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5 Reasons to Use Porcelain Tile As A Home Decor Surface

The value of porcelain tile is something which has been considered and utilized for centuries, and across a multitude of uses, and cultures.  But, if we boiled down what that value really meant, what would we find to be the common factors to be found in a porcelain tile installation?

Well, the home decor experts at Arcadian home decor weighed in on this subject, spotlighting five main reasons why you should consider using porcelain tile as a home decor surface, both inside the home and without.

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Trying to decide what type of tile to use in your home can be difficult and daunting. One way to go would be to use porcelain. Porcelain is made from heating different types of clay, usually kaolin, to very high temperatures. It’s a process that has been developed over the course of nearly 1000 years.

Modern techniques have made it suitable for tiling buildings, and even floors. If you’re thinking about tiling your floors and have the professional help, porcelain makes a practical and decorative tile surface. The following guide will lay out five reasons why you should choose porcelain tile for your next home decor project.

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1. Porcelain tile is highly durable, hard and dense

It can withstand high traffic areas, as well as those areas in your home that might be exposed to wear and tear. It’s made from a type of clay that has to be fired at very high temperatures, leaving it dense. This process also extracts most of the water out of the porcelain, leaving it more water-resistant than other types of tile.

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2. Porcelain tile is versatile

Here  above is a gorgeous, enviable indoor/outdoor kitchen showing said versatility. In addition to tiling floors, you can tile your fountains (indoor or outdoor), walls, ceilings, countertops and back-splashes with porcelain. This tile is sure to hold well outside as it will inside with the proper cleaning and care.

3. Porcelain tile is easy to care for

It does not chip or get dirty easily, and because of its low-moisture content, it won’t chip in freezing temperatures in case you use it outdoors.

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4. Porcelain tile is cost-effective

Because of its supreme durability (it does not chip, holds off moisture, etc.), porcelain tile costs less to the homeowner in the long run. Think about it this way: you won’t have to replace porcelain tiles as often as you would less-durable, initially-cheaper tiles.

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5. Porcelain tile is beautiful

In this conservatory of one designer’s home (Eileen Marshall), the decoration and color of the porcelain tile complement the furniture of this already beautifully-designed room.

As you can see, there are many reasons to choose porcelain tile. It”s easy to clean and care for, it is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and, to be honest, it’s just really pretty to look at.

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Thanks, Arcadian home decor!

Arcadian Home Decor specializes in top quality home decor items at extremely affordable prices.  If you’re looking to complement your porcelain tile installation, you might want to visit their site.

Cheers,

Rob.

BuildDirect

12 Comments

  1. Porcelain is one of my favorite tiles just for the appearance factor. I think your 5 reason are pretty spot on.

  2. The post looks lovely. Thank you so much for letting us do a guest post on your blog.

  3. I will be re decorating my bathroom soon and I had not thought of porcelain tile. The pictures look great and now that I know about the duability of porcelain,, I think I will look into using it.
    Thanks for the great information.

    • Awesome, Patricia! The great thing about modern porcelain tile is that it’s no longer just a functional, dull surface. Porcelain can be stylish, some made to look like natural stone, or even wood grain. There are lots of choices out there, and with the traditional waterproof and durability that porcelain is known for.

      Thanks for comments!

  4. The pictures are stunning. I never knew how versatile porcelain tiles are. I will definitely consider using these when I redecorate my kitchen.

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