For kitchens, tile floors are a natural option. Tile is hard, durable, water-resistant and stains are shrugged off. Plus, it’s beautiful — your ideas for kitchen floors will flourish when you look through the vast range of accessible styles, forms, and colours. Kitchen Wall Tiles Johannesburg
Types of Kitchen Tile Flooring
Ceramic tile is comparable to porcelain tile. Both are made of mixtures of clay fired at elevated temperatures to create a tile that is hard and durable. Both come glazed or unglazed. There are significant variations beyond that.
- Porcelain floor tile – Porcelain floor tile has added sand to the clay blend and is created with heat and pressure to create a tile that is more hard, denser and less porous than standard ceramic tile. High-traffic regions, kitchens and bathrooms are a great option. To be used outdoors in any climate is hard enough.
- Regular ceramic floor tile – To distinguish it clearly from porcelain, regular ceramic floor tiles are sometimes referred to as “non-porcelain.” It is softer than its cousin in porcelain and glazed in nearly any colour to produce a hard wear surface. Because it’s softer, it’s easier to cut and install. Although it’s more porous than porcelain, the glazing creates a surface that’s impervious to kitchen spills and splashes
- Stone floor tiles – Stone floor tiles are made of natural stone including slate, granite, calcareous, marble and travertine. Most stone tiles are porous and need to be refinished with a quality stone sealer every two to three years. Stone can be polished or honed. Polished stone surfaces are slippery when wet, but the polishing lets the full beauty of the stone show through. Honed stone tiles provide more traction but have a less vibrant look.
Tile requires maintenance, too. Although ceramic tile itself is durable, the grout between tiles can get dingy with age. Use a grout sealer on a regular basis to keep your floors looking new.
Tiles surfaces can be slippery when wet. If you’re concerned about traction, look for tiles that are certified to be slip-resistant.
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