Top 5 Selling Points of Porcelain Tile Used for Flooring


One of the most sought after types of flooring tile available in the construction industry today is porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is basically a more contemporary version of ceramic tile and it is revered for the many benefits it can provide building owners. If you are interested in installing porcelain tile flooring in your home, it is important to first understand the benefits you stand to gain.

Below are some top benefits associated with porcelain tile floor installations.

  1. Durability: Most people want that harder, tougher surface that can offer maximum impact resistance when they opt to install tile. Generally speaking, porcelain tiles are more durable than those made of ceramic material. Porcelain tiles are made from a finer mix of clay and are also fired at higher temperatures compared to those used to bake traditional ceramic tiles. As porcelain won't scratch, crack or break easily when you accidentally drop something on your floors, porcelain can last much longer than most types of ceramics. This significantly reduces the occasional cost of removal and replacement.
  2. Stain resistance: The non-porous surface of porcelain tiles makes them less susceptible to staining. This surface is highly liquid-resistant, meaning spills that might infiltrate other surfaces and leave behind a stain can easily be cleaned up with a wet cloth. If you are well-aware of the messes that your small children and/or companion animals can cause, installing porcelain tile flooring would be a smart move.
  3. Low maintenance: To keep your porcelain tile flooring looking new, you generally only need to periodically damp mop it with water or a mild household cleaning detergent. Porcelain is the ideal material for people who want to maintain the good looks of their floors with very little effort.
  4. Health benefits: As they do not let spills to seep in, porcelain tile floors do not encourage the growth of bacteria. This makes them a hygiene choice for your home, especially in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. What is more, the firing of porcelain tile in high-temperature kilns ensures the product carries little to zero volatile organic compounds, which can contaminate indoor air and cause health problems.
  5. Visual impact: If you are concerned about the aesthetics of your home, then you will be happy to learn that porcelain tiles come in a wide range of colours and finishes so you can find something that looks good on your floors. Choose a colour that blends well with the look of your interiors or exteriors, depending on where you intend to install the tiles. You can also find porcelain tiles that mimic the look of other flooring materials like wood, so make sure to ask your porcelain tile supplier to tell you what finishes are available.

Visit Bayside Tiles for more information on the benefits of using porcelain tile in your next contract or project!


29 December 2016

Choosing the Right Type of Flooring

Welcome to my blog, my name is Kate. My parents lived in a very old home which still had its original flooring. I loved the pattern of the Victorian bathroom floor tiles, the glow of the timber wood, and the smooth ceramic kitchen floor. I would spend many hours sitting on the floors, feeling the surface as I played with my toys. When I bought my own home, the first thing I installed was new flooring to re-create the wonder of my childhood. I have decided to start this blog to pass on my passion for flooring with the rest of the world.