Little do we know, but we are surrounded by ceramics in our lives. You might not realize it but the tiles that we have in our house are mostly made from ceramics and most of the kitchenware that we have in our house is also made from ceramics. Ceramics is one of the materials that can be used for many things in our life. However, different ceramics are being used for different things and there are 3 types of ceramics that are commonly used for different industries. The types of 3 ceramics are earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The main ingredients that are being used to make these ceramics are clay and that is why when using these ceramics to turn it into something useful they will use calcium lignosulphonate as a glue to the ceramics.
Here are how ceramics are being used in our life.
This is pretty obvious, most tiles that we have in our house and anywhere inside of a building are made from ceramics. This is because ceramics tiles are easy to install and it is also easier to be clean.
Nowadays we can see a lot of kitchenware like a bowl being made from ceramics like stoneware or earthenware. This is because these types of ceramics can withstand high temperatures. When cooking we will be using high temperatures of heat and we want something that can withstand the heat and not break or shattered. Not only on the stove but ceramics-made kitchenware can also be used inside of a microwave and oven. That is why many housewives will choose ceramics as their main option for kitchenware because not only it is pretty but it is also durable.
Clay is also considered ceramic as it is one of the main ingredients being used. Clay is the main ingredient to make bricks and bricks are commonly being used to build a house or any building. Other than that, clay is also being used for pottery and pottery is an art craft that you can make anything from it. You can make a vase or a bowl from a lump of clay.
What is sanitary ware? Sanitary ware is our bathtub, toilet bowl, or sink that we all have inside our bathroom. These sanitary ware are made from ceramics and most of them used stoneware as the main choice of ceramics when it comes to making long-lasting high-quality sanitary ware.
Many arts that are being made use ceramics like porcelain or clay as the main ingredients when making them. This is because they are easier to handle and be shaped into anything and they are also easier to paint with any design. That is why most vases are made from porcelain or clay.
These are just some of the examples of how ceramics are being used in our lives, there are many more ways that we can use ceramics in our lives. Ceramics is considered the trendiest material and it is also durable in high heat.
Written by Ammar Danish