By Verddun Seguin. Porcelain Tile. Published at Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 - 15:40:25 PM.
Sales of floor tiles in the U.S. and Canada have doubled in slightly over a decade, and the popularity of tiled floors continues to increase at a dramatic rate. The rise in tile sales can be attributed to two factors primarily: a determined and well-thought-out effort developed and sustained by marketing and sales forces within the industry; and by constant and significant improvements achieved by tile manufacturers over the past couple of decades. In slightly over twenty years we've come from fairly soft ”knob-back” floor tiles made from terracotta-like clays to extremely dense dust pressed porcelains that are all but indestructible. Walk into any tile salesroom today, and you will find mostly porcelain tiles displayed.
As mentioned, most people find the look of clean white tile to be universally appealing. It adds a brightness to a living space, giving it the appearance of being more open and welcoming. This is where porcelain tiles have the advantage of the more common ceramic white tiles. Porcelain is sleek, clean and beautiful, and the difference in appearance is noticeable. In fact, they don't just look cleaner; due to their density and hardness, porcelain materials (tiles) are more impervious to dirt, and are much easier to clean. Your ceramic white tile will look lovely at first, but it won't be long before day-to-day dirt gets ingrained, and its permanently dingy.
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.
Porcelain tile has been a favorite flooring material in kitchens and baths for many years. It is a ceramic tile that can be glazed or unglazed. There is no clear difference between a ceramic tile and a porcelain tile except one is much more impervious to moisture than the other. It is created by mixing clay and other materials together and firing it at very high heat. This firing process hardens the tile and depending on the length of time and the temperature will result in how hard the tile will become and how impervious it will be to water. Ceramic tiles are generally not as hard as porcelain tiles because they are fired for a much shorter time.
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