Structural ceramic tile

Ceramic tiles have almost identical physical properties and characteristics to concrete, thereby minimizing potential bond failures in high-temperature operations
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Compressive strength 16,000 # / in2
Modulus of rupture (average) 2,500 # / in2
Water absorption (all faces) 4.0% maximum
Water absorption – hot/cold (surface) 0%
Coefficient of thermal expansion 5.7 / in./ in. ºF x 10-6
Modulus of elasticity (average) 4.5 x 106 # / in2