Porcelain Tile Flooring Tips
As you know, many homes in Florida have hard floors throughout instead of carpeting. No matter how we try to keep it out, sand gets everywhere including deep down in the carpeting. It makes sense to choose hard floors here, but how do you know which flooring type is best?
The Miami Beach Painting Contractors at Sharp Painting & Flooring, LLC want to give you some tips on porcelain tile flooring. Here is some information so you can make the best decisions for your home.
The Benefits Of Porcelain Tile Flooring
- Resistant to germs and bacteria
- Easy to clean
- Resists staining
- Easy to replace damaged tiles
- More durable than ceramic
- More durable than wood
- Resists breakage and pressure
- Easier to care for than stone
- Cost effective flooring
There are several porcelain tile varieties:
- Polished/glazed Porcelain
- Unpolished/unglazed Porcelain
- Textured Porcelain
Get The Look Of Real Stone Or Wood Floors With Textured Porcelain Flooring Tiles
Wood flooring is not great for areas of the home where moisture is a concern. They require a lot of upkeep and special handling. Instead of wood flooring, consider textured porcelain flooring in wood designs.
Textured porcelain flooring offers the authentic look of real hardwood floors without all the hassle. Since they are textured, they are skid-resistant, perfect for high-traffic areas of the home. Plus, they are waterproof, which you just can’t get in real wood.
Natural stone can be expensive. Instead, you can install textured porcelain tile flooring that looks like real marble, travertine, slate, limestone, and other natural stone materials. It is much less expensive, easier to clean, and easier to keep.
Easy Care Porcelain Tile Flooring
Vacuum porcelain flooring once a week – Since the floor in the bathroom sees a lot of foot-traffic, vacuuming once per week is important. This removes abrasive materials that accumulate on the surface over the week. Sweeping will only wear out the surface.
Dust mop the porcelain floor during the week – A soft dust mopping is best for daily cleaning. Use it as often as you want to.
Damp mop once a week – After you vacuum, damp mop your porcelain flooring. You can use a solution of 2 gallons of water with 1/4 cup of white vinegar or a cleaner that is specifically formulated for porcelain.