Porcelain tile flooring is gaining popularity in modern interiors as it is considered as a great alternative to natural stone. Porcelain tiles are manufactured in so many colors and finishes that it is easy to find the right color for any type of interior design. For example porcelain tile that looks like wood is widely popular in modern or rustic decors and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Porcelain tiles are versatile and add a stylish touch to the home as they are suitable for any room.
The pros of porcelain tile flooring
Porcelain tile flooring is very durable which makes it an ideal choice for places with heavy traffic. Porcelain tile flooring is highly resistant to water and staining, which is the main reason why this type of flooring is especially popular for kitchens and bathrooms. In addition, it is excellent for radiant floor heating.
In terms of appearance, porcelain tiles can look like natural stones – granite, marble, limestone – or different types of wood and are manufactured in a wide variety of textures, styles, sizes, and colors.
Porcelain tile are especially suitable for people with allergies and an excellent choice for people with small children or pets.
As tile floors are non-toxic, they are a great option for people with severe year round or seasonal allergies. They are also a good choice for pet owners, as they can withstand the wear of a dog’s nails and as previously mentioned, are easy to clean.
Porcelain tile requires a minimal maintenance. It rarely scratches and can be cleaned with anything but you should bear in mind that unglazed porcelain tiles require a more frequent cleaning.
The cons of porcelain tile flooring
One of the main cons of porcelain tile flooring is the fact that it can be quite cold, especially in winter. Porcelain tile flooring, especially glazed porcelain tile, can be quite slippery when wet. Modern tiles are offered with anti-slip surface, which is good to know, if you plan to install a new flooring.
Installation process is time consuming and requires professional tools and that makes it a difficult DIY project. It is recommended that you hire professionals to install your porcelain tile flooring so that you will enjoy a gorgeous flooring.
Porcelain tile with wood grain finish
Elegant flooring in a minimalist living room
The wood finish has a great visual appeal
Porcelain tile floors are suitable for any room
Porcelain tiles are especially popular for bathroom flooring