Tiles made from clay and other inorganic materials, pressed and fired at more than 1000ºC, with an absorption of 6% to 10% (semigres) for flooring and more than 10% (monoporous) for walls.
• Wall glaze: delicate finish, not resistant to abrasion.
• Floor glaze: resists high traffic.
• Brilliant gloss: a surface that reflects the light.
• Matt finish glaze: opaque surface that does not reflect the light.
• Satin gloss: opaque surface, does not reflect the light, smoother surface.
• Lustre: effects on the various glaze finishes.
CELIMA ceramic tiles have different technical characteristics depending on how they are to be used. They are available in a wide range of colors and shapes and are backed by first-class technical support.
• Protective layer: light texturing that partly protects the surface (colorless or white, matt or gloss).
• Hard protective layer: light homogeneous texturing over the entire surface.
• Hard grained: a coarser texture that covers part or all of the surface.
• Anti-slip grained: a fine, very hard texture that covers part or all of the surface.
Because ceramic tiles are subject to high temperatures during manufacture, they suffer variations in shape and color.
• Tone: not all batches are necessarily the same, so examine the shade described on the box carefully before installation.
• Format: tiles contract and expand, making it impossible for all sides to be exactly alike; for this reason they are selected according to a range of dimensions known as the "format".
The empty space between tiles, later filled with grout.
Recommendation: It is important to take into consideration the format and joint space in order to achieve uniform coverage and correct level. Failure to take these elements into account will produce an irregular appearance, unequal joints and imperfect design.
The correct combination of glaze type and surface depends on the traffic a floor has to support.
Celima offers different types of ceramics for the different types of traffic experienced in different zones.