Benefits of Using Porous Ceramics
The first uses of porous ceramics was mainly in the industrial field, but with further development of the material, slowly this product is also making its way into household use, with its applications increasing day by day. Apart from being inexpensive to produce and environmentally friendly, its relative strength makes this material the obvious choice when producing certain key elements for the home which need to be both strong but financially reasonable. Two very common and popular applications of porous ceramics in modern households are water filtration systems and flooring.
Porous Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles is increasingly being used for flooring of rooms especially those which are either used regularly, such as bathroom and kitchens, or that are exposed to harsh weathers, such as garden flooring. The advantage of using porous ceramic tiles for outdoors flooring compared to other types of tiles is that while being inexpensive, they are very strong, come in different shades and sizes and will withstand better different weather conditions than any other type of tile without fading or cracking. It is also very strong and therefore would withstand a strong blow such as something heavy falling on it.
Even if it is porous, the tile's pores are so small that there is no need of sealing the entire tile but only the grouting. The porous, especially in terracotta tiles, will help the tile dry quicker and also give it a non-slip effect, suitable for outdoors usage.
Along with the above mentioned benefits, ceramic tiles are easier to clean, and can be installed in a variety of ways giving a different effect and look to two places even if the same tile is being used.
Lastly, with the always increasing fast lifestyle, home owners cannot afford the time to invest in regular maintenances of their houses, and this means that installing ceramic tiles will give you more free time plus an increased house value if you decide to sell your property later on.
Porous ceramic in the form of clay tiles are widely used in roofing as an insulating measure. Studies have shown that clay roof has a higher reflectivity and ventilation capacities compared to traditional roofing products also present on the market. This reduces the heat transfer in and out of the building by up to 50%, thus helping also in the reduction of power usage to keep the building at a desired constant temperature. Apart from being good insulators, ceramic roofing is also very strong and can withstand harsh weather, including slow, strong winds and heavy rain with no or minimal damage.
All the properties mentioned above in the ceramic roofing can also be included when talking about the use of ceramics in the manufacturing of bricks. Bricks are the only construction material that will not be damaged by the environment or termites. It is also fire resistant and a very good insulator, and a structure made of bricks can last for centuries without much damage or need of maintenance.