Like the idea of porcelain tiles on your floor or wall? They can look great, however, use the wrong porcelain tile and you’ll find that, over time, your stunning wall or floor will look any but stunning – in fact, it could look downright ugly. To prevent this, it’s important to talk to a well-trained tile expert.
Porcelain tiles are not created equally. There are porcelain tiles that have been made specifically for use on walls. These are not for foot traffic and will quickly show the signs of foot traffic if used for this purpose. For walls, these tiles are very good, easy to maintain, and easy to clean.
For floors, porcelain tiles are graded according to the amount of foot traffic they can withstand. A class 1 porcelain tile will only handle very light foot traffic. A Class 5 porcelain tile will handle very heavy foot traffic and show little signs of wear or tear. You should also take into account the amount of soiling that may occur. A tile designed for medium traffic levels may show signs of wear, not because of the amount of traffic, but because of the level of soiling. Light traffic that is bringing in sand and grit, for example, a beach home, may need a higher grade of porcelain tile to remain effective.
If you are planning on using porcelain tiles, then talk to an expert on floor tiles. They can help you find the right class of tile for project – a tile that will be long wearing in a color and finish that best suits your decor. Don’t risk buying porcelain tiles without this advice – it could save you a lot of money. The floor tile experts at Éco Dépôt will be only too happy to advise you on the right porcelain tiles for your home.