Porcelain tile is a popular choice for flooring through the house, and is especially common in bathroom remodels. Porcelain outshines ceramic tile by being the denser, harder, and less porous option, which makes it less susceptible to water damage and staining. Porcelain tile can even be used with underfloor heating.
Porcelain also offers a high degree of versatility, making it easier to find a cut and finish that works well with your established design. Tiles can mimic granite, limestone, and even leather without the extra cost and upkeep. There are two main types of porcelain tiles to choose from: glazed and through-bodied.
Through-bodied porcelain tiles are strong and durable, making them a great choice for walls, floors, and counter tops. As the name implies, the colors run throughout a through-bodied tile which helps to disguise any chips or scratches that may occur over time. through-bodied tiles also have no glaze coating which can be worn off over the years. Glazed tiles are covered with a hard wear layer. This finish can be colored in a variety of ways, making glazed tiles the best option for customization.
Whatever your design aesthetic, you’re sure to find a durable, long-lasting porcelain tile that suits it perfectly. The possibilities are endless when you choose high-quality porcelain tiles for your next project.
If you live in Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Dallas, Lewisville, or the surrounding areas and think porcelain tile would be the perfect addition to your home, come visit our showroom or contact us at First US Floors today!