Porcelain Tiles Melbourne
Porcelain Tiles Melbourne Supplier
Porcelain tiles, also known as vitrified tiles are increasingly becoming consumers number one choice when choosing a tile. And there are so many options available:
- Unpolished : Unpolished finish tiles also known as ‘matte’ are very on trend in todays market.
- Polished & Semi polished: Polished and semi polished is an elegant tiling finish option.
- Glazed: Glazed porcelain tiles can be gloss, matte or semi-polished form. There are a few methods that glazed tiles can be created in and the glazes can have either a solid colour or a pattern with a gloss or matte finish.
- Glossy: Gloss tiles need to be cleaned regularly as wet spots are clearly visible with this glossy surface option. They make the room seem brighter and often bigger as they have a reflective and smooth surface that bounces off light.
- Textured: Textured tiles are very much in trend, the only disadvantage is they have undulations and dips greater than one millimeter, which the grout naturally fills and sticks to make it difficult to clean off.
- Lappato/Honed: The gorgeous lappato tile is sourced from Italy and Spain. Lappato is an Italian word for semi polished/honed.
- Satin and Structured: Satin-like feel that is smooth and velvety to the touch. Satin effect porcelain tiles are the perfect solution to create elegant and trendy combinations.
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Porcelain Tiles Melbourne FAQs
Are porcelain tiles stronger than ceramic tiles?
In general yes, Porcelain tiles are harder than ceramic tiles. Porcelain tiles are better for both indoor and outdoor use and they are denser because of how they are manufactured. Which means they are the preferable choice for areas with heavy traffic. Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are made from clay and other natural products then fired in a kiln, though the clay used in a porcelain tile is more refined and purified.
How are porcelain tiles made?
Porcelain tiles are categorized as a form of ceramic tiling. During the manufacturing process, porcelain tiles are subjected to a higher firing temperature, giving the final product a stronger and more durable characteristic than traditional ceramic tiles. The difference in manufacturing also makes porcelain tiles less porous, with an amazing water absorption rate of 0.5% or less. The density, strength and low water absorption makes porcelain tiles the perfect choice for high traffic floor areas, both indoors and outdoors.
Is Ceramic or Porcelain tile Better for Floor?
Porcelain floor tiles are a timeless choice for your home decor. Available in an impressive array of shapes, sizes, and colours, our collection of porcelain floor tiles can look stunning in any space and will stand the test of time.