There are many different types of porcelain tiles. If you are in the market for top quality, but amazingly cheap porcelain tiles, you have come to the right place. Here in this article, we will tell you things you need to consider before choosing your tiles and also where you can find the best prices possible.
Glazed porcelain is a favorite because of its beautiful sheen finish and because of its durability. The glaze covers the surface of the tile which reduces the porosity even more. This makes the tile surface hold up well in wet areas such as in a bathroom or on a kitchen countertop.
A porcelain tile is a marriage of clay and high temperature. Glazed porcelain tiles have a layer of glaze, which is usually colored, applied during the time they are being manufactured. This results in a high-gloss finish.
The common sizes in which porcelain tiles are sold are 15 cm, 30 cm and 45 cm squares. The boxes in which they are packed generally show how many square meters each box of tile will cover. If you are buying porcelain tiles, it is good to keep in mind that some may get broken during installation. Therefore, it is a good idea to buy up to ten percent more than needed.
What makes glazed porcelain tiles prize flooring? They resist stains and water. Because they are durable and can take a bit of punishment, they are a desired covering for kitchen counter tops, bathrooms and other areas where it is important to have scratch, stain and water resist materials.
Are there any disadvantages? Well, glazed porcelain tile is more expensive than other kinds of ceramic tile. They are also more slippery than other kinds of porcelain tiles when wet. If hard objects such as tools or heavy cookware fall on porcelain tiles, they may chip or leave a gouge. These gouges may be deep enough to show the porcelain underneath the glaze. This will be noticeable because the color of glazed tiles is only in the glaze, and not through the depth of the tile.
In just a few minutes you have gained further knowledge about porcelain tiles. However if you need further advice on any of your tiling needs, visit Tile Factory Outlet. We have friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand ready to help you. Additionally, Tile Factory Outlet has a great range of quality tiles at amazingly cheap prices. Visit us in our TFO Sydney showroom or compare and buy tiles from our online tile store.