Different kinds of tiles and properties of good tiles

In this article Learn about: Tiles,different kinds of tiles,roofing tiles,plain tiles,pan tiles,pot tiles,allahabad tiles,mangalore tiles,concrete roofing tiles,flooring tiles or paying tiles,drain tiles,Properties of good tiles TILES Tiles are thin slabs used for covering roofs, for flooring or for making drains and may be formed of : (a) Brick-earth burnt in kilns and (b) Concrete. Brick-earth used for manufacturing brick tiles is more pure and is prepared more thoroughly than the one used for manufacturing bricks. Tiles, being thinner requires careful burning.  DIFFERENT KINDS OF TILES  Mainly there are three kinds of tiles : (i) roofing tiles, (ii) flooring tiles or paving tiles, and (iii) drain tiles. Important varieties of each one of these are discussed below:  1. Roofing tiles. These may be flat like slates or may be made to different shapes. Some of the common varieties are discussed below  2.  Plain tiles. (Fig. 3.1.) measure about 25 cm ×…

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