Glazed tile is a traditional Chinese building material. It is molded with high-quality clay and then fired. The surface is glazed. The colors of the glaze are yellow, green, black, blue, purple, etc. It is magnificent and durable. Glazed tiles are mostly used in palace-style large-roof buildings with national colors. Through the modeling design, glazed products such as flower windows and railings have been made, which are widely used in courtyard decoration, leveling to slope, and steel structure projects.
China used glazed tiles as decorations in buildings as early as the Southern and Northern Dynasties. In the Yuan Dynasty, the palace buildings used glazed tiles on a large scale. The Ming Tombs and the Nine Dragon Walls were masterpieces in the history of glazed tile architecture.
The roof materials of ancient Chinese temple buildings are divided into glazed and terracotta tiles. Ordinary ceramic tiles are also called cloth tiles, which are rough in texture, strong in water absorption and easy to leak. Because the glazed side of glazed tile is smooth and does not absorb water, good waterproof performance can protect the house of wooden structure.
The word “glaze” originated from ancient Indian language and was introduced to China with the Buddhist culture. Its original representative color was blue. In addition to blue in modern times, Liuli also includes red, white, black, yellow, green, cyan and other colors. Glazed tiles that are glazed in various colors and fired at higher temperatures are therefore called glazed tiles.
The use of glazed tiles for more than a thousand years has proven its status in Chinese architecture. At present, the glazed tiles of Luoyang Dannuo Gardens have been exported to all over the world, more than 15 countries, we have been on the road to inherit the technology and culture of glazed tiles.