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6 Reasons to Choose Porcelain Tiles

March 31, 2019

Porcelain tiles are a type of ceramic tile which is fired at a higher temperature, creating a more durable, water-resistant and versatile option for Australian homes. As one of the largest dealers of premium quality tiles in Sydney, My Tile Market offers an extensive range of porcelain tiles to suit your tiling project, no matter the size.

Our porcelain tile range is sourced from respected industry suppliers, and due to the volume of our inventory My Tile Market is able to pass on the best prices to our customers. With over 20 years experience in the tiling industry, you can trust our team to keep up with the latest tiling trends and advise you on the best choice of tile for your home or business.

This month, we give you 6 reasons why you should consider choosing porcelain tiles:

Porcelain tiles are durable

One of the strongest tile options available, the durability of porcelain tiles have made them very popular for both domestic and commercial applications. The reason that porcelain tiles are so durable is because they are formed in kiln temperatures reaching 1400 degrees, a much higher temperature than ceramic tiles. Porcelain tiles come in several finishes including natural, polished, semi-glazed and glazed. To increase resistance against stains porcelain tiles should be sealed, as they are very porous in their natural state. Glazed porcelain tiles tend to be much stronger, as well as more water and damage resistant.

Porcelain tiles come in a range of styles

Porcelain is a very versatile tile material, and can be made to resemble a wide range of other tile types including wood, granite, marble, limestone and slate. Replacing a natural stone tile with porcelain will not also be more cost-effective for your tiling project, but will result in a stronger, more stain-resistant tile which will be easier to clean and maintain. The variety of styles, finishes and colours of porcelain tiles means that no matter your interior design style, you will be able to find the perfect tile to match.

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Porcelain tiles are low maintenance

Because porcelain tiles are so durable and have a low water absorption rate, once sealed or glazed they are a very low maintenance tile choice for your home or business. Spills and water can be spot-cleaned off tiles without the risk of it quickly penetrating the tile surface, and they are resistant to chemicals, meaning that you do not need specialised products to clean them. Porcelain tiles can therefore easily be incorporated into your usual cleaning schedule, only needing to be mopped or vacuumed at regular intervals.

Porcelain tiles are hygienic

Although not entirely waterproof, the high resistance of porcelain tiles to stains and cracks means that they are unlikely to develop issues with mould or bacteria. Porcelain tiles also do not absorb dirt, dust, odours and other allergens, making them a more hygienic tile option for Australian homes. The low permeability of porcelain ensures that there are fewer impurities in the surface for bacteria or debris to penetrate. With regular cleaning, porcelain tiles will remain fresh and clean, improving the air quality of your home and the wellbeing of your family.

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Porcelain tiles are ideal for high traffic areas

Porcelain tiles can be used across various spaces in the home, from kitchens to bathrooms and living spaces to outdoor areas. Their resistance to scratches and general wear and tear make porcelain tiles ideal for use in high traffic areas of the home. With porcelain tiles, you do not have to worry about guests, children or pets scratching or spilling liquids onto your floor because they are so durable and easy to clean. You can also invest in porcelain tiles with a high slip resistance rate, ensuring that there are no falls or accidents in high traffic areas.

Porcelain tiles are weather resistant

Finally, the density of porcelain tiles means that they are able to weather temperature changes and moisture without cracking. Porcelain tiles can be used both indoors and outdoors in extreme heat and cold without being damaged, and are completely fireproof. The weather resistance of these tiles also lasts for decades, saving you the cost of having to frequently fix or replace cracked tiles as they age.

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With stores located in Dulwich Hill, Roselands, Girraween, Brookvale and Lakemba, My Tile Market is conveniently located to meet your needs. Visit us to speak to one of our in-store tile experts about your tiling project, or Contact Us on our website today.