When it comes to tile flooring, porcelain is hard to beat. Strong enough to withstand the heaviest traffic in your home, and available in a multitude of colors and finishes, it’s no surprise that it’s an increasingly popular choice among Lexington residents. Here, Floor Coverings International Lexington will discuss the benefits and possible drawbacks of porcelain tile.
Porcelain is a type of ceramic that is fired at a higher temperature to create a harder, denser material. It is less porous than ceramic making it even more resistant to water and stains than other types of tile. It is also a low-maintenance material that only requires regular sweeping and mopping to keep it looking like new. This makes it an excellent choice for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as other rooms with more exposure to moisture, such as laundry rooms. What’s more, porcelain tile can be made in almost any color and any finish, including natural stone or wood, giving you as many design possibilities as your creativity can muster.
As with any type of flooring, there are a few things to consider before installing porcelain tile in your home. Porcelain is heavy and where you install it may be limited to areas strong enough to withstand the added weight. The weight of the tile also makes the installation process itself more of a challenge, which can increase the cost of labor. Porcelain tile also comes with a higher price tag than other materials that may be suitable alternatives. That being said, the initial investment will pay off overtime thanks to its quality and durability that can last a lifetime.
If you are ready to learn more about porcelain and other tile flooring options for your home, contact Floor Coverings International Lexington and schedule a free design consultation. We bring our mobile showroom to homes in Lexington, Georgetown, Richmond, and surrounding areas making it easy for your to find the perfect flooring.
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