Porcelain tile flooring
is very much like ceramic tile, except that it is made of very high-quality clay. It’s then shaped and fired at even hotter temperatures than ceramic, making it more impervious to water, denser, and better able to handle wear over the long term. It also features a through-body color scheme so that if the material is ever chipped or cracked, it’s very hard to tell unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. Because of this, it’s often left unglazed or covered with a clear glaze that lets the natural beauty of the material shine through.
One of the greatest advantages of porcelain tile is its extreme durability, making them perfect even for commercial applications. They are harder to wear our, break, or crack, and they’re extremely easy to clean. They’ll stand up to all the harshest conditions and you won’t need to spend hours maintaining it to do so. Instead, a simple cleaning with a damp mop after sweeping up debris keeps the floors looking great for years.
Since porcelain tile is incredibly nonporous, it’s practically impervious to water. It’s a great addition to areas such as basements, laundry rooms, foyers, bathrooms, and kitchens because it stands up to the dampness of these areas without ever harboring mold, mildew, or bacteria growth the way that porous materials can. At the same time, it’s almost impossible to stain this flooring, so it’s perfect anywhere accidents can happen, especially in children’s rooms.
Whether you’ve chosen ceramic or porcelain, it’s important to make sure you use a professional installation service when installing the materials. Since they are so dense and hard, they can easily break and chip, but our experienced installers know exactly what they’re doing, and they have all the special tools to get the job done right the first time, quickly, and all to your specifications.
At The Longest Yard, you’ll find an extensive selection of floor coverings and professional services that are sure to make your flooring project completely successful. We strive to offer great affordability, to include free estimates because we want you to be 100% satisfied with your experience. If you’re in the areas of Clifton, Bloomfield, Montclair, or Belleville, then you’re in the perfect places to stop by our showroom in Nutley, NJ. Our associates will be there, waiting to assist you with any size project.