Published at Monday, May 13th, 2019 - 10:47:04 AM. Porcelain Tile. By Dior Veron.
Ask a tile sales person whether porcelain tiles are stronger and more durable than ceramic tiles and in most cases the answer will be yes. But although porcelain tiles are indeed strong and durable, that answer is essentially incorrect. As I stated above, porcelain tiles ARE ceramic tiles. Porcelain is simply a type of ceramic clay. Porcelain tiles are those which have the lowest absorption rates of all the ceramic tiles available. To be classed as ”porcelain,” a tile cannot absorb more than .5 percent of it's total mass in water. Many porcelain tiles absorb less than that — down to as little as .1 percent. In the industry, these tiles are called ”impervious.” There is no confusion on this matter among installers. We call ourselves ceramic tile setters, not porcelain tile setters. It's just that as it turns out, most of the floor tiles we install nowadays are made from porcelain.
These tiles are comparatively cheaper when compared with marble or granite but at the same time are scratch resistant and can make rooms appear larger, especially when using lighter shades of porcelain tiles. Caring for your porcelain flooring is easy and allows for a hygienic alternative and general cleanliness in your home. When contemplating home improvement and wishing for a tile choice that offers ease of maintenance, porcelain ranks popularly amongst homeowners. It is recommended to remove dust and debris by sweeping your floor well. Using a moist cloth will allow removal of accumulated dirt. Mixing warm water and vinegar will offer assistance to remove stubborn stains; ensure to use a non bleaching cleaning solution if choosing to use a ready-made cleaner.
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