The Versatility Of Ceramic

How ceramic is often used Ceramic, like porcelain, is a versatile clay-like material. In fact, ceramic and porcelain are types of clay. Porcelain is in fact a type of ceramic.

As a natural substance, ceramic contains both metallic and nonmetallic elements. Because of its flexibility and versatility, ceramic has a wide array of uses – just like it’s daughter porcelain. Here are some of those uses:

  • Ceramic can be used as floor or roof tiles
  • Bricks and pipes
  • Dinnerware
  • Steel crucibles
  • Kiln linings
  • Gas fire radiant linings
  • Knick knacks
  • Sinks and tubs
  • Sculptures
  • Rocket parts
  • Uranium-oxide pellets
  • Biomedical implants
  • Jet engine turbines
  • Ball bearings

Ceramic is one of the most versatile man-made substances on the planet. It is generally classified into two types of material: Crystalline and non-crystalline. The crystalline ceramics are easily moldable by hand and other methods. Non-crystalline ceramics are glasses and are moldable from melts.

Because ceramic is tough and hard, it makes a great type of floor tile. Ceramic is also strong and elastic, two qualities that make it perfect for building materials – especially tile.

Ceramic is also a semiconductor material. For that reason, you’ll often see it used in space science and for electrical uses. This quality is also useful for floor tile material.

Ceramic tile is one of the more popular types of floor tile. It is versatile, hard, durable, strong, and more expensive than most other types of tile.