SIMPOLO – Vitrified Tiles

SIMPOLO – Vitrified Tiles

Is SIMPOLO a foreign brand or product?

No, SIMPOLO is an Indian company and the product Made in India. The plant is in Morbi, Gujarat. At present actor Hrithik Roshan is the brand ambassador

What is the difference between a ceramic, vitrified and porcelain tile?

Ceramic Tiles are made of clay and a mixture of other minerals and solvents. They are heated to high temperatures and are resistant to force and stain.

Vitrified Tiles are made by fusing 60% silica and 40% clay. They are also a type of ceramic tile made by warming the blend or setting it under high temperatures. They gain a glass-like texture in the process. Longevity, low porosity, scratch resistance, and low maintenance are some characteristics of vitrified tiles.

Porcelain Tiles are made from very fine clay that is fired at very high temperatures to remove more moisture from the tile resulting in a hard and dense tile. The density of porcelain tile makes it ideal for high traffic areas in homes and most commercial properties

Why choose SIMPOLO over other more famous brands?

SIMPOLO is one of the largest manufacturers in Morbi and known for its extremely high quality standards. The digital printing is top class and designing even better. They innovate a lot and offer customers better products. Others either follow SIMPOLO or copy.

In what thicknesses are the tiles available and where all can these be used?

6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 16mm and 20mm.

6mm can be used indoors and outdoors both on floors and facades. We don’t recommend 6mm for floors where more than very mild traffic is anticipated.
9mm can be used anywhere, indoors or outdoors, floor, façade or walls. However, for floors with heavy traffic one should opt for thicker tiles.

12mm can be used on floors with medium traffic, like balconies, terraces; these can withstand light to medium traffic.

16mm can be used for heavy traffic, indoors or outdoors. The load bearing capacity of 16mm tiles is upto 25MT.

20mm tiles are extremely strong and highly recommended for very heavy traffic areas. These are exported worldwide and recommended for areas where fire tenders could ply.

In what sizes are the tiles available?

6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 16mm and 20mm.

300 x 600mm, 400x400mm, 400x800mm, 600x600mm, 600x1200mm, 800x 800mm, 800x1600mm, 800 x 1500mm, 900x1800mm, 1200x1800mm, 800 X 2400mm and 1200 x 2400mm, But, all styles/designs/varieties are not available in all sizes, so please check with us before ordering.

What tiles should I use for outdoors?

SIMPOLO offers wide range. Only vitrified tiles should be used. One must choose the tiles with proper “R” Slip Resistance Value.

‘R’ stands for ‘ramp test’ and ranges from R9, which has a small degree of slip resistance, right up to R13, which is the highest slip resistance. This ‘R’ value shows the degree of slip resistance the tile has. R13 is the resistance recommended by many professionals for public wet areas such as showers in a changing room and pool surrounds, whereas R9 and R10 values are often used for domestic situations such as bathrooms and kitchens.

What are the different types of tiles? Explain briefly about a ceramic and porcelain tiles. Explain briefly about different type sof vitrified tiles: full body, double charged, soluble salt, nano polished, glazed GVT, polished glazed PGVT?

Ceramic – softer and easier to cut than porcelain/vitrified tiles, usually suitable for very light to moderate traffic and generally have a relatively high water absorption rates that make them less frost resistant and they are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.
Porcelain – are dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain/Vitrified tiles normally have a much lower water absorption rate (less than 0.5%) than ceramic tiles which makes them frost resistant or frost-proof. The tiles are manufactured at very high temperatures and pressure. The clays used are different than used in manufacturing Ceramic Tiles.
Full Body Vitrified Tiles – have pigment in entire body (thickness) of the tile. This makes chips and scratches less noticeable and make this an ideal choice for high traffic zones.
Double Charged Vitrified Tiles – are fed through a press that prints the pattern with a double layer of pigment, 3 to 4 mm thicker than other types of tile. This process does not permit complex patterns but results in a long-wearing tile surface, suitable for heavy traffic commercial projects.
Soluble Salt Vitrified Tiles – are screen printed and polished
Nano Polished – the micro (nano) pores of vitrified tiles are filled with a layer of liquid silica that make th tiles surface very smooth.
Glazed Vitrified Tiles – have a glazed surface. They offer a wide variety of design, art work and surface textures like wood grain, bamboo, slate or stone. The printing is done digitally.

Polished Glazed Vitrified Tiles – similar to GVT but with polished glossy surfaces.

Can we fix new tiles on an old tile floor or marble floor?

Yes. Please consult your contractor. We recommend adhesives and not the conventional mix of cement and coarse sand etc. Remember to make the old surface rough or serrated before fixing new tiles. The old surface could also be grooved.