Ceramics and Porcelain

Choosing Porcelain Tiles

There are several considerations when choosing flooring tiles. Some people want tiles that can be used both indoors and outdoors, and porcelain tiles may be the answer. Porcelain tiles have many factors that make them a great choice when it comes to wear life, styles and flexibility.

People living in hot dry areas have long used ceramic or porcelain tiles for all their flooring needs. In many cases it did not matter if the tiles were inside or outdoors. Hot dry areas have few problems with moisture being absorbed and little worry about cold weather. People in colder climates often avoided ceramic tiles outside because they would chip and crack due to ice formation. Porcelain tiles avoid this. They have an extremely low moisture absorbency rate. When the weather turns cold, they will not form large interior ice chips and crack.

Wear life is important in flooring options. Households come in all shapes, sizes and uses. People with children must consider the amount of traffic that will go through their home. Porcelain tiles are very wear resistant and last a long time. Children, their friends and pets running through with muddy feet will not break the tiles or wear them down quickly. For durability, porcelain tiles are one of the best options for busy families. It also cleans up easily.

No matter how durable a floor is, no one wants to trade beauty for longevity. Porcelain tiles have become the go to source for beautiful flooring options. They come in a variety of surfaces for nearly every flooring look. Modern tiles even come in hardwood flooring styles. This offers homeowners a way to get durability with the look they desire.