Oh Porcelain Tile, let me count the ways I love thee…we’ll spare you the drama. However, if your carpet has one of the fatal signs that signal replacement, or you’re looking for a flooring in an area where puddles of water are common, it’s time to start a love affair with the new look of porcelain tile flooring. Forget your Grandma’s flooring. Today’s porcelain tiles come in any beautiful tone or color, and can look like wood or stone. There are also many other benefits of porcelain tile flooring, including: (cue the drum roll)
- Looks like real wood, without the “water fear.” You don’t have to worry about water like you do with wood flooring—and you can get porcelain tiles that look just like wood flooring! That’s right you can trick your guests into thinking you have wood flooring in your laundry room, kitchen or entry way, without worrying about water spots on the floor that would warp real wood floors.
- One word: durable with a capital D. Don’t worry about scratches with this beautiful floor.
- You can install it on your front steps or patio. Highly durable with a low water absorption rate, porcelain tile looks and works great outdoors. Plus, porcelain comes in a variety of colors and sizes, meaning you can create a unique and beautiful backyard. When shopping for flooring for your patio, balcony or steps, make sure you tell your salesperson that you are looking for tiles to use outside to make sure that you get the best outdoor product. Then, set up an installation date and sit back and admire your fantastic outdoor space.
- Your feet love it with radiant floor heating under it. If you’re worried about the cold feeling of this tile, you can install radiant heating underneath and enjoy toasty toes even on the coldest Wisconsin days. Tile conducts heat naturally, leaving you with an even heat that is easy-to-clean and mildew resistant. Tile is also one of the easiest floors to install over radiant flooring.
- Porcelain tile can handle water and is EASY TO CLEAN! It’s an ideal candidate for your laundry room, mudroom or entry way. Porcelain tile is water, odor and mildew resistant, and easy to clean. Simply wipe it down on the worst Wisconsin weather days or when your kids or pets track in the mud and snow from outside. If sand and gravel tracked in from outside is your nemesis, grab a broom and sweep it up.
If these reasons have caught your attention, do your research. Find the style of porcelain tile that looks right in your home, and choose a grout color (if needed). You’ll be singing about your love for porcelain tile in no time.