Imagine that you have just purchased a new flat and now you wish to renovate it. What is the first thing that you would concentrate on? You would want to carry out an attractive interior decoration which would include taking care of the walls, doors or windows, and flooring.
Today most of the people have started to use porcelain flooring for their homes. Before we choose any particular material to design our homes, we should be aware of the positive or negative aspects associated with that material. Porcelain floor tiles are used in buildings nowadays, but there are many negative aspects or disadvantages of using porcelain tiles for flooring purposes. Porcelain floor tiles are known for their functional properties, durability and decorative properties.
Porcelain floor tiles face tough competition from ceramic floor tiles due to many commonalities existing between both. Many people amongst us feel that porcelain floor tiles are advantageous for flooring in modern homes. This is because of many advantages that we know of i.e. variance in styles, durability, ease in cleaning them, being moisture resistant, etc. However, we should also put a glance on the disadvantages associated with using porcelain floor tile.
Basic Advantage and Disadvantage of Porcelain floor tiles
- Porcelain tiles are extremely hard. This is the main reason why it is extremely difficult to cut it or drill it.
- Companies usually require expensive and specially equipped tools to cut or drill through porcelain tiles for flooring before they can be used to decorate floors of anybody’s home.
- Porcelain tiles are hard and due to this, they cannot be easily fixed up on the floor by using mortar or any other similar material. This makes it an extremely difficult job for laborers who are given the responsibility to do so.
- Laborers have to work quite hard and put in a lot of extra physical labor to ensure that these tiles get fixed rightly on floor surfaces. This is not the case for ceramic tiles.
- The main composition of porcelain floor tiles is that it is made up of sand. This is usually in its stranded form. It is because of this that the level of density is generally very high. So there is the least chance of absorbing water.
- One of the main problems associated with using porcelain floor tiles is that they cannot retain their same color and nature after long periods, or when they are removed from one surface. In this respect, it faces strong competition from ceramic floor tiles that can retain its former form even after it has been replaced from one floor to some other. You can quite easily differentiate between a ceramic floor tile and a porcelain floor tile.
This article has just tried to put forward an idea about the advantages and disadvantages associated with using porcelain floor tiles. It relies completely on an individual to individual on how they view porcelain as a flooring material by being knowledgeable about the positive and negative aspects associated.