appearance than ceramics.




Porcelain products are very popular and one of the reasons for it's popularity is the aesthetic beauty. Take a look at our porcelain vases and bowls - colourful, shiny, modern and unique. All our porcelain bowls are dishwasher and microwave safe. Who wouldn't want one of these gorgeous products...?
Have a great day!

Kristina

   

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