Porcelain tile offers a trifecta of benefits including beauty, durability, and versatility. Porcelain is ideal for bathrooms in particular because it is harder and less porous than ceramic tile, meaning it offers greater stain and water resistance. It also comes in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and glazes. In the market for porcelain tile for your Houston home? Check out this insider information from the experts at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights.
Types of Porcelain Tile
There are two main types of porcelain tile. The first is called “through-bodied,” meaning that the color and texture run completely through the tile. This type is good at disguising chips and scratches. Since it is unglazed, it requires less long-term care while still remaining strong and durable. This tile can require slightly more cleaning, however.
The other type of porcelain tile is “glazed.” This type is usually coated in a colored wear layer or hard finish. It is strong and dense, though the glaze will require care over time. Glazed porcelain comes in a wide range of colors and designs.
Reasons to Choose Porcelain
- Porcelain is tough and long-lasting. It can stand up to heavy foot traffic and water, making it suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, or laundry rooms.
- Porcelain tile is easy to clean and maintain. All you have to do is wipe up spills, sweep or vacuum regularly, and mop occasionally. Just be wary of using abrasive cleaning tools.
- Porcelain can stand up to a lot. It’s resistant to staining, water, bacteria, odors, and even fire. It’s also difficult to scratch.
- Porcelain is stylish and versatile. With so many designs, patterns, and colors to choose from, it’s easy to find the right tile to suit any room or décor.
Porcelain, like all tile and stone flooring, can be cold to the touch. To avoid discomfort, consider installing radiant under-floor heating so that you can have warm, toasty floors any time of the year.
Floor Coverings International Houston Heights offers a wide selection of porcelain tile flooring. Give us a call today! We’ll be happy to bring product samples to your Houston Heights home.
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