Tile Installation & Repair
Trying to decide between Ceramic tile and Porcelain Tile? Well here are some thoughts and facts to help you make your decision.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
It is true that ceramic tile is less expensive than porcelain tile usually, however porcelain is more durable therefore lasting longer saving money over the lifetime. Porcelain is also less porous, making it easier to clean and less likely to stain. Again, making a strong argument that porcelain would be more cost effective over time. If toasty toes are your thing porcelain tile is also suitable for radiant in-floor heat, which is perfect for our moody northwest weather.
Porcelain Tile has a higher variety of design options compared to Ceramic tile. In addition, there are porcelain tiles that look like Granite and Limestone which is great for that relaxed natural feeling.
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Ceramic tile is very durable and is available in a wide variety of colors. Ceramic tile stays cool in summer and warm in the winter and that is worth its weight in gold, saving on energy cost. While Ceramic tile may not be as tough as porcelain tile, there is plenty of time-tested evidence that ceramic tile will stand up to almost anything. In short Ceramic tile flooring is less money up front and might just be what you are looking for.
Tile In General
Durability is not the only positive attribute of tile flooring. Tile is resistant to scratches, moisture, and microbial infiltration which means it is easy to maintain, the best part of being moisture-resistant also means that ceramic tiles are antimicrobial. Which means bacteria can’t find a spot to get into and grow. Mites and dust are also unable to embed on ceramic tile, reducing the overall allergens in your house. Additionally, it does not fade and tile can also improve the value of your home.
Tile is easy to clean use your cleaner of choice, or just ordinary water. If you have a spill you don’t need to worry you can use disinfectants or chemical cleaners.
If there was ever a need to replace a broken tile the good news is, you don’t need to replace a whole section of tile, just the one or ones that were damaged. Which is great news and sometimes easy enough to do it yourself.
If you are environmentally conscious you will love knowing that ceramic is made from compressed raw materials like sand, clay, and glass.The ingredients are recyclable and are naturally renewable resources that offer a smart style with low environmental impact.
With tile having hundreds of different designs, colors, and grout colors choices you can create a uniquely beautiful home renovation that really reflects who you are and your sense of style.
By the way, ceramic tile and porcelain tile flooring are not the only options. I know just when you thought…however, we here at TLC offer a variety of tiles, with a huge variety of tile design options. We are experienced in floor tiles, bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, backsplash tiles, mosaic tiles and much more. So whatever your tile project we have got your back…or should I say backsplash!
TLC has over 20 years of experience with tile installation and design, we are fast, professional and take great pride in our tile work, which is easy when you love to do something. So, you can rest easy knowing you are in the best hands when you call TLC Home Solutions family run and owned business.
Call us for your free estimate today and let’s get started