Why Use Porcelain Tiles?
Porcelain is much denser than ceramic and its moisture content is much smaller, making it ideal for both walls and surfaces due to its highly durable design.Porcelain Tile Cape Town
Porcelain tiles also have an average lifespan much longer than ceramic tiles – provided they are kept under ‘ normal ‘ conditions, they will last for hundreds of years (a general thumb rule says 1 mm thickness = 100 years wear). Whilst it’s not unusual to use ceramic tiles on floors, the durability and hardwearing qualities of porcelain tiles make them a popular choice.
Installing Porcelain Tiles
Natural stone, slate, and wood all require a lot of installation effort, while tiles replicating these products are much simpler to accommodate. Using a dry tile cutter and waste, most porcelain tiles can be trimmed and the mess is minimal. The great thing about natural effect porcelain tiles is that they do not require sealing once they’ve been installed (unlike real stone/wood etc), meaning that you’re good to go once your adhesive has set and you’ve grouted.
Porcelain Tile Colours & Types
Porcelain tiles come in a huge range of colours and finishes including the natural stone replicating Limestone Matt Almond, white and grey marble effect floor tiles such as our Griege, Calacatta, and Inverno ranges, and rustic brick effect tiles and split-face mosaics such as Muralla and Yosemite.
How To Choose High-Quality Porcelain Tiles
Some ceramic tiles have edges rectified–this implies they have straight, machine-cut sides that enable them to be placed nearer together during assembly, which implies lower grout rows. By running your finger along the corners, you can inspect the quality of rectified tiles to make sure they are trimmed directly and free from bumps and protrusions.
Using Grout with Porcelain Tiles
Sticking to one dull style of grout would be very restrictive when it comes to increasing your own personal style with so many distinct versions of porcelain tiles available.
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