Porcelain tiles have become increasingly popular with consumers in recent years as an alternative to natural stone and ceramic tiles. Offering greater density than ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are an excellent option for use in both indoor and outdoor applications. This versatile tile is available in a variety of colours, textures, shapes and sizes to complement any décor.
Caledon Tile is your source for high quality porcelain tiles in Mississauga, Brampton and surrounding areas of the GTA. We invite you to visit our showroom to explore the wide selection of durable and scratch-resistant porcelain tile solutions we have available that will add style to any room and provide reliable service for years to come.
Benefits of Using Porcelain Tile
Although technically a type of ceramic tile, porcelain tile is manufactured using a finer, denser type of clay; porcelain tiles have sand added to the clay mixture and are fired at higher temperatures. This process creates a tougher tile that is resistant to scratches and stains and more durable than other types of tile. They are available either glazed or unglazed.
Porcelain tiles have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5%, so they are much more resistant to moisture than ceramic tiles and a popular choice for use on bathroom floors. They are also a popular choice when installing radiant in-floor heating systems thanks to superior heat retention.
Another advantage offered by porcelain tile is that it requires very little maintenance to continue looking great and performing dependably. Porcelain tiles do not require sealing, waxing or polishing when they are laid or even after months or years of use. Unlike hardwood and laminate floor materials, porcelain tiles don’t rot, swell or warp when exposed to moisture.
Porcelain tiles are an environmentally friendly building material compared to other flooring types because they are inert and don’t emit harmful VOCs that damage the atmosphere. They are easy to clean with a broom or a damp mop and warm water and don’t require the use of any harsh chemical cleaners. Porcelain tiles are completely recyclable and can even be removed from one application for reuse in another. Because a tile floor is made up of many separate tiles it is a breeze to make repairs. The individual cracked or broken tile can easily be removed and replaced to restore the floor to its original appearance.
For more information about porcelain tiles or to schedule a free estimate and no-obligation consultation, please contact our office.
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