Key Features of The Porcelain Tile
Ever wondered what makes tiles different? Or what each name actually means? Well, here at Tile Wizards, we’re the experts in tiles (and all flooring solutions for that matter) so we’ve outlined a few key points below specifically relating to Porcelain tiles.
How Are Porcelain Tiles Made?
Porcelain tiles are categorized as a form of ceramic tiling. During the manufacturing process, porcelain tiles are subjected to a higher firing temperature, giving the final product a stronger and more durable characteristic than traditional ceramic tiles. The difference in manufacturing also makes porcelain tiles less porous, with an amazing water absorption rate of 0.5% or less. The density, strength and low water absorption makes porcelain tiles the perfect choice for high traffic floor areas, both indoors and outdoors.
How To Maintain Porcelain Tiles
Just like ceramic tiling, porcelain tiles are low maintenance and quick and easy to clean. The density of porcelain also makes your tiles less susceptible to stains and/or damage. A weekly vacuum or mop should be more than enough to keep your stylish tiles looking their best.
Full body porcelain tiles have an added advantage of carrying the colour throughout the entire tile thickness – meaning no ugly red ‘biscuit’ showing through if a tile gets accidently chipped!
Styles and Finishes
There is a wide range of styles and colours available to match your project, whether you’re tiling a small room, such as the bathroom, or your entire living room and patio. The extensive range of tiles will allow you to create any style your heart desires, whether it be traditional, modern, minimalistic or a more natural look. Porcelain tiles also come in a number of finishes including polished, glazed, matte and rock finish.
The team at your local Tile Wizards store will be able to help you decide on the best porcelain tile to match your needs.
Porcelain tiles are an elegant and durable tiling option that will allow you to fully enjoy your living space.