Most old English tiles are fragile and can break easily. Being prone to breakage means that they have to be replaced fairly frequently. This frequent replacement means that not everyone can afford them. This is the reason they are marketed to a certain section of the population. The target demographic for old English tiles is a restricted one. They have a life of around five to ten years.
There are many uses of old English tiles. They can be used in driveways, washrooms, kitchens and elsewhere. English tiles originated in the United Kingdom. They are almost two centuries old. Previously, they were used in old houses and their use was abandoned for a while. This is where they get their name from as only older houses had them. They are a chap alternative to modern tiles.
Most varieties of English tiles are made of clay. Red clay is the most common component. Brown clay is also used fairly commonly. Yellow clay is the most durable and lasts the longest. Clay collected from riverbanks is very cheap and results in very strong tiles. This is why most facilities that manufacture old English tiles Sydney are located near riverbanks. Other popular locations include lakes and canals. This is because these locations have the clay needed to make tiles in abundant quantities. Clay is the most common raw material used to make tiles. The second most important constituent is silt. Silt can be replaced by sand or concrete.
There are substitutes to natural constituents. The most common synthetic alternative is plaster. Plaster adds strength to the tiles and adds to their binding properties. Plaster is also a cost efficient and can be sourced cheaply. It is more commonly available than most other ingredients. Another important benefit of using plaster to make tiles instead of silt or cement is that it reduces the overall cost. Plaster is also biodegradable and this makes the tiles more environmentally friendly. Such tiles can be disposed directly to the environment without any processing. Many governments also promote the use of plaster as it has many benefits. This is the reason different subsidies are provided on the purchase of plaster and derivative products.
The ingredients are mixed with water which is usually heated and then put in a mixing machine. The resulting mixture is then inserted into moulding devices that give a shape to the mixture. The mixture is then allowed to cool down to room temperature. At this stage, frames are used to make designs on the surface of the tiles. The designs are printed while the mixture is still in a liquid form. The most common designs are floral patterns. They are usually used for tiles that are to be used in bedrooms. The mixture is then allowed to cool down and this results in it solidifying into finished tiles.