Description of Porcelain Tile
Porcelain is unlike
other tiles as it does not come from natural stone. The porcelain material is
made by heating materials together at high temperatures. The porcelain gets
stronger because during the firing process, glass and minerals are formed to create
a tight bond producing an artisan porcelain design. Porcelain can come in
several forms, and porcelain tiles come in different sizes.
These tiles are finished
with a very shiny and slick gloss just like the name implies. Common uses for
polished tiles include almost every single area of the home, however, be
careful to keep it dry as it is extremely slippery. They are also suitable for
almost any wall tiling projects in bathrooms and entrance areas.
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Glazed tiles have a thin
coating on top of the tile that is there to provide a desired pattern and
texture (wooden look, natural stone look, etc.). These are great for design
options as the style and variety can be made suitable for most tile projects,
both indoors for the design, as well as outdoors because of the porcelain
durability and high resistance to water absorption.
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Matte finishes create a
smooth surface that is less slippery and has a bit more grip than a polished
surface. These are suitable for all tiling projects-floors, walls, outdoors,
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Porcelain is known to be
the most water resistant tile available. Because it is compressed at high
pressure the tile is extremely dense, making it less susceptible to damage from
water, or any chemicals that would normally damage natural stone tiles.