19 Dec Picture Perfect Porcelain
At first glance, this floor looks like hardwood. It does on second glance, too, which often is not the case with vinyl wood-look products.
Even upon third inspection, most people don’t imagine that this floor is porcelain tile.
This look is increasing interest in a product that already was popular because of its durability and ease of care and maintenance.
Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile, which is made of a very fine mixture of minerals and clays, similar to those used to make fine dinnerware.
These clays allow porcelain tile to be fired at temperatures greater than those used for ceramic tile, typically greater than 2,400 degrees (F). These higher temperatures result in a very dense tile, which is more moisture -resistant.
So, porcelain tile is highly stain-resistant, naturally hygienic, easy to clean, and available in many upscale looks.
It is easily cleaned with a porcelain tile cleaner, all-purpose household cleaner or a solution of ¼ cup vinegar to two gallons of hot water.
The images in this post, from a remodeling project recently finished, also show how the tile transitions easily into rooms with other types of flooring, including carpet, and even real wood.©