By Marielle Barriere. Porcelain Tile. Published at Monday, May 13th, 2019 - 02:20:46 AM.
All of these characteristics seem to make porcelain the clear choice when it comes to quality, durability and easy of cleaning and maintenance. In reality the truth can be vastly different. The specifications regarding porcelain tiles are never verified or tested so any manufacturer can claim that their tiles are porcelain. Tile manufacturers can claim that they are manufacturing porcelain tiles without having them tested. In many cases tiles labeled as porcelain do not have the characteristics that make them quality tiles. There can be many quality issues regarding porcelain tiles that are sold at home improvement stores and discount tile stores. Many times these tiles are cheap imports that are vastly inferior with many quality control issues. Unwitting people thinking they are purchasing quality tiles that are superior to ceramic when in fact they are extremely cheap. These cheap tiles can present many problems in quality, durability and they can be extremely difficult to clean and maintain.
These tiles are hard and non-porous, which makes them the perfect addition to any bathroom. Porcelain tile flooring is easy to clean and is scratch resistant, which mean you won't have a worn out floor ever. They can withstand exposure to heat as well as freezing temperatures, so every time you turn on that hot shower you won't be spoiling the tiles. When selecting porcelain tile flooring, it is important to consider the class and category of porcelain since it is available in different qualities. You may be probably overwhelmed by the options. These tiles are classified as in natural, glazed, and polished tiles. With so many brands to choose from, you may find a variation in price. However, you ought to choose the best quality porcelain tile flooring that fits within your budget.
It is important to choose porcelain tiles that are of a consistent size. Layout a few rows from the sample lot and you will be able to judge if they are the same size. The sample you lay out should be square if the size of each tile is the same. This is the time to check for cracks in the finishing. Once you get the colour combination right, you may go ahead and purchase porcelain tile flooring for your bathroom. Patterns, designs, and colour combinations are something you may want to discuss with your architect or interior designer.
There are some types of porcelain tiles that are quality made and do have characteristics that are vastly superior to ceramic tiles. You should always only shop for quality name brand tiles at quality tile shops to ensure that you are truly getting a quality product. Ask many questions at the tile store and ask to see as many samples as possible before you actually purchase them. Remember that many times you will be paying a premium for porcelain as opposed to just normal ceramic tiles. In many cases especially with indoor tile installations ceramic tiles will perform just as well at a much lower price.
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