A new study has found that ceramic tile is the way to go when it comes to longevity.
A study published in the Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, found that the ceramic tiles that are commonly used in commercial kitchens have the longest lifespan.
The researchers compared a ceramic tile that was used in the United States with the ceramic tile used in Europe and Australia.
They compared the ceramic-based tiles in the US to a ceramic-tile-based tile that had been produced in Japan, Australia and China.
There was a trend towards durability, the researchers found.
“Ceramic tile is a material that is widely used in kitchens in many parts of the world, and is widely thought to be the best-performing ceramic tile,” said Dr Andrew Tannock, from the University of Western Australia.
“However, its durability is often debated.”
The current ceramic tile replacement method relies on a variety of technologies, including thermoplastic coatings, in order to keep the ceramic ceramic tile from degrading in temperature and humidity.
“Dr Tannocks team measured the temperature and moisture levels of the ceramic surface of a ceramic ceramic surface and then used a high-pressure water jet to heat the ceramic layer to about 500C.
Then, they measured the time that the water was able to condense into tiny crystals.
Dr Tanny Tannoczak from the Australian National University in Canberra and colleagues used a laser to generate a nanocrystalline chip from the nanocrystals and then measured the chemical properties of the crystals.
The researchers found that these crystals were stable, with a hardness of about 600,000 (8,000,000), and a conductivity of about 10.2 micrometres per metre.
The ceramic tiles used in our kitchens have many different types of ceramic, including those made from polyethylene, silicon and ceramic tiles.
While the research does not prove that ceramic tiles will always last longer than ceramic tiles made from ceramic, it does suggest that ceramic is a better choice for kitchens.
Ceramics are also used in more than 60 per cent of commercial kitchens in the world.
Dr Tanyan Tannocek from the National University of Singapore said: “The ceramic tile industry in the U.S. and Europe has grown significantly over the last few years, so it is likely that these studies will increase awareness of the benefits of ceramic tile.”