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#1 Master



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Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE (serene2 @ Sep 13 2006, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thanks for the advice... but now a bit confused.. dont know if its homogeneous tiles or compressed marble.

The renovator insist that its compressed marble but it does look like hoomogeneous tiles to me ....do you guys know how to tell the difference?


Hi Member,
I'm answer this 2 years old forum, I believe till today is still a myth.
the easiest way to tell between Homogeneous tiles & Natural stone,
Take any sharp metal or key, scratch on surface, if black line, is homogeneous or Porcelain tiles,
if white line is a natural stones or compress stone.
Polishing this tiles is possible to its original surface.
Best regards
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#2 Art Ching

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:56 PM

Compressed Marbles

- The color tone will be very constant as they are being produced by special machines and color checked using computers.
- Strictly no ugly veins/ cracks or spots
- Wider range of colors available
- Does not absorb stains and therefore more easy to maintain
- Cannot be leveled but small amount of polishing can be possible - however the shine cannot be compared to natural marble
- May be same or lower in cost as compared to natural marble

Homogeneous, Polished
- It is a man made material to be as tough as granite
- A wider range of effects/designs and colors
- The polish of Homogeneous can last longer than the shine of marble.
- Unlike Ceramics, in an unlikely case of breakage (due to fallen objects), this
materials will not show a tile base/ body of different color.
- Unlike Marble and Granite, the pattern/ design of the homogeneous tiles are
more subtle and predictable, without the ugly crack lines and spots usually
spotted on natural stones
- The common size being 60 x 60 cm, 40 x 40 cm
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