Seven Reasons to Use Porcelain Tile

Here are Seven Reasons to Use Porcelain Tile in Your Home

Porcelain tile took the hard surface flooring world by storm in the early 1980’s and things have not been the same since then. Trust me when we tell you this, because I was there.  However much that may date me is fine because it provides the perspective to comment. So here are seven reasons to use porcelain tile in your home.

  1. It is a fashion forward statement. Today, the array of colors and styles that the market has to offer is amazing. Think about whites, browns, beiges, grays, blacks and multi-colors, just to start. Then contemplate styles that resemble marble, granite, limestone, wood and more. Of course, you then have a range of sizes from small mosaics to panels with facial dimensions over 24” by 24”.
  2. Porcelain tile is extraordinarily hygienic. Due to its physical composition and its method of manufacture it is virtually impervious to staining and bacterial attack.  Things spilled on it wipe up quickly and even when nasty items are left to sit for a while they still clean up smartly
  3. Porcelain tile is frost resistant. Why is this important? Simple. When using porcelain tile, your design plan can call for the same material in your living room to be carried out of doors to a covered but not climate controlled area, such as a patio, with no fear of freeze- thaw damage.
  4. Fire resistance is a given. In the unlikely event of a fire in your home, either big or small, porcelain will almost certainly not burn nor contribute to the fire in other ways such as smoking.
  5. Slip resistance is a key feature. There are so many finishes to pick from that if you want to focus on skid resistance you will not be disappointed. Simply make sure your vendor, such as StoneTileDepot.com, is aware that this is a primary concern.
  6. Porcelain tile is especially abrasion resistant.  Simply put in layman’s terms, it will show almost no wear pattern after years of foot traffic. You can rotate paint, soft goods, furniture, lighting and more around a long lasting porcelain tile floor.
  7. Porcelain tile is affordable. The tremendous efficiencies that have been achieved in the manufacturing of this product make it in reach of almost every homeowner economically.

StoneTileDepot has a wonderful selection of porcelain tile. We want to help by pointing out even more than just a simple seven reasons to use porcelain tile in your home. Please contact us here and thanks very much for reading!