In our last post we talked about satin finishes with their many possibilities and benefits. But we want to make it difficult for you to choose for your next project, so today we are going to talk about their complete opposite, the high gloss tiles.
Types of glossy finish
To achieve a glossy finish, there are two basic techniques: gloss glazing and polishing the piece.
The glossy glazed finish is achieved by applying a gloss enamel prior to kiln entry and reacts to heat to reproduce an intense and long-lasting gloss on the piece. The final effect is a glossy finish that interacts with the light in the room.
Polished finishes, on the other hand, are achieved by polishing the tile with a diamond disc, leaving a completely smooth surface with a shine far superior to the glazed finish, where you can see the objects reflected as if they were a mirror. This technique is often used in imitation marble tiles, which results in a compact and resistant result capable of enduring high traffic areas such as shopping centres and airports.
In Dune we have improved the polishing technique in our latest marbles, achieving a double polished effect, much brighter.
Glossy finishes are everywhere, in multiple colours and formats that help you create the perfect environment to surround yourself with light.
Gloss white tiles
White gloss tiles are perfect for completing a room with a classic and delicate personality, but will never go out of fashion. Light is a must in any room, and the white finish will help you illuminate even the most distant corners of the windows.
At Dune we have a large number of gloss white tiles in our catalogue, you can try small formats such as Berlin, Metro or even Majestic, which will give a special touch to bathrooms and kitchens. But you can also dare with a large format double polished tile, such as Calacatta, which is always a great choice for large rooms such as the living room, dining room or even the kitchen.