Porcelain Tile Flooring

Tile Flooring

Great advantages of porcelain tiles is that they are made with special clays and minerals that are kiln-fired at temperatures that can exceed 2400 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of this kiln-fired temperature, porcelain tiles are both harder and denser than other tile products, such as ceramic tile and some different verieties of stone. 

Additionally, porcelain tiles are frost-proof as well as highly stain proof, scratch proof, and water-resistant.

Starting at: Installed $5.99 per square foot with grout.

Porcelain Tile Flooring Advantages:

Tile Flooring SamplesBetter Performance

Porcelain tiles can be installed in heavy traffic areas in your home as well as commercial areas (PEI ratings of 4 and 5), and some lines are slip-resistant and ADA approved.

More Aesthetically Pleasing

Our satin and matte finish tiles exhibit the realistic and authentic look of stone (but without the price of real stone). Porcelain tile has a through-body construction which is superior to red-body construction because the coloring is consistent throughout the entire thickness of the tile.

Porcelain's Perceived Value

From a decorating standpoint, porcelain tiles are highly valued. Because of their higher performance and better aesthetics, people are requesting porcelain by name.

Higher Breaking Strength

Porcelain tiles contain less clay and more feldspar (a mineral) than ceramic tiles.  Porcelain tiles are pressed at a higher pressure, making them about 30% harder than granite.

Water Absorption

Porcelain tiles are much less porous than ceramics tiles making them inherently less water absorbent, and making them your best choice for kitchen and bathroom areas. Porcelain tiles stain less and are easier to clean.

Porcelain Tile Terms

To assist you with the terminology, here are some general terms associated with porcelain tile flooring:

Abrasion Resistance:

The degree to which a tile's glaze will withstand the wear of foot traffic.

Breaking Strength:

The degree to which a tile will withstand breaking stress (PEI rating of 1-5).
Mohs: A scale of hardness developed by the German mineralogist Frederich Mohs. Range from 1 (talc) to 10(diamonds). Shade Variation: Any variation in color or texture from tile to tile.
Water Absorption: The percentage of water absorbed by the body of the tile.

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