Discount Porcelain Flooring
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There's no denying the beauty of porcelain floors. Mosaics composed of thousands upon thousands of miniature tiles adorn homes and places of worship throughout the ancient world, showcasing a vast range of colors and aesthetics. Porcelain planks and tiles are as versatile today as it was in antiquity, popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor patios. Whether you're looking for a traditional tile, a rectangular plank, or want to mimic the timeless beauty of hardwood, Floors To Your Home has a discount porcelain floor that's right for you!
Porcelain and Ceramic: What You Need To Know
Porcelain and ceramic floors are well-known for their toughness, and with good reason! First, though, let's answer a common question: What's the difference between porcelain and ceramic? To put it very simply, porcelain is ceramic! A more in-depth look at the differences can be found in our learning center, but whichever option you choose, rest assured Floors To Your Home's great discounts will provide a tile or plank to suit your needs.
Bring Heritage and Timeless Beauty To Your Home
Some of the earliest examples of decorative tile work have been found in archeological sites in the modern-day Middle East. The Persians of antiquity didn't corner the market on gorgeous tiles (although they arguably perfected it), though: mosaics and beautiful tiles can be found across the ancient world, from Greece to Egypt to Mesopotamia.
In modern homes across America, porcelain tile is most frequently used as a waterproof material. Its enduring popularity has led to innovation in both quality and style! While the porcelain itself is waterproof, the grout used in the installation process is not. Grout is water resistant, not waterproof, but it forms a waterproof seal after it dries!
Maintaining Your Discount Porcelain Flooring
In addition to its beauty and value, porcelain flooring is also very easy to clean! All it takes is a simple three-step sweep, cleanse, and rinse process to keep your discount porcelain looking great. A basic sweep removes dirt and debris, a neutral cleaning solution in warm water, and a simple wash with clean water. That's it! Grout can be cleaned with a simple household paste of two parts baking soda and one part water. Scrub it with an old toothbrush, rinse away, and enjoy your sparkling clean grout.
Where Can Discount Porcelain Flooring Tiles Go?
Many of our tiles are resistant to frost and chemical damage, making them great choices for indoor or outdoor use. In addition to making great floors, tile also looks beautiful in kitchen backsplashes, shower walls, and garden paths.
Regardless of which type of tile you choose, there are a few common factors to keep in mind. For all tile floors, the Coefficient of Friction rating is important. This rating conveys how much traction a floor retains under either wet or dry conditions. Ever gone sliding across a bathroom floor fearing for life, limb, and personal safety? Then you understand why this matters. Anti-slip coatings are available commercially, but always examine your tile floor's specifications and consult an expert before applying one.
Porcelain's durability is demonstrated using the Porcelain Enamel Institute's PEI Scale, operating with a 1 to 5 rating:
- PEI 1: Suitable for very light traffic. Good for all indoor wall applications, countertops, and very light traffic residential bathroom floors. Not recommended for any area with heavy foot traffic.
- PEI 2: Suitable for light traffic. Good for all indoor wall and countertop installations. Should not be used in areas with heavy foot traffic like kitchens, stairs, or foyers.
- PEI 3: Suitable for moderate traffic. Good for all indoor wall, countertop, and residential floor applications, including areas with high traffic. Not recommended for commercial use.
- PEI 4: Suitable for moderate to heavy traffic. Good for all indoor wall, countertop, residential indoor floors, and light commercial use. Not recommended for heavy commercial use.
- PEI 5: Suitable for heavy traffic and commercial use.
For commercial settings, complying with government safety standards is building priority number one. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to provide accessibility for differently abled individuals, and so having a floor that satisfies these requirements is essential. ADA compliant porcelain tile is a great choice for your business!
Whatever you're dreaming of, rest assured Floors To Your Home is here to offer you a wide range of discount porcelain flooring to bring your vision to life!
New Wood Look Porcelain Tile
There's no denying hardwood flooring is beautiful. There's also no denying that water and hardwood don't mix. Wood look porcelain tile is here to bridge that gap! A recent trend in flooring innovation, wood look porcelain tile combines the best of both worlds and lets you bring the timeless look of hardwood into bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and more! Wood look porcelain tile flooring is available in a wide variety of colors and styles that effortlessly mimic the natural elegance and variety of hardwood. Our brand name wood look porcelain tile comes in a variety of plank sizes to help bring your vision to life.
Porcelain or Ceramic?
Did you know porcelain is a member of the larger, more general family of products called ceramic? It's true! Despite their close relation there are still some differences between the two:
- Density: Since porcelain clays contain more density than ceramic tiles, porcelain is a denser tile.
- Durability: Despite its more delicate-sounding name, porcelain is the more durable of the two materials.
- Price: Ceramic tiles tend to sell at a lower price cheaper than porcelain.
- PEI Rating: The PEI Rating represents hardness and how much traffic a tile is suitable for. Porcelain tile tends to have a higher PEI Rating, making it suitable for higher levels of foot traffic, even up to heavy commercial use!
- Cutting Ease: Due to its lower density, ceramic cuts easier than porcelain.
- Location: Ceramic should not be used outside, so if you're looking for a material that can withstand the elements, you're going to want a porcelain tile.
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