Unglazed / Vitrified Tiles

Unglazed / Vitrified Tiles

Prepare

  • Stoneshield Grout Lift.
  • Stoneshield Deep Clean.

Seal

  • Stoneshield Marble, Granite and Travertine Cleaner (water and oil repellent)
  • OR

  • Stoneshield Penetrating Sealer - colour enhancer (water and oil repellent)
  • OR

  • Stoneshield colour enhancer - natural look ( water repellent)

All the above sealers, apart from Stoneshield Penetrating Sealer - colour enhancer will not change the colour of the tile nor leave a surface layer.

Maintain

  • Stoneshield Daily Clean.
  • Stoneshield Grout Cleaner.

Description

Vitrified, Full-bodied and Split Tile are all terms used to describe the type of tile used mainly for industrial or heavy-duty applications where the whole body of the tile has been heated to such a high temprature and held at high tempratures for so long that the entire tile becomes almost vitrified and extremely hard. These tiles are sometimes made by the "split-tile" method, where the clay is extruded into shape in a double form, and then, after firing, split by means of a cutter. This is why the term "Split-Tile" is often used to describe vitrified tiles, although this method of manufacture is sometimes also used to make low-fired clay tiles. Punched clay tiles can be made by the same method. Although extremely hard and dense, these tiles do require sealing to prevent staining from mineral oils, fats and organic matter. Sealing also reduces water staining in these tiles. Repellents or impregnators are best used for these types of tiles.

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