Porcelain Tile Flooring
Types of Porcelain Tile flooring.
Porcelain tile flooring is dense, strong, and less porous than some of the other tile options. This gives it greater stain and water resistance. Thus, making it an optimal choice for bathroom or high moisture rooms. In addition to this, it is suitable for radiant in-floor heat to keep feet toasty on cool mornings. This low maintenance flooring option requires no special floor cleaner and spills can easily be wiped up. Above all, different types of porcelain tile flooring offers unmatched design versatility. Tiles can mimic natural stone varieties, such as granite and limestone that can also be paired with porcelain wall slabs.
These are a type of porcelain tile flooring where the colour, veins, and grains run all the way through the body of the tile, with a single colour from the surface to the base of the tile. This makes this style of tile suitable for heavy commercial use or high foot traffic areas because you can guarantee the pattern will not wear down.
THROUGH BODY / DOUBLE PRESSED
Tiles that have the colour running throughout the body but not the pattern, are known as through body porcelain tiles. The pattern is often created with silk screens or digital ink imprinting. In addition, another type of Through Body tile flooring is known as double pressed porcelain tile. This is where the clay is pressed twice, once to achieve the pattern and a second time to create the back of the tile without the pattern.
Glazed tiles create the colour and pattern through a glaze. This means the body of the tile may not use the same colour of material. These types of tiles are available in gloss, matte, or semi-polished, and can be made with a solid colour or a pattern. Above all, after a porcelain tile has been glazed, it does not require any further treatment or sealing.
Unglazed porcelain tiles are produced by dry pigmented powdered clay that is injected into a mould and then pressed and fired. Additionally, a textured tile can also be created in this way. This type of production creates porcelain tiles where each tile has a different pattern. This type of external tile is extremely hard wearing and is ideal for both domestic and commercial application. Typically, unglazed porcelain doesn’t require any further treatment and sealing may not actually be required.