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Analysis of five major points of rustic brick
- Apr 09, 2018 -

Our tile quality is recognized as a high-quality tile production place. There are many types of products, of which antique bricks are one of them. What are the characteristics of antique tiles?

Antique tiles first originated from the European glazed bricks. They were first introduced to the mainland by Taiwanese businessmen. They were called pan tiles, and later they were called classical bricks, vintage bricks, and antique bricks. The term “antique bricks” was used in them. More often than not, everyone used to be used to it and slowly became the "brand name" of similar bricks. The color and appearance of the antique tiles emphasize the return to nature. Antique tiles create a nostalgic atmosphere through style, color, and pattern. Reflecting the years of vicissitudes, the history is heavy, attracting people's attention with the unique charm of the classical.

The production process of antique tiles is basically the same as that of ordinary tiles, but new content is added in each specific process.

Raw materials, due to the fact that the raw materials used in antique tiles are very different from before, in addition to the basic powder, the application of many dry granules and special raw materials is also increased, and higher requirements are placed on raw material processing and mixing technologies.

Forming, some of the product's brick using concave and convex mold stamping, so that antique brick more three-dimensional, more natural stone effect.

Glazing and printing, this is an important process with the highest content of antique tiles, the main process control point is basically concentrated in the glazing line, the product through the printing technology to improve the color texture of the surface and improve its taste. Now tend to use roller printing, dry powder printing and other means to achieve antique, imitation of natural patterns.

Firing, which is the core process of ceramic production, in order to make the product fully vitrified, the water absorption rate is controlled below 0.5%, and the firing temperature has been increased to above 1200°C. In addition, in order to achieve a special decorative effect of the tile, in addition to a single firing, secondary firing and tertiary firing techniques have also been applied in the production of antique tiles.

In the post-processing, for the traditional color glazed tiles and crystal tiles, the products can be graded and packaged after firing. In the production of antique tiles, with the increasing demand for decorative effects, some of the products are fired. Subsequent processing operations, such as glazed polishing (soft throw, semi-throw, full throw) have also been added, and the gloss of the brick surface has been changed by throwing the glaze, receiving an alternative aesthetic effect.

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