Why You Should Add Porcelain Bathroom Tile To Your Home
Tiling a bathroom comes with a lot of questions. What color palette will you use? What design style will look the best? What kind of tiles should you use? A lot of design choices are going to fall into personal preference but as far as tile material goes, we have our recommendations. We recommend Porcelain Bathroom Tiles for your project because of the many characteristics that make them the ideal choice for one of the most intimate spaces in the home.
Here at Tiles Direct, we offer a wide range of tile options so that our customers can always find the perfect collection to complement their home’s unique style. We carry several types of tile including ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass, and metal options. But when it comes to tiling a bathroom, we recommend choosing from our selection of over 4,000 porcelain tile options.
Before we explain why porcelain is the best choice for bathrooms let’s take a second to cover what porcelain actually is. Porcelain is a material that belongs to the ceramic family, though it is distinct from tiles labeled as ceramic. Both ceramic and porcelain tiles are made with clay that is kiln fired. Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles that have been made to have a fine grain and a dense, hard surface. Because of the superficial similarities between ceramic and porcelain, modern special interest groups like the Porcelain Tile Certification Agency exist to distinguish porcelain tiles from ceramic tiles based on factors like water absorption and hardness, making it easier for consumers to choose the correct tiles for various applications.
One of the biggest reasons porcelain bathroom tiles are such a good choice is their inherent water resistance. This is the largest factor that separates porcelain from ceramic and the process of distinguishing the two is quite scientific. The clays used to make porcelain have a higher density than ceramic, and are fired at a higher temperature. Porcelain tile also has a water absorption rate of 0.5 percent or lower as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), making it ideal for both wet and dry areas.
This property of porcelain is obviously a huge benefit for bathroom tiles. Unless you have a sauna or indoor pool, your bathroom is going to be the wettest room in your home. This opens up the possibility for mold and mildew, two organisms that love moisture, to grow. Because porcelain resists moisture absorption, it is also naturally resistant to mold and mildew. Choosing quality porcelain tiles that are impervious to water is going to be the best way to ensure that your bathroom’s tilework remains pristine for years to come.
Another reason to choose porcelain is the ease of care that comes with these tiles. Porcelain is extremely easy to clean. Because of the hard surface of these tiles, they are able to resist scratching and other damage that would accumulate dirt over time. When you do have to clean your porcelain bathroom tiles, the process is quick and easy.
When you think of cleaning a bathroom, you probably imagine getting down and scrubbing the tiles clean. Well good news, scrubbing is typically not required when cleaning porcelain. It’s always wise to check the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions, but we typically recommend using a cleanser mixed with water and allowing this mixture to sit on your tiled surfaces for several minutes to help loosen dirt and grime. After a good soak, you can mop up the cleanser solution, wash with water to remove any residual cleanser, dry your tiles, and then admire your freshly cleaned bathroom.
Finally, porcelain tiles are a great choice for your bathroom because they come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. In fact, our selection of porcelain tile options makes up over half of our inventory. Every home is different and if you need to find tile options to match your unique style, porcelain bathroom tile is the way to go. You can sort our selection of porcelain tiles by color, surface finish, size, and theme in order to find the perfect tiles to compliment your home’s style.
So if you are ready to tile your bathroom, we are here to help you find the porcelain bathroom tile you need. We maintain great relationships with some of the world’s premier tile manufacturers, allowing us to offer our customers amazing deals on our gorgeous porcelain tiles. If you have any questions about our tile, feel free to reach out to a member of our team by calling 407-730-0025 or email us at [email protected]