What Is The Difference Between Ceramic Tint And Regular Tint?

If you are wondering which type of window tint you should get, then choosing between a standard tint and a ceramic tint could be difficult. 

Ceramic tints are the most premium film type in the window tinting market, and it is very well known, especially in the southern states, for its high-heat rejection properties. While it uses the same type of sheets as a regular window tint, the material is coated with ceramic particles. 

Why do we love Ceramic tinted windows?

Ceramic window tints do not contain any metal, dyes, or carbon, however, instead it contains a type of ceramic particle that is both non-conductive and non-metallic.

While it is invisible to the naked eye, this built-in ceramic technology provides a very high performance ultraviolet, which is light rays that contribute to both sunburn and skin cancer, as well as solar and infrared rejection, glare ejection, but it also maintains a fully non-metallic construction for no signal interference for your radio, your phones, and any other electronic devices. 

In actual fact, the skin cancer foundation, highly recommends the use of quality ceramic tints to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays from the sun, and to also protect your car’s interior.

As we all know, when those UV rays get in, the car gets hot, and if you have ever touched your steering wheel after it has been in the sun for a while you will know the ‘ouch’ that comes with it. 

The basic differences between ceramic and regular.

Now, let’s look at the most basic differences between ceramic tints and regular tints. First of all, how they are made. Regular tints are also exclusively for sun protection and privacy.

They are thin laminate, or polyester sheets which are dyed to specific grades from light to dark. These are often made in browns, grays, or sometimes black, although they can also have some color variations. While they do block the sun, much like sunglasses do, they are not known for overall efficiency as UV rays can still enter the car and elevate the temperatures inside to a degree. 


The dyed sheets are also scratch resistant in their coating which can protect the film from typical wear and tear, however, when they come into contact with sharp objects which can scratch it or gouge at it, they will eventually wear down. 

The downside of regular tints

One of the most interesting things about This is that while they block the sun and reduce solar heat gain on the inside, tinting can increase the thermal stress on the glass that it is applied to, this is why you need to ensure that you always use a product that is approved by the manufacturer of the glass, hence why it is key to never apply a tint yourself. 

Regular window tints are a more affordable option, although they are not as durable as the ceramic counterpart. There is a chance that with a regular tint you will have to apply a second tint over years if the product is scratched or torn, which means that in the long run you could save money by getting a ceramic tint instead. 

Ceramic tints – The top dog

On the flip side, ceramic window film is slightly different, they are considered to the at the top of their game, they are considered to be the top of the line in the options of window film, it will use the same type of thin sheets as a regular window film does, however these sheets are coated with ceramic particles as the result of emerging nano-ceramic technology.

Safety in top performance

While they are invisible to the naked eye, they reflect the sun, therefore rejecting UV and sun glare, as well as heat. Ceramic comes in varying shades as well, so you can benefit from whatever level of privacy and security you desire. As there are no metals involved as with a metallic window film, ceramic films do not interfere with any cellular or gadget Wi-Fi or cell tower receptions, so you will always have a good connection regardless. 

In fact, ceramic window tints outperform all the other window tinting products on the market when it comes to visibility, sun glare reductions, heat absorption and reduction in solar heat gains, infrared rejections, UV ray rejection, and structural stability too! 

The structural stability of these window tints are amazing because they are far less susceptible to scratches, nicks, tears and more. It is great for preventing and mitigating any windows from shattering, which is very beneficial to commercial building, residential housing, and cars when it comes to safety in the event of an accident or crash. 

The overall verdict

The differences are clear, the safety that is provided by ceramic tints is superior to the safety provided by standard tints. However, you pay for safety here, and if you want a cheaper option then you will want to go for a regular tint. However, you may even end up having to get it replaced more often, and you will also forfeit the safety offered by ceramic tints.