Porcelain tile has been gaining popularity for its exceptional benefits, making it a top choice for homeowners and designers alike. Let’s explore the advantages of using porcelain on your floor.
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- Unmatched Durability: the perfect choice for high-traffic areas in your home. Porcelain is incredibly strong and resistant to wear and tear, making it less likely to chip or crack compared to other flooring materials. This ensures that your floors remain looking pristine for years to come.
- Water and Stain Resistance: naturally non-porous (repels moisture) making it an excellent option for areas prone to spills or high humidity (bathrooms and kitchens) This resistance to water and stains also makes porcelain easier to clean and maintain.
- Diverse Design Options: you’ll always find a porcelain tile that matches your style, whether you prefer the look of hardwood, stone, or modern, minimalist design. The technology used in the manufacturing process allows for realistic patterns and textures, mimicking natural materials without the associated upkeep.
- Easy Maintenance: porcelain is one of the easiest flooring materials to maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional mopping are typically all that’s needed to keep your floors looking pristine. Its resistance to stains and allergens makes it a healthy choice for those with allergies or respiratory issues.
- Longevity and Cost-Effective: while the initial cost of porcelain tile might be slightly higher than some other flooring materials, it’s a much more cost-effective choice in the long run. Its longevity and resistance to damage mean you won’t have to replace it as often, saving you money on repairs and replacements.
“Hi, I’m looking for ceramic tiles for my floor.”. . . #IYKYK
Here’s what you were waiting for! Most new homeowners come into our showrooms asking for ceramic flooring…. it’s not your fault! It’s not everyday knowledge that when it comes to long-lasting, low-maintenance, and attractive flooring solutions for your home – porcelain is (almost always) better than ceramic. Why?
- ceramic tiles are less dense and more porous than porcelain, making them prone to absorbing moisture. This is especially problematic in areas with high traffic or exposure to water (hello bathrooms and kitchens, where tiled floors are usually found!)
- more likely to chip or crack under the stress of daily use.
For these reasons, porcelain tile is the preferred choice for flooring. Hands down.