Tiling | The Inexpensive Flooring and Kitchen Counter Option
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Tiling

Tiling

Using tiles can be an effective way to design your dream space. Tiling is perfect for the person on a budget because it remains one of the most cost effective flooring materials in the industry. Tiles are high on the list for durability, style, and even easy to install and repair. We deal with two types of materials in tiles, ceramic and porcelain. To make your decision easier to choose between the two, we’ve detailed a few differences between the two tile materials. Take a look at some of our recent projects to get an idea of how tile and grout restoration works wonders for your home or office. Be sure to like our Facebook page to obtain tips on how to keep your lasting longer.

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Ceramic

Ceramic became a big trend at the turn of the 20th century, when ceramic tiling was used in kitchens and bathrooms, mainly due to a turn towards a more sanitary hygiene. Today you can see ceramic tiles used even at public transportation stations throughout America. Ceramic is a cheaper option than porcelain, which makes it more attractive for people who are on a tight budget. Not only is ceramic tile an fordable option, it can give your home or office a rustic European look.

Porcelain

Porcelain is made from finely ground sand. Very dense in nature, porcelain tiles are more water-resistant than ceramic tiles. In order for tiles to be legitimized as porcelain, they have to be tested and certified by the PTCA (Porcelain Tile Certification Agency). Knowing that your porcelain tiles have been tested, gives you the peace of mind you deserve. Porcelain is produced by being fired at temperatures ranging from 1200-1400 degrees C for longer periods than ceramic. This makes it more durable than ceramic, and is better suited for heavier usage. One of the other benefits of using porcelain is the glossy glass like finish which allows porcelain tiles to be more resistant to water and other elements.

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