Why Porcelain in Pools?
The main differences between porcelain and ceramic; raw material components, production techniques and firing temperatures. Ceramic tiles are fired at low temperatures, porcelain tiles at high temperatures. The body (masse) colors of ceramic tiles are blacker and darker, their production costs are lower, while porcelain tiles are whiter and lighter.
Ceramics have porous and soft, water-permeable properties due to their structure, and capillary cracks occur in their bodies when used for a long time. These cracks provide suitable environments for bacterial growth, so they are not hygienic. It may stain and is difficult to clean. Ceramics are not resistant to water either. Due to the water they absorb into their bodies, they have no resistance to frost. Explosions and cracks and spills in the pool can be witnessed with the expansion of the water in minus temperatures in winter. Ceramics are mostly preferred for indoor floor and wall coverings, pottery and tile making.
Porcelain tiles are hygienic with their water-absorbent properties, they do not form pores due to their high pressure, they are harder and more durable, so they are resistant to thermal shock and chemicals. It is more resistant to external factors than ceramics. Since it is fired at high temperatures, its surfaces are smoother than ceramic tiles, it does not hold stains, does not form bacteria and is easy to clean. It is more resistant to impact and temperature changes. It also provides an advantage in transportation and transfer because it is lighter.
Porcelain tiles consist of clay, kaolin, silicate and zirconium-added components. They have an insulating property with their denser and compressed structure, they do not conduct electricity. With all these features, it is preferred in dentistry and health sectors, as well as in kitchen and household items that require hygiene.
Porcelain is an indispensable material in pools, thanks to all these properties that make porcelain.