Are you overwhelmed by all the varieties of tile and stone available? Well, here’s one that might just do the trick: porcelain. Porcelain is one of the best all-around tile choices for Princeton homeowners because of its combination of beauty, durability, and easy maintenance. Porcelain is a step up from ceramic in durability, but it is also easier to take care of than many types of natural stone. Here are more useful facts about porcelain tile from our experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough:
About Porcelain Tile
There are two types of porcelain that homeowners may encounter. One type is called “through-bodied” because the color and texture run completely through the tile. This type is unglazed, but it is generally quite tough and durable. The other type, “glazed,” is coated in a colored wear layer or other hard finish. Glazed porcelain tile is available in a wide range of colors and designs.
Advantages to Porcelain
- Porcelain can handle heavy wear, whether that is foot traffic, water, or dirt. Its durability makes it a great choice for bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, and laundry rooms.
- Though you should not use abrasive cleaning tools on porcelain, it is generally quite easy to clean. Use a mop, broom, or vacuum to maintain your porcelain tile floors on a day-to-day basis. Spills or messes will also wipe up easily.
- Porcelain is naturally resistant to a variety of hazards, including water, stains, bacteria, odors, and fire. It’s also scratch-resistant.
- Porcelain is a versatile tile material that is available in colors and designs to suit every preference. Whether you like sleek, glossy glazed tile or unglazed, natural-textured tile, you can get it with porcelain.
To see our vast selection of porcelain tile, just give us a call! We bring the Floor Coverings International Hillsborough mobile showroom to you so that you can compare samples in the comfort of your own home. Plus, we provide free consultations to homeowners in the Princeton area!
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