Ask any tile installer about the toughness of porcelain tiles. I’m sure you’d get the same response. Porcelain floor tiles reportedly destroy more cutting tools than any other type of floor tile. Why? Because they are tough tiles.
Porcelain tiles are made using a dry press process where very little water is used. Under high pressure and high heat, the materials used become an extremely hard product – so hard, porcelain is used in many other areas. For example, in dental prosthetics such as bridges, crowns and veneers – and a veneer is extremely thin yet very tough.
When it comes to floor tiles, porcelain is tough enough to handle almost every situation. They are so dense they are naturally water-resistant, and with the right finish they can also be anti-slip. Porcelain tiles then are well suited to kitchens, bathrooms and laundries as well as outdoor areas. Porcelain tiles are also a popular choice for use in and around swimming pools.
Because porcelain tiles are manufactured, there is virtually an endless range of colors and finishes to select from. Porcelain tiles are also available in styles that imitate natural stone – for example, marble and granite. With these tiles, you can have a marble look yet receive the benefits that porcelain delivers.
If you’re interested in porcelain tiles for your next floor project, come and see the range in one of our three Montreal retail stores. Our tile experts can help you finish your project’s design, select the right floor tiles, and provide advice on how to install and maintain your selected floor tiles.