Though both porcelain and ceramic are made from fired clay, porcelain is tougher, denser, and more water-resistant. For incredible durability and impressive versatility, it’s hard to compete with porcelain tile.
Certain porcelain styles can mimic natural stone (like granite and limestone), and others take inspiration from leather, fabric, and other materials. But is porcelain tile right for your Denver home? Before you decide, here are some tips from our experts at Floor Coverings International Denver South:
About Porcelain Tile
- Porcelain is very tough, so it can stand up to stand up to heavy traffic (in hallways, kitchens, and entryways) and moisture-prone rooms (bathrooms, laundry rooms). Plus, it’s naturally stain, water, bacteria, and odor-resistant, so porcelain floors will last for many years with minimal wear and tear.
- Porcelain is easily cleaned in a variety of ways. Regular sweeping, vacuuming, and/or mopping will keep your floors looking like new. Just avoid using abrasive tools like steel wool or scouring pads on your tile.
- Porcelain, like all tile, can be cold on bare feet and uncomfortable to stand on for long periods of time. One remedy is to install under-floor heating, which can be programmed to heat your floors on demand or at specific times of day.
- Porcelain tile comes in all kinds of textures, colors, shapes, and designs, so it’s not difficult to create a unique look for your home. Consider mixing tiles, setting them on a diagonal, or using a special color of grout if you want to set your floors apart.
- In the tile category, porcelain is mid-range in price. While more expensive than ceramic, it is cheaper than certain types of natural stone.
Interested in porcelain tile for your Denver home? Give us a call! One of our Floor Coverings International Denver South experts will bring product samples to your home and provide a free estimate on your project.
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