Throughout history, the beauty of tile & stone flooring has mesmerized audiences in castles and ballrooms alike. It’s always been a trendy option and is usually more durable than other hard surface options. However, not all tile & stone flooring is the same. Here, we’ll take a quick look at why you should consider porcelain tile.

Porcelain Tile Flooring Is More Durable Than Ceramic

Porcelain tile flooring that resembles blue wood

Of the top two choices (ceramic and porcelain) for tile & stone flooring, porcelain is fired at much higher temperatures at the mill. The result is a much harder surface that’s nearly impervious to scratches, scrapes and dents.

Less Moisture Absorption

Porcelain tile in a bathroom

Another benefit of porcelain: it has a much lower absorption rate than ceramic. Stone naturally absorbs moisture, which can be troubling for tile floors that have been perfectly fitted for their rooms. This gradual expansion and contraction can also lead to cracks in the tile and problems with the grout in the long run.

It’s Suitable For Outdoor Applications

Porcelain tile on a backyard patio

Porcelain tile’s durability and low moisture absorption make it great for outdoor applications. This is even true here in Rochester with our crazy winter snowfall. So if you’ve been dreaming of the perfect backyard getaway, porcelain tile will help set the foundation for its style.

Hygienic

Hygienic porcelain tile flooring in a kitchen

In addition to moisture resistance, there’s another reason that porcelain tile is so common in kitchens and bathrooms: it’s naturally hygienic. The surface of porcelain creates a hostile environment for bacteria to spread. Of courses, surfaces should still be cleaned regularly.

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If you’re ready to make an informed choice on your next flooring decision, visit Rochester’s premier flooring experts at Degeus Flooring today!

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