19 Apr 2016

Selecting Porcelain Tiles

Selecting Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are a great addition to your home and can increase its value. You can expect them to be durable and last for many years. It is important, however, to choose the correct tile for your needs.

Where Is It Going

The first thing to consider when choosing tile is where it is going. Will it go on the wall, countertop, or floor. Is it a high traffic area? Is it in an area where it will be exposed to moisture like the bathroom or kitchen? Floor tiles that are going in areas that are prone to moisture should be slip resistant, otherwise they can be very slick when wet. You may want stain resistant tile in areas like the kitchen countertops and floors.

Glazed or Unglazed

Unglazed tiles are completely made out of natural clays. They have more wear and slip resistance than glazed tiles. If they are going to be used in a high traffic area floor area like the bathroom or kitchen, you should probably go with the unglazed tiles.

Glazed tiles can be printed with any pattern imaginable. They can be made to look like wood, stone, or even fabrics. The tiles are printed with an inkjet printer. The glaze is then applied to keep the ink on the tile. These tiles can be very beautiful and there is a huge range of options as to colour choice and designs.

Choosing the right tile for your home can add new beauty and value to your home.