|Glaze Finish||Glossy Solid|
|Long Term Crazing||No|
|Shower, Saunas and Steam Rooms||Yes|
|Pools, Lakes and Fountains||Yes|
Craquelé is the appearance of fine cracks in the glaze, also called crackle. The size and distribution of crazing will vary from tile to tile. Crazing can be enhanced with stains or sealed to minimize the effect.
Crazing is not a defect, but a decorative effect that is deliberately induced, usually known as artistic craquelé. All craquelé glazes should be sealed before grouting.
Variation is inherent to the handmade process and is intentional.
Low > Tile can vary slightly.
This glaze has subtle variation in tone and texture.
Moderate > Tile can vary slightly to moderately.
This glaze has clear and noticeable variation in tone and texture.
High > Tile can vary significantly.
This glaze is created by multiple layers of different colour glazes applied or glazes with extreme reactions in firing resulting in significant changes in colour, tone and texture.
It is recommended that the range be viewed before selection
Very High > Tile can show a dramatic and random variation.
This random glaze expression varies greatly from light to dark tones, texture and also shifts in colour.
It is recommended that the range be viewed before selection.
From light to dark within the same colour. A single tile can only show one tone and is not a complete representation of the glaze’s tonal range.
Textural variation refers to the smoothness or mottling of a glaze. This includes size and density of crazing, crystal growth and other decorative techniques.
As with all types of variation, the texture will vary from tile to tile within a batch.
Colour variation is the shift from one hue to another within one glaze.
Glazes that display shifts in colour will do so from tile to tile and with some glazes within a single tile.
Long Term Crazing
According to Determination of Crazing Resistance test results, EN ISO 10545-11 / ASTM C 424-93.
Pools, Lakes and Fountains
According to Determination of Crazing Resistance test results, EN ISO 10545-11 / ASTM C 424-93. According to Determination of Chemical Resistance test results, EN ISO 10545-13 / ASTM C 650-04.
According to Determination of Frost Resistance test results, EN ISO 10545-12 (limit at – 20oC ).
3D & Relief Tiles
Paulo Vale Collection