Porcelain floor tiles have been used for years to produce a floor tile that is incredibly durable and are designed to last a lifetime, they will not scratch, stain or mark even when under extreme circumstances, obviously floor tiles are not totally invincible but porcelain floor tiles have incredible strength and durability. They are commonly seen over large floor expanses such as large shopping centres where floor tile functionality is vital and for this reason porcelain floor tiles are very popular.
There hasn’t always been a vast range of styles available for porcelain floor tiles but over the last couple of years more tile styles have emerged and there is now and incredible amount of floor tile styles available in the porcelain tile range.
There are different types of finishes for porcelain floor tiles and it depends where you are installing them and your preferred tile style which will determine the type you choose. There are different finishes when it come to porcelain tiles and it is important that you select the correct one for the environment they will be installed in and the tile style factor you prefer. Any good tile store will be able to advise on the suitability of different tile finishes and their suitability to certain areas but before you start to decide on which floor tile you would like, it is always best to consider the options.
Polished porcelain floor tiles have a polished finish on the exterior of the floor tile giving the tile a shiny appearance, polished porcelain tiles are used for both floor tile and wall tile installation although some types of polished porcelain are not suitable for floor tile installation because they may become slippery when wet, There types however that are suitable for floor tile installation and they offer many design advantages. The polished variety of tile is also commonly used in bathroom areas on walls, around bath tubs and showers. The polished finish on the tile protects it from stains and scratches but the tile manufacturer will almost certainly advise you seal the grout to protect that from damage.
Glazed porcelain tiles have a glaze on the surface of the tile which again offers unique characteristics and they are available in many tile styles and colours. Porcelain floor tiles are also available in their natural state and are not glazed, porcelain tiles that are not glazed still have a very low absorbency rate which means they will not absorb water and moisture easily which makes them ideal for kitchens and bathroom areas. In general porcelain tiles do not require sealing but it is always best to check with the tile manufacturer to be sure you have the right floor tile for your personal circumstances.
Porcelain wall tiles and floor tiles have been used for years to decorate homes, important buildings and public buildings. They continue to be popular and more and more designs become available as time passes. Porcelain floor tiles and wall tiles are reasonably priced and are a tile that will add both design style and value to the home and they are worth considering if you are carrying out a home renovation project.