ceramic

what is ceramic and how can i maintain it. 

What is ceramic?

Ceramic is the collective name for all objects made of baked clay. The term ceramics comes from the Greek word 'Keramos', which stands for loam, potter's clay or 'work made of earth'. After it has been processed, shaped and dried, clay is baked into a stone-like material: ceramic.

Distinctive

Ceramic products are unique because of their aesthetic qualities and their very durable character. The resistance to severe weather conditions and chemical and mechanical loads is high. In addition, the products are colourfast, free of harmful substances and have little impact on the environment due to the long service life without maintenance.

Ceramic industry

The ceramic sector knows how to perfectly combine tradition and innovation. The range of ceramic applications is wide, from construction products to consumer goods. The ceramic industry uses industrial processes and the latest technology. In this way, innovative solutions are consistently developed to create new or improved application possibilities. Moreover, the contemporary social challenges and the wishes of designers and end users are fulfilled. The industrial process guarantees economical use of raw materials, efficient use of energy, good environmental performance and guaranteed product quality.

Building ceramics

A distinction is made between construction ceramics, technical and refractory ceramics and earthenware and porcelain.

Onder bouwkeramiek vallen alle bouwproducten die van gebakken klei zijn gemaakt. Voorbeelden daarvan zijn straatbaksteen, metselbaksteen, keramische binnenmuursteen, keramische dakpannen, keramische wand- en vloertegels, maar ook sanitair en gresbuizen.

Building ceramics include all building products made from fired clay. Examples include paving brick, masonry brick, ceramic interior wall brick, ceramic roof tiles, ceramic wall and floor tiles, but also sanitary ware and vitrified clay pipes.

The resource

Ceramic tiles and other fine ceramics are made from pure mineral raw materials such as clay and sand from quarries. Relatively speaking, a limited amount of clay is required for the production of tiles, so that the available stocks are hardly used. The extraction of these raw materials is done very carefully, with respect for flora and fauna. After excavation, the clay extraction areas are given a new purpose, often as a nature reserve.

Maintenance

REGULAR MAINTENANCE

For daily surface cleaning, simply use a damp sponge or microfibre cloth. For regular cleaning, the use of a neutral detergent with a soft sponge or microfibre cloth is usually sufficient.

RECOMMENDED CLEANING TIPS FOR CERAMIC WORKTOPS:

1. COCA-COLA LEMON COFFEE

ICEWINE FAT VINEGAR/ OIL

  • Neutral Detergent: Neutral Household Detergent 
  • Crème-cleanser: CIF CREMA 
  • Alkalic Detergent : CHANTECLAIR, PS87 (FILA), ALKALINE REINIGER (FABER)
  • Solvent : ACETON

2. SAUS / KETCHUP

  • Neutral Detergent: Neutral Household Detergent 
  • Crème-cleanser : CIF CREMA
  • Alkalic Detergent: CHANTECLAIR, PS87 (FILA), ALKALINE REINIGER (FABER)
  • Bleach: Bleaching

3. METAL TRACKS

  • Neutral Detergent: Neutral Household Detergent 
  • Acid Detergent : Azijn, Acid household detergent DETERDEK (FILA) KERANET (MAPEI), ZUURREINIGER (FABER)

4. LIME DEPOSITS

  • Neutral Detergent: Neutral Household Detergent 
  • Acid Detergent: Azijn DETERDEK (FILA) KERANET (MAPEI), ZUURREINIGER (FABER)

5. RESIN

  • Neutral Detergent: Neutral Household Detergent 
  • Crème-cleanser : CIF CREMA
  • Solvent : ACETON, FILASOLV

6. HIGHLIGHTER

  • Neutral Detergent: Neutral Household Detergent 
  • Solvent: ACETON SR95, FILASOLV (FILA)