03 May, 2021
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What are Digital Floor Tiles?

In earlier times, tiles were restricted to just a handful of colours and designs, but that’s not the case now as technology and aesthetics have evolved by leaps and bounds. The present-day consumer knows what he or she wants. Fortunately, Orientbell provides different tile designs and patterns to cater to different tastes and preferences. One variety of tile that has grown extremely popular over the last few years is the digital tile variety. These tiles have had a huge impact, especially on interior designing.

These days people build or design their dream homes with a lot of passion. They pay special attention to even the tiniest of details just to ensure that their home looks perfect.  Now, for example, earlier the living room walls were usually painted white or beige, but today people are letting their imagination run wild when it comes to colours and designs. If you are like that too and want a special look for your place, digital tiles can hit the sweet spot with their visually stunning looks and longevity.  The best part is that they are also easy on the pocket. These tiles are not just suited for residential complexes, but also work perfectly fine at commercial spaces. 

Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have about digital tiles.

How is digital printing different from screen printing?

In olden times, screen printing was the only procedure which was used by most of the vitrified tiles manufacturers and producers. Under screen printing, they had to first make a frame for the design, then each of the tiles was screen printed with the help of this frame. The process had many limitations when it came to the quality of design and the speed and efficiency of manufacturing. With the introduction of the digital floor tiles design technology, this whole cumbersome process has given way to a digital printing machine. The manufacturing process continues to remain the same except that the design process has replaced the older screen printing mechanism by a digital printer.

What are the advantages of digital tile printing?

Digital tile printing has greatly improved the whole manufacturing process and has also enhanced design precision and quality. Another huge advantage of the digital tile printing process is that it has improved production speed, which is a big boost in today’s competitive world. Last but not the least, now manufacturers can create and execute detailed and complex designs on the tiles, something that was unthinkable before this procedure was introduced. The manufacturer has to just cross the initial hurdle of bearing the high setup costs. After that it is smooth sailing! 

What are the different types of digital floor tiles?

Vitrified material with a glazed surface, which are also called glazed vitrified tiles (GVT), are available in the digital variety. These tiles, unlike other normal vitrified tiles, have a big advantage: any kind of design can be superimposed on these tiles. Of course, as compared to other vitrified tiles, these are slightly expensive. 

Another type of digital floor tile is the nano polished vitrified tile. These tiles have a neat and polished surface and the nano pores on the tiles absorb the liquid silica when it's put over them. 

Double charged tiles are another type of digital floor tiles. These are thick tiles and are perfect to be installed at places which witness heavy foot traffic, which makes them a great option for commercial and office spaces. 

Lastly, there are full body vitrified tiles in the digital variety. These are also thicker than other tiles and are highly durable. The colourful design options in full body vitrified tiles make them the ideal option for malls and restaurants. They are hugely popular tiles.

Digital printing is ideal for those people who like their spaces to be an extension of what they are and what they believe in. This process lets people decide and be the innovative mastermind of their own space. It helps them to pick stunning designs that are detailed and of top quality. These tiles are not just visually beautiful but also very dependable. You can also rest assured about stains and scratches, because digital floor tiles are resistant to both.

In conclusion, digital floor tiles are beautiful to look at, remain durable for the long run and are easy to maintain. Yes, they are a little more expensive as compared to other tiles, but then quality does come at a price, doesn’t it?

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Mannika Mitra

Mannika Mitra is an Arts Graduate from the Delhi University & a Post-Graduate Diploma holder in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has worked as a digital producer with new agency; ANI, NDTV & Hindustan Times before joining Orientbell Tiles as a part of their digital and content marketing team. Her interest in interior design and knowledge of tiles comes from her family of architects and Tile Shop owners. In her quest to write useful blogs that help users pick the right tiles and renovation inspiration, she frequently does research with architects, tile dealers among others. Apart from writing content for the website she loves to travel, know about various cultures and binge watch on OTT platforms.


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