How Industrial Tiles Are Made

An industrial porcelain tile goes through a factory process during production. Porcelain tiles are made using a mixture of clays and sands. These materials are mined in a quarry and brought into the factory in a very raw form. Watch this video to learn how an industrial porcelain tile is made.

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Once the materials are brought into the factory, they are put into a crusher machine which breaks up the larger pieces. Then the raw materials are put on a conveyor belt and sent to huge milling machines. Here the materials are ground into very tiny particles and mixed with water and other additives to create a suitable mixture. To make an industrial porcelain tile, cement in the form of andesite is put into the mixture. Once the andesite is mixed in, the mixture is put through a screen feeder, which works a lot like a cheese grater.

The rotating screw inside the machine pushes chunks of clay through holes which are then fed to an extrusion machine. Inside this machine, a vacuum removes all the air from the clay mix and a large screw presses the clay through a metal dye, and a sheet of material that will form the tiles is punched out of the machine. This part of the process is known as extrusion.

For more information regarding the process of building an industrial porcelain tile, contact a tile factory today.

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