Glazed Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
Why Choose Glazed Ceramic and Porcelain Tile?
- Color Permanent
According to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile made by the pressed dust method. Ceramic tile is one of the oldest building products known. Once available to only the most affluent, through-body tile is considered one of the most fashionable choices for floors, walls and countertops.
Through-body tile is derived from mixtures of clay, sand and other natural minerals that are shaped into tile and fired at high temperatures. The pressed dust method results in a porcelain tile with a density so high that water absorption is less than 0.5%. Depending on project objectives, porcelain tile may be purchased glazed, unglazed or polished.
- Floors and walls
- Shower and tub surrounds
- Interior and exterior
Why Through-Body Porcelain Tile?
- Variety: Porcelain tile adds value. Because it is available in a wide range of sizes, colors, patterns and textures, it can satisfy almost any design preference.
- Durability: Porcelain combines both beauty and durability. This product is durable enough to be used for exterior as well as high traffic interior applications.
- Stain-Resistance: Porcelain tile is stain-resistant.
- Color Permanent: Porcelain tile is one of the few decorative building products that does not tend to fade or discolor with sunlight.
- Dirt-Resistant: Porcelain tile is easy to maintain.
- Hygiene: Porcelain tile is a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms because it is sanitary. It is also hypoallergenic, given that odors, mold, mildew, dust, allergens and bacteria do not tend to get trapped within.
- Investment: Porcelain tile is listed in the Real Estate Appraisal Guide as a permanent building product that increases the value of a building.
- Affordability: Thanks to modern technology, unglazed porcelain tile is now an affordable option for most budgets. Porcelain tile, due to inherent durability and broad applications, is more cost effective than most alternative products.
- Dye Lot:
Tile may vary from dye lot to dye lot in size and in color.
While it is not necessary, it is always recommended that unglazed porcelain tile be sealed. Madison Flooring and Design representatives can recommend appropriate sealers