Porcelain tiles are a new type of ceramic tiles that are stronger, more water-resistant and harder than normal ceramics. This is because clays with finer particles are fired at very high temperatures creating a less porous surface than you find in standard tiles. Many homeowners are not familiar with the many benefits of these tiles. We have taken the time to layout the many benefits and some disadvantages of porcelain tiling below so that you know if this is the right tile for you.
1. Porcelain tiles are resistant to wear and tear
Many people shy away from porcelain tiles because they usually come with a higher price tag than standard ceramic tiles. What they don’t realize is that there is a reason for this. These tiles are hardy. There are smaller air pockets in these tiles which means they are denser than standard tiles. Porcelain flooring lasts for years while retaining their shine. It is also less likely to break than the standard tiles and can withstand fluctuating temperatures.
2. Porcelain tiles are low maintenance
When compared to hardwood floors, porcelain tiles are easier to clean and maintain. You do not require a special sealant to make these tiles waterproof. This makes them a great option for kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, and entryways. Porcelain tiles are also nearly impervious to staining. They do not harbor bacteria like other more porous ceramic tiles. With regular mopping, they retain their original color for many years.
3. Porcelain tiles come in various designs
Manufacturers have perfected the art of making beautiful porcelain tiles. They can be made to mimic marble, wood, steel. cork, bamboo, and granite. The porcelain tiles are almost indistinguishable from the materials they will be mimicking. This means you can get the tile finish you desire on top of the other benefits that porcelain tiles have. There is a wide range available and all of them look stunning and luxurious.
4. Porcelain tiles are easy to install
Porcelain tiles are easy to work with and take little time to install. The surface to be tiled must be dry before installation and leveling. A professional can start and finish tiling a whole house in no time with porcelain tiles. If you are building and don’t want to wait for a long time before the flooring is done, consider using porcelain tiles.
At Sydney Tile Gallery we specialize in tiles. We have a variety of tiles you can choose from and we will help you get the best tiles. Our team can help you choose between different tiles so that you one that caters to all your needs. We are waiting to hear from you.
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