The GRESTYLE company offers wholesale porcelain stoneware, the price of porcelain stoneware for author's interiors and other original projects confidently competes with the prices of porcelain stoneware from other suppliers. Compared with other ceramic finishing materials, porcelain stoneware has appeared recently. Italy can be considered the birthplace of ceramic granite, where it is called "gres porcellanato", that is, "stone-ceramic porcelain". This name is explained by the fact that porcelain stoneware is similar to porcelain in terms of production method, and in terms of its properties and appearance - to stone.
Today, ceramic granite has deservedly taken a leading position among finishing materials. Porcelain stoneware owes this popularity to its outstanding strength and wear resistance, due to the very high density of the material. During the production of porcelain stoneware, the tiles formed from the prepared mass are subjected to very high pressure in hydraulic presses, as a result of which even small voids are absent in the finished porcelain stoneware tiles, after which firing is carried out at a temperature of more than 1200C.
Due to this, porcelain stoneware has extremely low water absorption - less than 0.5%, which means high frost resistance. The main reason for the destruction of materials at low temperatures is the presence of water that precipitates in the form of condensate in pores and voids, and then freezes. Due to the high density of porcelain stoneware, there is simply nowhere for water to accumulate. Therefore, even with repeated significant drops in temperature and subsequent defrosting, ceramic granite does not crack. Attention is drawn to the fact that porcelain stoneware has greater strength and wear resistance than natural stone.