Benefits & Advantages Ceramic Displays
Benefits & Advantages Ceramic Displays: Different materials are used for display. The most common are glass, metal, plastic and ceramic. Among these four are many advantages of ceramic, which very few people know about.
- There are endless possibilities with ceramics. You can easily mold soft clay or liquid slip and end up with many useful items.
- Besides being easy to mold, ceramic products are also easy to clean. You can use common household chemicals without damaging the product.
- Ceramics offer a wide variety of colors and finishes. You can choose which one is most suitable for your product.
- Glazed ceramic products do not stain or fade. They last a very long time.
- Ceramic also has increased resistance to shocks and scratches. Ceramic products are solid and durable, allowing them to last for a long time in optimal condition.
- No need to worry about corrosion as ceramic is more chemical resistant.
- Ceramic products are very easy to operate. They are lightweight and do not require another person or any equipment to carry them from one place to another.
- Ceramic is durable and smooth to the touch. When your visitors try to touch your ceramic display, they don’t have to worry about getting scratched.
- Most people love their ceramic products. These items are often best collected.
- Being made of natural materials, ceramic is eco-friendly. Disposal of unwanted ceramic products will also not harm the environment.
Types of ceramics
There are three types of ceramics. These are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
This ceramic is made from clay fired at low temperatures between 1,000 and 1,150 °C. The result is a hard but brittle material that is slightly porous. Clay pots are not ideal for holding water. As a remedy, ceramic undergoes glazing. Polishing the pottery before firing it in the kiln a second time covers the object. The pottery then becomes waterproof.
Made from a special clay at a high temperature of 1,200 degrees Celsius, it is more durable. Stoneware has a dense, stone-like quality. It requires no glazing as it is already waterproof unlike earthenware.
Porcelain is made from pure clay fired at high temperatures of about 1,200 to 1,450 °C. The resulting material is very hard and shiny. Porcelain is often white and translucent in appearance. The earliest forms of porcelain came from China.
The main difference between the three types is the temperature at which the clay is fired. Finished products also differ in resulting strength, water resistance and durability. Stoneware and porcelain are generally more durable than earthenware. This is the reason why they are often used as tableware at home. Choosing which type to use for your display is a matter of choice.