Anyone planning on re-tiling their bathroom should give porcelain tiles some serious consideration. Not only are they available in a wide variety of colours, but they are durable and just as simple to install as their ceramic counterparts. And because porcelain tiles are only made from natural materials, they are also 100% recyclable. And this is great news for our environment!
Porcelain wall tiles are created with the latest technology and this gives them a sleek and attractive finish; their overall surface is much like polished granite or marble. This is also a very hard-wearing surface that is resistant to scratching or wear and tear from routine cleaning. Because porcelain tiles are virtually non-absorbent, they are ideal for indoor or outdoor use. So, as you can imagine, porcelain is the perfect choice for a bathroom tile.
When porcelain tiles are installed, it is important to keep the grouting lines as thin and tightly packed as possible. This will further aid water resistance and keep the chance of any absorbency to an absolute minimum. Although porcelain tiles will not become stained, but they can appear a little dull if they are not cleaned properly. However, these can be easily remedied by sluicing off any dirty splashes and giving them a wipe over with fresh water. And after this they will simply need to be rubbed dry with a soft lint-free cloth.
Glazed porcelain tiles are a great choice and are suitable for anyone to use, both commercial installers and DIY enthusiasts. However, it is always a good idea to check with a proper tile supplier when it comes to choosing the correct grout and adhesive. Glazed porcelain tiles have (as their name suggests!) a glaze on their surface and this should be treated with a certain degree of respect. There is always a slim chance of it becoming damaged if an inappropriate grout or adhesive compound is used.
Through-Bodied porcelain wall tiles are even more wear-resistant as they do not have a glazed finish on their face. And because this type of tile is solid right through, any chips in the porcelain will remain invisible! However, it is normally only commercial installers who will work with Through-Bodied tiles.
Porcelain tiles may be a little more expensive than ceramic ones, but they will give you far more for your money. Not only are much more hard-wearing, but they will also have a far longer lifespan than their ceramic rivals. So anyone who decides on porcelain when they are re-tiling their bathroom will be making a very wise investment indeed. SABUNG AYAM