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GGCL Guide: How to clean polished porcelain floor tiles

The biggest advantage of using the porcelain floor tiles is that, they are the easiest to clean. To maintain the clean, ever shining look, you can just sweep or vacuum the tiles. The polished porcelain floor tiles get the dirtiest in the least amount of time. There are several methods of cleaning the polished porcelain floor tiles that involve the use of common household items.

 

For the polished porcelain floor tiles, begin with sweeping and vacuuming the dirt and debris from the floor. Use a clean piece of cloth damped in warm water to mop up the floor tiles. Make sure you don’t allow the moisture to puddle or pool over the tiles. Stuck dry soil pieces can be removed by using nylon bristle brush and stubborn stains can be removed by using the vinegar water mixture. Rinse again with warm water and dry the surface with clean dry towel.

 

The polished porcelain floor tiles can also be easily cleaned with sodium borate or borax. Sodium Borate or Borax has been being widely used in the daily household chores for a while now. The Borax is used to remove the stains that appear on the floor tiles. Mix the Borax with lemon juice and stir the mixture until it becomes a smooth paste. Spread the paste on the stain and let it sit for a while to absorb the stain. Rub it off with a sponge or soft cloth to remove the stain as well as the paste.

 

The common salt that we use in our day to day life is another great cleaning agent that could be used to clean the dirty polished porcelain floor tiles. Sprinkle the salt on the fresh grease and stains that have appeared on the tiles. Let the salt sit and soak up the grease and oil before you wipe it off with a damp cloth or sponge. If the grease or oil stains have dried up, make a mixture of the common salt and alcohol with a ratio of 1:4 respectively. Vigorously rub this solution on the grease or oil stain with a soft cloth of sponge until the stain comes off.

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GGCL Guide: How to clean ceramic wall tiles in kitchen

The everlasting durability of the ceramic wall tiles installed in the kitchen subjects them to various temperature changes and are constantly smeared by the grease and tempering of spices used in cooking. The kitchen tiles are the ones which get the dirtiest in the least amount of time. Fortunately, the ceramic wall tiles are one of the easiest to clean. There are several methods of cleaning the ceramic kitchen wall tiles that involve the use of common household items.

 

Cleaning the ceramic wall tiles installed in the kitchen with sodium borate or borax. Sodium Borate or Borax has been being widely used in the daily household chores for a while now. The Borax is used to remove the stains that appear on the kitchen wall tiles. Mix the Borax with lemon juice and stir the mixture until it becomes a smooth paste. Spread the paste on the stain and let it sit for a while to absorb the stain. Rub it off with a sponge or soft cloth to remove the stain as well as the paste.

 

The common salt that we use in our day to day life is another great cleaning agent that could be used to clean the dirty kitchen wall tiles. Sprinkle the salt on the fresh grease and stains that have appeared on the tiles. Let the salt sit and soak up the grease and oil before you wipe it off with a damp cloth or sponge. If the grease or oil stains have dried up, make a mixture of the common salt and alcohol with a ratio of 1:4 respectively. Vigorously rub this solution on the grease or oil stain with a soft cloth of sponge until the stain comes off.

 

Another household item for effective cleaning of kitchen wall tiles is the baking soda. Sprinkle the powdered baking soda on a sponge and use the sponge to scrub off the grease and stains off the tiles. Once done scrubbing with the baking soda, use a piece of soft damp cloth to clean the residues of baking soda off the tiles.

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GGCL Guide: How to clean ceramic wall tiles in bathroom

The bathroom tiles are daily subjected to dirt, acids and chemicals from soap, shampoo and other bathing products. In addition to that, the flow of hard water on the surface of ceramic tile installed in the bathroom creates a layer of salt and alkaline. This layer makes the tiles lose their texture and makes them quite slippery. Also the dirt and invisible dead skin cells accumulated on the edges and nooks and crannies of the tiles make them look ugly. These factors make it immensely important to clean the ceramic tiles installed in your bathroom.

 

Whenever you are cleaning the ceramic tiles in your bathroom, it is a good idea to run hot shower for 10 minutes before. This would open up the pores and help in deep and effective cleansing. Lemon and vinegar are the most easily accessible household tile cleaners. Make a mixture of lemon or white vinegar in water. Fill this mixture in spray bottle and spritz it on the tiles and wipe it off with clean damp cloth. Alternatively, you can soak one piece of clean cloth in the solution and use it to wipe the tiles. Remember to rinse off the tiles after cleaning them. It is recommended to use baking soda or bicarbonate soda to cleanse off those stubborn stains. Just sprinkle the baking soda powder on the tiles and wipe it off with a damp cloth soaked in lemon juice or white vinegar. Finish the process by rinsing of the tiles with warm water.

 

The ceramic bathroom floor tiles and shower tiles can be cleaned similarly. You can use either of the clean method i.e. cleaning by using lemon or white vinegar solution or cleaning by using baking soda. We would recommend leaving your floor tiles until last otherwise you would have to clean off the dirt fallen from cleaning the wall tiles again.

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GGCL Guide: How to clean bathroom porcelain floor tiles

The porcelain floor tiles laid down on the bathroom floors are most prone to dirt, dead skin cells and other debris. The soapy solution of body wash, shower gel, soaps and shampoos along with the hard water allows the dirt and debris to accumulate over the period of time. The problem with porcelain tile flooring is when it gets dirty, it can look awful.  It loses its shine and the grime discolours the grout lines. The original shine of the porcelain floor tiles can be brought back again by doing some bathroom specific cleaning.

 

You should always begin with sweeping off the large unstuck debris and dirt particles. If the floor is dry, you can even employ the service of wet dry vacuum to clean the porcelain floor tiles. It is very important to get rid of dirt and debris on the floor. If you just went ahead and mopped the floor with the dirt, yes, it would look clean but not as bright as it should be because you will be rubbing dirt into the tiles. Make a mixture of white vinegar and water and use the solution to mop the floor tiles next.

 

Let the detergent mixture sit for a while, usually 10-15 minutes. Once the mixture has set, it is time for scrubbing now. Use the soft bristle brush to scrub the black marks and stain on the grout lines. Use the regular sponge mop to scrub of the regular dirt. Focusing on small spaces ensures nothing gets left out so scrub each porcelain tile until it looks spotless and then move on to the next. Once every inch of the floor in the particular area is covered, you will need to dry the floor to get rid of the dirty water. Fill a bucket with clean water and using a clean mop or sponge, wipe the tiles to remove any detergent or dirt that may have remained.

 

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GGCL Guide : 1) How to apply ceramic tiles to hardy board for wall

Hardy board or the backer board is an installation of an underlayment done for the tiles. This underlayment is done to prevent the moisture from damaging the walls and also to create a leveled stable surface to support the ceramic wall tiles installed. The ceramic wall tiles in it are water and moisture resistant, but the moisture has a way to seep through the grout and uneven joints between the tile edges. Therefore it becomes important to install a hardy board of backer board behind the tiles as underlayment.

 

Begin with installing the hardy board or backer board on the wall using screws. Once the boards are installed, wipe them with wet damp sponge to clean any dust remained after the installation. Apply some tile adhesive between the board joints. Mark the center of the wall vertically and prepare a layout. Dry fit the tiles over the layout and adjust the tiles as needed to avoid uneven or thin cuts of tile on the edges of the wall. Prepare a small batch of thinset and spread it along the underlayment using a trowel. Drag the notched edge of the trowel through the thinset until the area is no longer smooth at along any section.

 

Set the first tile onto the wall and press the tile to the surface to bond with the adhesive. Set a second tile into the adhesive butting the edges up against the first tile. If the tiles are uneven, tap them with a rubber mallet to level them. Install all the tiles in the same way and then leave the thinset to cure for 24 hours. Mix a batch of grout and pack the grout into the grooves between the tiles with a rubber grout float. Wipe away grout from the surface of the tiles with a damp sponge.

 

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GGCL Guide: How durable are porcelain floor tiles

The porcelain floor tiles are made from highly refined clay that’s fired at higher temperatures and designed to hold up better than most other types of flooring on the market. This makes the porcelain floor tiles extremely durable. The porcelain floor tiles have been the most preferred choice of flooring options because it just holds up well and isn’t hard to care for either. It’s tough to damage the flooring, and it is possible to replace it in the future piece by piece if necessary. In this article we will discuss what makes the porcelain floor tiles so durable.

 

The porcelain floor tiles are perfect for high traffic environments. This flooring is highly resistant to wear, and breakage, even against the rough nails of pets. The floors are highly moisture resistant and simple to clean as well. The durability of porcelain floor tiles will hold up to the use and abuse of everyday life, and you can just enjoy the way they look without spending hours on maintenance tasks. Porcelain floor tiles are highly resistant to wear and tend to last better over the years than standard ceramic tile does. That’s because porcelain floor tiles have fewer air pockets, it’s a denser material, and it’s more uniform in construction and tends to be harder and thicker overall than most other tile varieties.

 

Another important features of the porcelain floor tiles which make them extremely durable it their low maintenance requirement. The porcelain floor tiles don’t require any special sealing to keep out water as some other tiles do. Porcelain tile floors are simple to clean and water wipes right off them without causing any real damage. They aren’t entirely waterproof but are resistant enough to make them easy to keep clean and in good shape over time. Porcelain tile floors are some of the easiest to maintain.

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GGCL Guide: How can you protect your high gloss porcelain floor tiles from scratching?

The modern day architectures and interior designers have fallen for the glossy look given by the porcelain floor tiles. The high gloss porcelain floor tiles add glamour and beauty to the room. Nevertheless, the high gloss porcelain floor tiles require extra care to keep this beauty everlasting. The porcelain floor tiles with high glossy finishes are vulnerable to visible scratches. In tile industry, it is generally accepted that tiles with glossy finish has lower scratch resistance. On the Mohs scale, the high gloss porcelain floor tiles are usually rated having the hardness of 3 (calcite) and the sand (silica) is rated around 7. Therefore, sand or even other substances with lower MOHS rating can easily scratch the surface of high gloss porcelain floor tiles.

 

Below we have listed a few measures one can pursue to avoid getting scratches on their high gloss porcelain floor tiles.

  • When removing tiles from boxes, avoid pulling the tiles out individually as the dragging of the tile may scratch the surface of the next piece that is still in the box. It is best to remove the whole stack from the box and lift each piece individually.
  • For regular maintenance, sweep floor to clean abrasive dirt such as sand before mopping.
  • Do not drag or pull anything across a glossy tiled surface. Especially when moving the furniture, it is recommended to lift the furniture up and reposition it where ever it is needed by setting it down.
  • When in the process of placing or constructing the flooring and tiles, use grouts with no sand component because loose sand from grout can cause scratching on the surface of tiles caused by foot traffic.
  • Place a good doormat to trap dirt at the door step. This is especially important when the glossy area is close to an external door.

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GGCL Guide: How do you clean porcelain floor tiles

The porcelain floor tiles are thicker, stronger and heavier then the ceramic wall tiles. This makes them more durable and long lasting then the ceramic tiles. The porcelain floor tiles are also subjected to constant and never ending wear and tear once laid down. The floor tiles are the ones which get the dirtiest in the least amount of time. Fortunately, the porcelain floor tiles are one of the easiest to clean. There are several methods of cleaning the porcelain floor tiles that involve the use of common household items.

 

The porcelain floor tiles laid down in the kitchen can be easily cleaned with sodium borate or borax. Sodium Borate or Borax has been being widely used in the daily household chores for a while now. The Borax is used to remove the stains that appear on the floor tiles. Mix the Borax with lemon juice and stir the mixture until it becomes a smooth paste. Spread the paste on the stain and let it sit for a while to absorb the stain. Rub it off with a sponge or soft cloth to remove the stain as well as the paste.

 

For the unglazed porcelain floor tiles, you can use the white vinegar solution. Make the solution by mixing 1/4th cup of white vinegar in approximately 8 liters of water. Damp a clean dry piece of cloth in the solution and use it to wipe all the dirty porcelain floor tiles. Let the cleanser soak for a while but don’t let it dry off. Scrub the stubborn stains with a soft bristle brush. Rinse the tiles with warm water.

 

For the glazed porcelain floor tiles, begin with sweeping and vacuuming the dirt and debris from the floor. Use a clean piece of cloth damped in warm water to mop up the floor tiles. Make sure you don’t allow the moisture to puddle or pool over the tiles. Stuck dry soil pieces can be removed by using nylon bristle brush and stubborn stains can be removed by using the vinegar water mixture. Rinse again with warm water and dry the surface with clean dry towel.

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Which is better, ceramic or porcelain?

One of the things a lot of home and commercial owners often wonder when creating their dream house or commercial buildings is what flooring material would be better for their kitchen, bathroom, living room and the like. Should they opt for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles? Which one would be more practical and durable?

These people are aware that porcelain and ceramic tiles each have their unique characteristics. What they cannot determine is what makes one better than the other, and that’s what we’re going to discuss in this article supported by GGCL GROUPO GRIFFIN CERAMICA LLP

The Difference Between Ceramic Tile vs Porcelain Tile

Even though ceramic and porcelain tiles look very similar, there are plenty of noticeable differences between the two. For one, porcelain tiles are known to be denser and less porous than ceramic tiles. What does this mean? Porcelain tiles are better for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as hard-wearing. Also, they appear to be denser, because of how they are manufactured.

Although ceramic tiles are highly recommended for interior floors and walls, porcelain tiles are more preferable, especially for places that must endure heavy traffic– this includes hallways, kitchen floors, and commercial applications. Porcelain tiles are highly resistant against chipping and scratching.

(1) Porcelain Floor Tile

There are plenty of reasons why you should consider using porcelain tiles, and here are some of those:

Liquid Resistance

The density of porcelain is what makes it highly resistant to any kinds of liquid penetration, making it better for that purpose as compared to other types of ceramic. This could be improved through the use of a melted glass glaze. This makes the surface completely impervious to water.

Highly Stain Resistant

Another benefit of using porcelain tiles is the fact that it’s highly stained resistant. That means it is capable of repelling liquid penetration that other staining agents won’t have the chance to penetrate down through the matter. Then, if you’ll glaze this, the effects would be more dramatic that it’s almost impossible to discolour the surface of your tiles.

Absorption

The international standard for porcelain tile states that to be qualified as “Porcelain” tile must have a water absorption rate of less than one-tenth of 1%. The water absorption rate of porcelain tile makes it suitable for interior and exterior application in all climates. The water absorption rate of ceramic tile is usually greater than 3%, which means that it is not suitable for exterior applications.

Durability

Porcelain tiles are considered to be the toughest flooring options available on the market. Using applicable ASTM Tests, regular ceramic tile has a breaking strength of 250. Aside from being solid, porcelain tiles are also hard, dense, and highly resistant to most heavy impact stresses that it’s perfect for commercial use. When choosing porcelain tiles, it’s important to look for one that has at least 5 PEI rating to ensure that it can withstand high traffic, as well as heavy equipment use.

The density is pressed under 6000 pounds per square inch.

Fireproof

Porcelain tiles are the type of materials that don’t easily burn under normal circumstances and these floors could restrict the movement of flames in case there has been a fire outbreak.

Lifespan

If porcelain tiles are properly installed the way they should be, you don’t have to worry about them getting worn out even if they’ll be installed in places where there’s high traffic, as porcelains can last for a couple of decades if used properly. With that, the period cost of replacement and removal can be eliminated.

Low Maintenance

The natural stain, as well as the water-resistance of porcelain, is one of the reasons why it’s very easy to maintain. For instance, spills could easily be spot cleaned using a damp rag or conventional mop whenever it’s needed and regular sweeping can be done to keep loose dust and debris off the floor. Through this, the glazed surface would be thoroughly maintained and would last for a couple of years. Furthermore, periodic damp mopping using a pH balanced solution is also advisable as it’s a wonderful way to disinfect the area.

Repairs

Just like what has been mentioned earlier, this type of material is highly resistant to cracking, as well as breakage caused by physical impacts. Though damage could still happen on a tile, this isn’t a problem at all. You can easily replace or remove the damaged tile. Overall, it’s highly advisable to keep an extra box or two of this during installation, because this would also make the colour matching easier for you.

Porcelain Disadvantages

Despite its number of benefits, porcelain tiles also have some drawbacks, such as:

Cost to Install Porcelain Tile Flooring

One of the drawbacks of using porcelain tiles is the fact that they can be a little expensive, and most of the time, the materials outpace most of the standard ceramic options. This would increase the cost of installation, which also implies that there would be around 25-50% increase in the total cost depending on where it’s going to be installed. However, the good thing about porcelain tiles is that it could last for several decades, making it a good investment overall.

Compare costs, check out styles, and look at the differences between many different tiles at our supplier, GGCL GROUPO GRIFFIN CERAMICA LLP.

Porcelain Floor Tile Weight

Just like with other types of hard tile flooring, even porcelain tiles tend towards being a little heavier. This makes the installation process a little more cumbersome. Also, it can be used on the second floors of buildings, unless it hasn’t been built for this kind of additional weight.

Porcelain Tile Installation Advice

The process of installing porcelain tiles is time consuming, difficult, and could also be quite laborious. Since porcelains are very heavy but quite sturdy, it can be challenging to get precise cuts needed for architectural buildings.

The Differences Between Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Labeling

Currently, there aren’t any regulations that require these products to be labelled as ‘porcelain’ based on specific characteristics. However, PTCA and ASTM have a voluntary certification process. With that, the retailers have the freedom of describing the tiles they offer any way they like. As for buyers, this makes it a little difficult to decide which tile to purchase and the characteristics it has.

Grout

Although porcelains are almost waterproof and resistant to damage, stain, and water penetration, you ought to know that the lines between the tiles are still a little vulnerable. What does this mean? Since the grout is a type of porous substance, it’s important to seal it completely to prevent any damage from occurring. Also, even if it’s properly cared for, there will be instances where the features of a porcelain tile would be corrupted by moisture and humidity. This would cause discolouration and trigger the formation of mould and mildew.

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Ceramic Tiles

A ceramic tiler will tell you ceramic tiles are known to be very versatile and can be used in a wide range of environments without having to worry about it being affected with stains, water, and the like. However, for areas where a hard tile surface mush is covered, there’s a risk that it would be not suitable for specific situations as well as certain locations.

Advantages of Using Ceramic Tiles

Unglazed Ceramic

This type of ceramic tile from a ceramic tile company must be sealed as a way to protect the surface against any form of liquids from penetrating. Also, the grout lines in between these tiles should be protected because they become susceptible to moisture and that’s why thorough sealing is a must. If done improperly, mould can grow between the tiles and this would lead to bigger problems.

Ceramic Water Resistance

The good thing about glazed ceramic tiles is the fact that they contain a protective layer that rests over the tiles. This makes the ceramic tile impervious against stain, as well as water penetration. Aside from that, ceramic tiles can also withstand high levels of humidity. These are just some of the properties that make ceramic tiles perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

Ceramic Tile Design Options

Modern manufacturing techniques are one of the benefits that you can enjoy from using ceramic tiles because you’ll have the privilege of printing the material in several ways. For instance, solid tiles could be mixed and matched in patterns that reflect your personality or the theme of your home. Likewise, they can also be printed in a way where it would look fabulous on hardwood and stones. Lastly, ceramic tiles could be cut and shaped into rectangles, triangles, and even planks.

Ceramic

Tile Maintenance

Ceramic tiles are very easy to maintain and take care of. Liquid, dirt, and stains are only on the surface and could be mopped away easily. Also, regular maintenance is usually comprised of vacuuming and sweeping using a soft brush.

Durable Ceramic Tile

These are extremely tough tiles and almost impossible to crack no matter how hard you try unless you’re going to use equipment made specifically for that purpose. A quality installation could last for several decades, especially if it’s properly maintained.

Allergen Concerns

Ceramic tiles are best known for their solid, hard surface. That’s why it’s highly resistant against pollen, dust, and other types of allergens. Once these small particles land on a ceramic floor, they don’t penetrate the surface, which means wiping them using a sponge or a mop. This can also help in keeping the air free from any forms of irritants.

Ceramic Tile Flooring Costs

Most ceramic tiles cost between $5-$10 per square foot, the price usually depends on the quality of the tiles you’re going to get. That’s one of the reasons why ceramic tiles are a little expensive for some people. However, depending on where they are installed, ceramic tiles could add tremendous value to your property for resale purposes.

Drawbacks of Ceramic Tiles

Difficult to Clean

Since ceramic tiles are very hard, cleaning and maintaining them can be cumbersome. Also, it becomes difficult to stand on ceramic tiles as well. Though, the hardness can easily be resolved by using area rugs and throw rugs, placing them in strategic locations where people must stay on them for longer periods, like in front of a kitchen sink.

Weight

Just like porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles can also be quite heavy and that’s why they’re not ideal for upper story installations as well. In case you have decided to install ceramic tiles on the upper level of the building, perform some professional checks first to ensure that you’re not putting a lot of stress on floor joists below.

Get Prepared Before Going to the Tile Store

So, you are familiar with the basics by now, especially if you have read the previous parts carefully. Upon your visit to the tile store, don’t forget to bring a small shard of window glass, pocket knife, copper penny, and tap water in a bottle of drinking water. This would help you test each tile and see if they are durable or not.

Also, because the tile has been labelled as ‘porcelain,’ it doesn’t mean it’s more durable, better, harder, and scratch-resistant. You’ll always get what you have paid for. However, if the salesperson would try to lure you to “upgrade” to a more expensive type of porcelain tile, decline the offer. Believe it or not, there aren’t any much more practical difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles.

As for ceramic tiles, just like what has been discussed earlier, they are subjected to a lot of tests, such as resistance to heat and cold, chemical damage, slipperiness, breaking strength, stain resistance, and many more. For the water resistance test, it’s usually described using PEI and ANSI to see how much moisture is in the tile. Though these distinctions don’t usually mean that one tile is better than the other, it’s just useful to determine how and where the tile should be used.

Our Final Thoughts

When choosing a tile, it’s important to choose one that doesn’t only look good and fits your style. It should also be capable of withstanding the test of time. For those who are going to tile their kitchen and have children or dogs around the house, then porcelain tiles would be better because they offer extra durability. On the other hand, if you’re going to renovate a bathroom, then you can either use porcelain or ceramic depending on your preference.

Happy tile hunting! We’d be glad to know what works out for you, and don’t forget to leave a comment below and share your insights with us.

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THE ADVANTAGE OF FLOORING PORCELAIN TILE IN YOUR HOME

One of the foremost well-known types of ceramic tile that's utilized within the world today is called “porcelain tile”.

 

It is really made from an awfully dense, yet amazingly fine, sort of clay that's made at a really tall temperature. It is attending to be greatly strong, standing up to scratches, and is additionally exceptionally safe to stains.

 

This can be why so numerous individuals will introduce this in their home in many different areas counting the kitchen, bathroom, and indeed foyers.

 

Let’s see at the benefits of utilizing porcelain tile in your home, as well as a few of the disadvantages so that you just can have a reasonable point of view on whether or not this will be the proper choice for you.

 

WHERE CAN YOU USE PORCELAIN TILE

Porcelain tile can be used in many different areas throughout your home without looking improperly placed. There are so many different types, you are able to mix-and-match to create unique expressions of your home decor, wherever it happens to be.

 

Not only is it used on the floor, but it is commonly used in kitchens, especially on countertops. This is something that can be used in place of granite or quartz which can be much more expensive, yet provide the same expensive look.

 

They can also be used for bathrooms, especially as wall coverings. This is why you will see them on the bathroom walls. Additionally, using this on your floors in the bathroom, pantry, and even the laundry room, will add that something extra special to your interior design.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN TILE

Some of the benefits include the fact that it comes in so many different colors and styles. Maintenance for porcelain tile is actually extremely minimal. It will not stain very easily, so if you happen to drop something on the floor, or spill coffee in the kitchen, you can simply wipe it up with a damp cloth and not worry about any possibility of stains.

 

It is recommended that you only use something as caustic as laundry detergent, as this is extremely mild. If something is damaged, the tiles are actually very easy to replace, making this a very cost-effective way to maintain your floors.

 

Another benefit of porcelain tile and other kinds of natural stone is the resistance to water damage repair in case of flooding. Whether it is from a burst pipe, cracked fittings or a failed water heater, tile is very durable and water-resistant – but not waterproof.

 

As long as nothing physically cracks or breaks the tile, you can have water damage repair and restoration done to the flooded area and your tile will not have to be replaced. You WILL need to dry the tile and any grout completely to avoid complications in the future after there has been any flooding of a surface or room.

 

WHAT ARE THE DRAWBACKS TO PORCELAIN TILE?

The main drawback to installing porcelain tile in your home is that you are going to have to use grout. This is one of the reasons that people will go with laminate on the floor instead. It can be a very time-consuming process, making sure that the tile and grout are clean, even though the tile is so resistant to stains.

 

Many people will bring in professional tile and grout cleaners to spare themselves the agony of having to do this on their hands and knees, sometimes for hours, at what can be a very expensive price.

 

COORDINATE THE TILE WITH OTHER FLOORING IN YOUR HOME – AND MAINTAIN THEM PROPERLY

Almost all homes have several kinds of flooring, depending on the design and layout. When choosing tile for your home, make sure that it coordinates with whatever else you have in your home, whether that is hardwood floors, carpeting or other kinds of tile.

 

Although you want your home to look as nice as possible, you might want to consider some other type of flooring if you would prefer installing something that is easier to manage. However, if you don’t mind bringing a tile cleaning expert in from time to time to clean the grout in between your porcelain tiles, then this is definitely what you will want to have.

 

It is definitely a high-end product, one that evokes the appearance of wealth and prosperity. If you would like to convey that image within your home, there is nothing better than using porcelain tile.

 

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