Porcelain tiles are an alternative and unique material that is well suited for installation throughout your home due to their distinctive material qualities. Understanding what a few of the biggest advantages associated with porcelain tile flooring are can help you determine if you should consider using them for a future remodeling or construction project.
The major draw of porcelain tile as a flooring material is its high durability, especially when compared to other types of tiles. Alternative flooring tiles, like ceramic, are baked at lower temperatures and are not glazed, which makes them less resistant to moisture and physical damage. The hardness of porcelain also makes it great for use in households that have pets, since claws won't ruin the finish or otherwise mar the appearance of your floors. The durability of porcelain tiles will save you money on flooring repair and replacement in the long run.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Porcelain tile is completely non-absorbent, which makes it super simple to clean. Spilled liquids, water, and foods will all stay on the surface of your tiles, which can then be easily wiped up without having to worry about staining, cracking, and other forms of moisture damage. This makes porcelain tiles especially well suited for installation within your bathroom or kitchen, which are both rooms that are extremely likely to experience spills and moisture damage.
Beyond the practical benefits of the high durability of porcelain, it also comes in a wide range of different colors, shades, and textures, allowing you to customize the appearance of your floor in a way that is not possible when using other types of flooring materials. In addition, since tiles can be arranged in multiple patterns, you can easily combine multiple colors, sizes, and shapes of tile to create a mosaic that cannot be easily replicated. Further, it should be noted that porcelain tiles can be altered to replicate the appearance of other types of common flooring materials, including natural stone and hardwood.
Finally, the last major reason to consider installing porcelain tiles over alternative flooring materials, like hardwood and laminate flooring, is the fact that porcelain tiles are extremely resistant to heat damage and fire. This means that in the event of a house fire, your floors can slow the spread of the flames to allow you and your family time to get out of the house. While this may seem like a minor consideration, it is extremely relevant to those living in areas prone to wildfires and who have been told to evacuate in the past due to the high risk of fires.Share
6 September 2018
When we started renovating our home, I knew that it was going to be a long process. By the time we got to the flooring, I was tired of making big decisions. Part of me just wanted to give up and let the contractor choose something that he thought would mesh well with the rest of the paint colors. However, I realized that since I would be living with the flooring for awhile, I should really take the time to choose. I spent a few weeks evaluating different flooring samples, and I ended up going with a really nice travertine. This blog is all about finding the right flooring for your home.