Many households prefer porcelain tiles for their home’s flooring and walls for various reasons. First, porcelain tile floors are denser, impermeable to moisture and are a more durable option that provide excellent stain and water resistant properties compared to ceramic tiles. Furthermore, these tiles are ideal for cozy indoor-heating that will help keep your feet warm and comfy on cold mornings. And with its unparalleled versatility, porcelain tiles not only provide practical and functional features to your home but aesthetic enhancements as well. But before we dwell on the distinct benefits of porcelain tiling, lets first answer some of the important questions surrounding the popular tile material. Continue reading
Porcelain tile is a popular choice for bathroom floors. Porcelain is a denser, more porous, and harder option that offers greater stain and water resistance than ceramic tile. Additionally, it’s suitable for radiant in-floor heat to keep warm under your foot in colder climates. Porcelain offers unmatched design versatility. Tiles can mimic natural stone varieties, such as granite and limestone.
There are two basic types of porcelain tiles:
Through-bodied- These tiles can be used for both residential and heavy commercial installations. The color and texture run all the way through this type of tile, disguising chips or scratches. Extreme Strong and durable, it contains no glaze that can wear off. It’s suitable for floors, walls, and counter tops.
Glazed- This tile is completely covered in a wear layer or hard finish that is typically colored. It is strong and dense and offers the widest range of colors and designs.
Unglazed- These tiles are very tough and they are extremely vitreous and dense. They are a through-color product and in very heavy traffic areas like hallways they may wear, but will retain their original color. Unglazed porcelain tiles are available in various finishes, from matte to high gloss, and some have textured finishes, made to imitate natural stone. Continue reading