Porcelánicos HDC: Quality porcelain tiles for your project
New beginnings are always special. Which is why, today we begin our blog talking about Porcelánicos HDC and its environment, the world of porcelain and ceramics.
Keep reading to get to know us a little more and discover all that we offer.
Meet Porcelanicos HDC
Porcelánicos HDC, S.A. is a Spanish company, dedicated to manufacture ceramic floor and wall tiles. Was founded on December 27, 1999, and has already an area of 134,701 m2, of which 26,433 m2 are built.
Our Porcelain’s DNA
Technological innovation, product research and passion for design is our DNA.
For more than twenty years, Porcelánicos HDC has translated the taste and quality of the “Tile of Spain” in international markets. Which is something we do by including natural products, used for centuries, such as porcelain tiles, ceramics and white body wall tiles. An ancient material made with processes that have achieved excellent results through research and technology
Our raw Materials
Water, clay, quartz and minerals cooked at elevated temperatures. This is the original structure of each ceramic product, which has a wide scope of application, through a certified production process. This process determines the excellence and quality of each collection. Therefore, the end result is a product of high quality standards.
80% of the Porcelánicos HDC collections are made of very high quality porcelain tiles. A ceramic material that represents technological excellence and maximum functionality for all types of projects. But what are really porcelain tiles?
Technically, the UNE standards define porcelain tiles as a product that has a water absorption coefficient of less than 0.5% (UNE-EN-ISO 10545-3 Bla).
Likewise, these tiles are a hard and compact product, obtained by mixing clay, feldspars, kaolin and sand, ground and transformed into amalgam (ceramic slip), finely atomized and then pressed.
Is in the dough firing process, where temperatures of 1220º C are reached, when its vitrification is determined and the ceramic product is given its sturdiness, impermeability and long life.
White Body Wall Tiles
On the other hand, white body tiles represent 20 % of our catalogue. These are used as a cladding and their composition gives them a white colour, to which enamels get attached. The result is a superior quality finish due to its finesse, texture, surface’s colour transmission and elegance. This features make this material highly valued by the best designers and interior designers.
The production process of white body tiles is basically very similar to that of porcelain tiles, varying the composition of the raw materials that form its support and without attaining such low water absorption values, which is why its use as flooring is not advised in general.
Differences between indoors and outdoors porcelain tiles
Indoors porcelain tiles are an excellent choice for all types of flooring or cladding in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. These are resistant to the effects of chemical products, humidity, temperature variations, scratches and stains, while being more hygienic and ecological. Therefore, these have obvious advantages in different situations.
On the other hand, swimming pools, outdoor areas and commercial spaces need special anti-slip requirements. For this reason, porcelain tiles for exteriors, on its own, gathers a series of advantages over other products, being also more hygienic, ecological, anti-slip and resistant to chemical products. A porcelain tile that has also a very aesthetic finish.