Nowadays, there is tremendous market competition across all industries, and the quality is inconsistent. It can be challenging to tell the real from the fake, particularly in the tile market. George Ceramic editor today focuses on how to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of tiles when decorating hospitals:
● Water Pouring Test
● Observe the Flatness of the Tying Surface
● Edge Angle Straightness Test
● Test the Stain Resistance of Tiles
● Test the Abrasion Resistance of Tiles
● Step6: Size and Weight
Step 1: Water Pouring Test
The density of tiles can be measured by water absorption, so as to clearly reflect the advantages and disadvantages of tiles. If the tiles absorb water, the whole section will be in a wet state.
Warming Tip: Tile is not the lower the water absorption rate, the better.
Floor tiles are generally porcelain or ceramic, and the national general standard: 0.5% – 3% is qualified.
Wall tiles are generally fine stoneware, stoneware or ceramic tiles, and the national general standard is 3% – 12%, which is qualified.
Step 2: Observe the Flatness of the Tying Surface
Once the tile surface is uneven, there are two reasons: one is that the decoration workers are not skilled enough, and the other is that the tile itself has problems.
It is recommended to confirm the flatness of the tiles before the decoration, and let the decoration workers carry out the construction when it is confirmed to be correct;
This can effectively avoid the aesthetic problems caused by the problem of ceramic tiles and avoid the decoration workers shirking their responsibilities.
Step 3: Edge Angle Straightness Test
The main purpose of testing the straightness of the edges and corners of the tiles is to see whether the tiles are laid neatly and whether the gap size is consistent.
At this time, we can take several tiles and lay them on the ground, carefully observe whether the gaps between the tiles are the same, and see whether the corners of the tiles can be pieced together without too much rejection.
Once the straightness of the edges and corners of the tiles is irregular, the tiles laid will be irregular, which will affect the overall effect.
Step 4: Test the Stain Resistance of Tiles
This test is very simple. We just need to write a few big words on the surface of the tile, wash it after the ink is dry, and observe the degree of cleaning. If there is ink left, it is better to change a tile.
Step 5: Test the Abrasion Resistance of Tiles
We can use the sharp blade in our hands to gently scrape and grind the tile surface, and preliminary observe the abrasion resistance of the ceramic tile to see whether the glaze layer can be scraped off the ceramic tile surface;
If the glaze layer can be easily scraped off, it shows that the wear-resistance of the tile is not good and can not be used for a long time. It is not the best choice.
Step6: Size and Weight
In the selection, you can put these tiles side by side vertically or overlap together, compare the size between the tiles, or separately take the same batch of tiles weighing;
Small tile deviation is generally in 1 mm, 10 grams for a reasonable range, large tile error of 2 mm, 50 grams for a reasonable range, more than this error, the tile quality is not good.
The hospital is the place we have to go when we are sick. There is a large flow of people here, and the halls, stairways and corridors are all paved with tiles. Once the patient slips, it will cause secondary injury. So the quality of tiles and anti-skid effect in the hospital are still very important.
The above information are six steps can help you judge the tile merits and demerits of hospital tiles.