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Types of Ceramic Diningware

Jun. 13, 23

Types of Ceramics

We highlight the following types of ceramics, including pottery, stoneware, porcelain and bone china.

Earthenware: This type of earthenware is heavy, strong, and casual. The color is usually brown or red. It's best to keep it away from temperature changes, preferably avoiding microwaves and ovens. This material is very porous, which means it may stain or absorb liquids. It is also the cheapest but less resistant of all types of ceramics. Usually hand painted and fragile. For these reasons, we do not recommend it for hotels/resorts. While design and appearance can work well with certain hotel aesthetics, material properties do not lend themselves well to hotel environments.

Stoneware: Less porous than pottery, stoneware is also more durable and lighter in color (but less transparent than porcelain). It burns at temperatures between 2150 and 2330 degrees Fahrenheit. It is very durable, but not as fine and delicate as porcelain. This is a great home style choice, but keep in mind it's not timeless. We've been offering ceramic motifs for decades and while it's not as upscale and luxurious as china or bone china, it often offers the best "best bang for your buck" value for indoor kitchens in extended stay hotels and vacation rentals .

Ceramic: is the non-porous alternative to ceramic. It is incredibly durable due to the high firing temperature. Porcelain is also microwave, oven and freezer resistant. Finally, this type of ceramic is also dishwasher safe. This material is usually white.

Bone China: Generally made from a mixture of very refined clay and bone ashes. It is very white and almost transparent. Bone China is also very elegant and refined, but also very durable. Perfect for special occasions, yet durable enough for everyday use.

How to Choose Ceramic Tableware

Here are a few more things to keep in mind when choosing tableware:

● Glazed

Glazes can vary widely - we've seen brand new economy slabs that, on closer inspection, have visibly damaged glazes that look worn into the clay. Check the sample to make sure the glaze is even and free of blemishes and/or worn spots.

● Cross legged

The dish feet can be glazed, polished or dried. Glazing is widely considered a sign of the highest quality and polishing is the choice for most tableware products. Drying is simply not glazing or polishing. This foot feels rough and can seriously damage not only the plate beneath it when stacked, but you as well. desktop finishes.

● Check the plates in a pile

Notice if the utensils are stacked efficiently, are they tightly stacked or loose, chunky and slanted? Ideally, you would place a unit's worth of cutlery (whether serving 4, 6, 8, etc.) in a cupboard on your property before submitting your full order. We used to ship a whole crate of beautiful glazed stoneware for a new resort. After delivery, they realized that the 11.5" dinner plate was larger in diameter than the 11" cabinet and the cabinet door would not close. Of course, we made the right choice for this customer, but for a while after that, there were a lot of 11.5" dinner plates in stock.

Of course, if you have any questions, July Household will provide you with comprehensive guidance. Our staff are very familiar with what products work well and they have seen many customers choose the most suitable tableware products with us. Contact us and we will provide you with the most practical tableware selection and customized solutions.

Types of Ceramic Diningware