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Why choose porcelain tiles?

Beautiful appearance, robust quality, super long lifespan, easy to maintain... there’s loads of reasons to choose porcelain tiles for your bathroom or kitchen. We explore the specific cases for choosing this elegant type of tile – and why porcelain floor tiles are some of the best on the market.

4 compelling reasons to choose porcelain tiles

Porcelain floor tiles look great at first sight and will continue to impress for many years to come – with very little maintenance. In many ways, porcelain shares similar qualities to stone tiles, but often come at a fraction of a cost.

1. Easy to clean

Cleaning porcelain tiles is easy peasy. Because of the composition of the tile, its surface absorbs extremely little moisture, so spills that might seep into another material and cause a stain can easily be wiped up with a damp cloth.

To maintain porcelain, generally you’ll only need to clean your tiles with water or a mild detergent. It is the perfect material for those who want a stunning bathroom but don’t like cleaning (who does?!).

2. Super Durable

Porcelain is one of the toughest flooring options available. It’s all down to how the tiles are made: each porcelain tile is crafted from a mix of clays and minerals fired at an extremely high temperature, forming a resilient material.

This process makes the surface of porcelain much harder and denser than other types of bathroom tile, building a resistance to water, bacteria and scratching. Porcelain tiles are even resistant to fire!

If you have a big family (or are just really popular), porcelain is also a great shout. It’s robust against heavy impacts, and is a favourite with commercial property developers – so it’s sure be able to handle even the busiest of bathrooms.

3. Versatile designs

Porcelain tiles come in a range of beautiful designs, often mimicking the elegant patterning of natural stone tiles such as marble or limestone.

One of our favourites is the Emilia Nero bathroom tile. It has a subtle sparkle on a matt finish that comes in an industrial charcoal black finish, capturing a real sense of sophistication and prestige.

4. Suitable for underfloor heating

The final quality porcelain tiles possess is perhaps one of the main reasons they are so commonly used as bathroom tiles – underfloor heating!

Just like the invention of the electric blanket, underfloor heating is maybe one of the best things the 21st century has come up with. Waking up each morning for work is hard enough without being forced to run a gauntlet of ice cold tiles on the way to shower.

Porcelain tiles work with underfloor heating so well because they won’t crack due to changing temperatures, they are thin enough to allow heat to flow through into your chilly feet and they retain heat super well, so you’ll have a good few hours of bathroom bliss before heading off on your commute.

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Porcelain is an excellent choice for bathroom tiles, oozing quality and sophistication. We offer free samples of all our beautiful tiles, simple click on the free sample button on any product page that takes your fancy.

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