With so many flooring options for internal & external use available what makes porcelain tiles & pavers superior to all other products on the market? Continue reading to find out why porcelain floor tiles & paving should be your product of choice when updating your home……….
Are are a very popular material for use both indoor & outdoors. Manufactured from refined materials porcelain is an extremely dense & hardwearing material perfect for areas with high usage or high foot traffic in both residential & commercial applications. The other major benefit of using porcelain over other materials is the infinite design possibilities that are available. Porcelain tiles can be used almost anywhere and are the ultimate material for kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor spaces.
Porcelain Paving Slabs
Porcelain Paving Slabs are a more recent product introduction to the the landscaping sector. Specifically manufactured for outdoor use with a thickness of 20mm are very hard wearing & durable paving option for any external space. Porcelain paving is available in a variety of sizes from smaller format to 900×600 & XXL sizes. Manufactured using refined materials and fired at approx 1200 degrees celsius makes porcelain and porcelain paving one of the most hard wearing materials available to use on your renovation project. Other benefits of porcelain are:
- Available in infinite designs
- Available in Anti Slip Finishes
- Stronger than most natural stone alternatives
- UV, Stain & Acid Resistant
Do Porcelain Tiles Crack Easy?
Porcelain tiles are manufactured at very high temperatures and this process makes them one of the strongest materials available on the market. Good quality porcelain tiles should not crack either before or after installation. Where cracking does occur is usually as a result of poor installation techniques.
Does Porcelain Stain Easily?
Natural finish porcelain tiles & paving will not stain the products have are impervious and therefore any liquid spilt onto the tiles all not stain good quality products.
Can You Drive On Porcelain Paving?
Porcelain paving is extremely strong and fired at very high temperatures which means that when installed correctly 20mm porcelain paving is an ideal material for driveway not only due to its outstanding strength and load bearing capacity but also as the product is stain & acid resistant.
Are Porcelain Tiles Slippery When Wet?
When choosing porcelain tiles for outdoors or wet areas you should only choose natural or matt finish tiles. Porcelain tiles and paving are available in a number of finishes including anti slip. The classification that you should look for in any anti slip tiles is PTV 36+ DIN 51130 (R11, inclination from 19 to 27º), DIN 51097 (A+B+C).
Are Porcelain Tiles Easy To Clean?
As porcelain tiles for heavy floor traffic areas or outdoor areas have almost zero water absorbtion and therefore impervious, any organic or non organic will not penetrate the tile surface. Unlike natural stone porcelain paving or natural finish porcelain tiles do not need sealing.Cleaning porcelain tiles should be a simple case of hot soapy water and a brush, if the first is a little more stubborn then cleaning solutions are available.