The abundance of Greek pottery is due to its unusually wide distribution and use. Ceramic products were used for everyday needs: household dishes, containers for transporting and storing liquids, drinking bowls, decorative tiles, bottles for oil, bottles for incense or ointments, and tile murals. Pottery also using in trade. Jugs and amphoras using to store olive oil, wine, and other products. It also using for religious purposes. Vases for sacrificial libations, vessels for marriage ceremonies, funeral urns, and amphoras for oil, served as a reward for the winners of the Panathenaic Games. Some of them depict the production of ceramic products. On a Corinthian vessel of the 6th century. BC e. (Paris, Louver) We see a seated potter; turning to the left, he rotates the potter’s wheel with one hand, and molds the product with the other. Two finished vessels suspending above and to the left of the ataşehir master.
Interesting facts about ceramic tiles.
- Bricks, and later tiles, were made from sun-dried clay.
- Chinese glaze inventing during the Shang-Yin Dynasty (1523-1028 BC).
- A long time ago tiles were making by hand.
- Ceramic tiles using almost everywhere. Indoors or outdoors, on walls, floors, ceilings, fireplaces, and as exterior cladding on buildings.
- Today, ceramic tiles are not “manual” work – fully automated-production using technologies, and the human hand does not touch it until the moment of laying.
- Ceramic tiles processing at high temperatures in a certain stage during their production. In the ceramics industry, this is a heat treatment, commonly referred to as “firing” in kilns. The temperatures used in firing pottery range from about 1100 degrees to 3200 degrees Celsius. But also the temperature can reach 4200 degrees in special type ovens.
- Ceramics is defiing as a product made from inorganic materials that have non-metallic properties and is usually processed at high temperatures during a certain stage of production.
- The word “ceramics” comes from the Greek word “Keramos”. This Greek word is related to the old words of the Sanskrit root meaning “burn”, “burn”.
- Granite of volcanic (or igneous) rocks: when molten material from the Earth’s core, called Magma, comes right up to the Earth’s surface and cools, it becomes granite. Granite is very heavy and very durable. It has a very grainy texture and can be highly polishing. This type of stone comes in a variety of colors from salt and pepper to reddish-brown and jet black.
- In general, ceramic tile is a man-made product with natural ingredients.
- Marble, granite, slate, limestone, and quartzite (of which ceramic tiles consist) are natural products by mother nature.
Marble has been using for centuries.
- Ceramic tiles increase the value (cost) of your home.
- Ceramic granite can be used both indoors and outdoors – it has a natural, non-slip surface. It is using almost anywhere
- In residential and commercial areas, on walls, roofs, in showers, and around swimming pools.
- Proper tiling guarantees your home a combination of harmony and beauty.
- Glaze, which is appling to ceramic tiles in the form of liquid glass, distributing either by a jet or by pouring onto the surface. This is obtaining by applying a glaze to the “cake” at using high temperature during the firing process.
- When you are concerned about sustainability, ceramic tiles are the perfect choice for any escort environment. Most ceramic products should not absorb moisture, absorb steam, smell, or smoke.