Polished porcelain tiles are a popular choice for tiles. Why are they so popular? A discussion of polished porcelain tiles would not be complete without highlighting their strong points.
Polished Porcelain Tiles
One strong point is with regard to design. Some manufacturers have produced polished porcelain tiles to allow the bisque (tile body) to show through the face of the tile. The result is a deeper, more realistic dimension.
A second bonus with porcelain tiles is that their hardness and durability give them good chip resistance. However, in the event that you chip the tile, it has a backup plan. If it is a full bodied tile, the area exposed by the chip will be the same colour as the tile. Therefore you would not necessarily need to replace it.
Porcelain Tiles That Are Glazed Or Sealed
When porcelain tiles are glazed or if the polished ones are sealed, they will be extremely resistant to staining in comparison to varieties of stone tiles. Stain resistance is a plus in kitchen settings where liquids tend to take the form of soups, sauces, or beverages.
Unglazed Porcelain Tiles
Unglazed porcelain is a favorite choice for areas of high foot traffic. This is because of the additional traction or friction it provides due to its lack of glaze. Secondly, this lack of glaze means that it can take more of a beating than a glazed surface which will show up wear and tear more readily and diminish the overall aesthetic beauty of the tiles.
Even if tiles do not absorb much liquid, if the liquid is acidic and damages the tile, the moisture and stain resistance does not mean much. Thus you may encounter unglazed porcelain tiles in malls, supermarkets, and the like.
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