PORCELAIN TILE FLOORING


Porcelain tile for your new flooring. When it comes to delicate and fragile, perhaps nothing is more often thought of than Porcelain.  The fact that it is most often associated with fine china and figurines (Porcelain Dolls) explains why.  However, interestingly enough, you actually can consider PORCELAIN TILE FOR YOUR NEW FLOORING.

The process for creating Porcelain Tile flooring is what makes it such a viable material for New Flooring.
For the longest of time, the “traditional” flooring products included granite, marble, and slate.  Recently, these were made more affordable by the manufacturing of stone veneers.  Now, you can also consider PORCELAIN OR CERAMIC TILE FOR YOUR NEW FLOORING.

Basically Porcelain can be described as a man-made product that is a hard, white, semi translucent material that is fired at a low temperature and then glazed at a high temperature.
While walking on Porcelain tile flooring may seem a little out of the realm of reality, it is important to know that Porcelain is impervious to water and stain resistant.  It holds up extremely well in high traffic areas and where temperatures fluctuate.  The fact that this flooring is man-made and not quarried tends to help keep the price down.

To many Porcelain Flooring is thought of as a pretty new innovation the reality is that it has been used in Europe and Asia for centuries.
In fact, there are actually historic examples where entire rooms have been decorated with Porcelain, include the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in China.
To fully appreciate PORCELAIN OR CERAMIC TILE FOR YOUR NEW FLOORING it is probably best to compare the two.  Following is a chart that will allow you to do just that:

Porcelain Wood Tile

Porcelain Wood Tile

ITEM TO COMPARE    CERAMIC    PORCELAIN

  • Made Of:  CERAMIC: Red, Brown, or White Porous Clay.
    PORCELAIN: White Clay.  More refined and Purified than Ceramic.
  • Pros: CERAMIC: Less Expensive – Easier to Cut.
    PORCELAIN: Water and Stain Resistant.
  • Cons: CERAMIC: Susceptible to Chipping and Cracking in Cold Weather.
    PORCELAIN: More Porous/Less Stain-Resistant  More Expensive.
  • Uses: CERAMIC: Interior Walls and floors.
    PORCELAIN: Floors, showers and Exterior Walls.
  • Maintenance: CERAMIC: Easily cleaned with a Sponge.
    PORCELAIN: Easily cleaned with a Mop or Sponge.

When it comes to PORCELAIN OR TILE FOR YOUR NEW FLOORING you should gather as much information as possible before making your decision, and that is why  you will want to contact Chris Brown of BRANDI CARPET at 602-475-0931 or info@brandicarpet.com.  He and his staff will be more than happy to provide you with all the pertinent information you will need regarding this issue!!

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic Tile

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