Everything You Need To Know About GVT, PGVT And DGVT Tiles!
What Are PGVT Tiles?
As the name suggests, Polished Glazed Vitrified Tiles (PGVT) have a polished surface that has a high reflective index. These tiles are available in a wide range of designs and colour- ensuring there is a tile for every colour and decor theme that you choose.
The tiles come with a glossy finished surface that lends the tile a super glossy look, providing a sleek and shiny look to any space they are installed in.
While stunning to look at, the sleek surface of the tiles can be a bit difficult to walk on – making them a bad choice for flooring in places that see high foot traffic. Ideal for use in residential areas such as living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms, it is best to steer clear of bathrooms
What Are DGVT Tiles?
Digital Glazed Vitrified Tiles (DGVT) have the designs digitally imprinted on the top layer of the tile. Available in a variety of designs, such as marble, wooden or floral, the wide range of DGVT tiles can be installed in commercial and residential spaces. Predominantly available in matte finish, the tiles help increase traction and prevent accidents. This makes them a great choice for spaces that see heavy foot traffic, such as malls, airports, metro stations, restaurants, and bars
What Are Glazed Vitrified Tiles?
Glazed Vitrified Tiles (GVT) have a layer of glaze on the surface. On this layer of glaze any kind of design can be imprinted using high volume inkjet printers. This ensures any type of design and colour can be customised on the top 2-4mm layer of the tile. Manufactured using the process of vitrification, these tiles are durable and long lasting, with the top extra glaze layer adding to the strength of the tile.
Difference Between GVT, PGVT And DGVT
1- GVT & DGVT tiles are suitable for use on floors and walls of commercial as well as residential spaces as they come with a less slippery surface to walk.PGVT tiles on the other hand are comparatively slippery, and can be used on floors of residential spaces and walls of commercial and residential spaces.
2- DGVT, and GVT tiles, can be used in heavy foot traffic areas, but PGVT tiles are better used for spaces with less foot traffic.
3- PGVT tiles come with a glossy finish surface, GVT tiles come with a variety of finishes such as matte, glossy, super glossy, satin matte, lapato, metallic and rocker. DGVT tiles are available in matte, rocker and metallic finishes.
4- All 3 types of tiles are easy to clean, but PGVT tiles with their glossy polished surface are easier to clean since they have a smooth surface that doesn’t have many crevices for dust and dirt to settle into.
So, GVT, PGVT, and DGVT tiles aren’t too different from each other – they have the same base with a changing top layer. You can choose which type of tiles to opt for based on your requirements. For example, for spaces like malls and metro stations it is best to opt for matte finished DGVT or GVT tiles, since they help increase traction, while PGVT tiles can be installed in living rooms to inject a sense of grandeur into the space.
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