If you want a room to look stylish, look no further than adding porcelain tiles into the interior. No wonder porcelain tiles are high prized compared to limestone floor tiles in the market because it is very versatile which means it can be installed as floor or wall tile. The downside is that when placed side by side with wall tiles, porcelain floor tiles are harder, heavier and thicker. It can be used indoors and outdoors especially near the swimming area or patios. Here are the different kinds of porcelain tiles.
- Full body porcelain tiles are created using different materials through the process of pressing, blending and firing. The grains and veins can be seen all over the body of the tile. The benefit is that it can be used in heavy commercial purposes because of the high performance of the material when it comes to technical aspect. The downside is it does not have the natural colour effect similar to stone and can be repetitive looking.
- Multiple loading porcelains are pressed not just once but a couple of times. Coloured materials are used to create this type of tile. It is composed of two layers – the first comprised a fourth of the thickness and is made of noble minerals while the rest which is the second layer is made up of fine stippled material. The advantages and disadvantages are similar to that of full body porcelain.
- Standard and coloured body porcelain is made using clay and various materials. These are then blended and pressed in order to achieve the texture. After which, it is left to dry before applying decoration. The last process is firing. This type is appealing and has affordable options.
- Twin pressed porcelain is of high quality than limestone floor tiles because the raw materials used are also of high quality. The process it takes to create these is more refined with the help of innovative technology. Various coloured minerals are combined before blending prior to undergoing lightweight press so it can be compacted. It can be used for residential as well as commercial applications.