Posted by in Fuzz Buzz Flooring on 6/17/2013

Porcelain tile is regarded as one of the best floor tiles because of its beauty, durability, and easy maintenance. Porcelain tile can make a dramatic impact on a home, creating a sense of classic, timeless beauty, and offering home owners a wide array of options to suit their design needs. In fact, because of the coloring flexibility that the porcelain firing process offers, it is even reasonable to consider using porcelain tiles for countertops and walls to create coherence in a room.

Porcelain tile is similar to ceramic tile in its uses and functionality, only it is much denser. Its manufacturing process, which produces this extra hardness, makes it less likely to chip, better able to withstand everyday use without showing signs of wear, and is essential to the timeless, chic, modern look that has made it so popular for kitchen and bathroom renovations. It is during the process of firing porcelain tile that manufacturers have the opportunity to create countless designs with color and texture. This modern look, durability, and versatility mean that updating a home in Chicago with porcelain tile will not only make it more enjoyable for those who live in it, but will also increase the home’s value - which has a number of benefits.

The process of creating harder, more varied and stylish tiles also has a few drawbacks. Porcelain tile costs more per square foot, and for many homeowners its added durability is not strictly necessary, as even the most heavily trafficked areas of the home would be served perfectly well with some other high-quality ceramic tile.

Porcelain tiles also require a slightly different installation process, as they have less absorption than standard tiles, and if installed incorrectly they won’t resist the elements or breakage as well as they should. But for those who want the style and durability of porcelain for their kitchen or bathroom, it can be a very wise home investment.

 

Tags: porcelain , ceramic , durability , hardness , kitchens , bathrooms , renovations

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