When it comes to home design, there are very few materials that can match the design range of porcelain tiles. These tiles are available in a number of attractive designs and sizes. Porcelain as well as ceramic tiles are used homes on walls, counter-tops and floors but porcelain is preferred in kitchen and other areas with high exposure to moisture as these are much harder and moisture resistant as compared to ceramic tiles.
Porcelain also adds a lot of value to your property. However, there are too many choice for tiles. Here are few tips to help you choose the right porcelain tiles.
You need to choose the right tile to create the right design. For instance, tiles to be used on floors and counter-tops have to be resistant to stains and these cannot be slippery. There are some organizations that test various tiles for chemical resistance, fluid retention as well as various other factors. You should check the rating before buying one.
Usually all tiles are meet the criterion, because the production line for tiles finish one production at one time with big quantity, if one peace of tile don’t reach the stander, then all of them are failed, it will be a big loss for factory.
As you may be aware, these tiles have five different ratings for resistance to wear. Class 5 is the most abrasion resistant and it is mostly used commercially as it can support very heavy traffic. Most of the tiles used in houses are rated at class 4 and these are good for medium to high traffic areas such as busy kitchens and halls. Glazed polished porcelain tiles with two thickness glaze at the surface have the higher rate for resistance to wear than another tiles. It is suitable for any space with high traffic, for example passage, meeting room and so on.
You should also check the slippage and absorb ability of the tiles, especially for the tiles to be used around swimming pools and in kitchen as these areas are exposed to constant moisture. If tiles in these areas absorb fluids, these will get stained and won’t look good. There are several designs available on the market with nonslip finish. Rustic porcelain tile do better in this point with non slip surface.
There are more ceramic tiles designs for bathroom.
There are a number of tile patterns in which these tiles can be arranged. For instance, you can choose among three tile pattern, two tile pattern, multiple tile pattern as well as multi-tile and various other patterns.
YHH Ceramic Tile offers a variety of designs to help you choose the right one for various areas in your house.