About Porcelain Tile Flooring

Versatile, durable, and elegant, porcelain tile flooring is an innovative product that is gaining popularity among homeowners, builders, and interior designers. Tiles are created from super-fine porcelain clay and fired at a higher temperature than ordinary ceramic tile. Porcelain tiles are dense, tough and made for today’s demanding applications both indoors and out.

Porcelain’s toughness makes it one of the most durable flooring options available. Being so sturdy, as well as solid and dense makes it resistant to heavy, impactful stress. This in turn makes it very suitable for heavy equipment or commercial use.


About Porcelain Tile Flooring

The density makes it much more resistant to liquid contact then ceramic. It can even be made completely resistant to water by adding a melted glass glaze to it. Another advantage of porcelain tile flooring is it’s naturally stain resistant. Not only can it fend off water, it can ward off any potential stains and discoloration. This means if something spills onto the tile, it won’t seep into it and leave trace residue. Also, if you have porcelain tile flooring in a sun room (or a room that gets a lot of natural light), you won’t have to worry about the tile losing its color. As mentioned, if a melted glass glaze has been added to the tile, it will enhance these features making it virtually ageless.

In turn, porcelain tile flooring is a very low maintenance option when looking to lay tile in a room. It’s especially suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, or any other high-volume traffic area in the home, office or storefront. Being insusceptible to water and stain, porcelain tile can be spot cleaned very easily with a damp rag and regular sweeping will keep from any scratching. A quick mopping here and there will keep it disinfected and sanitized.

Porcelain tile flooring

Porcelain tile sizes can vary. A few common sizes include 6″ x 24″ – 6″ x 36″ – 18″ x 18″ and more. 

Good for high traffic areas

Very rarely will your porcelain tile crack or break. However, if it does, you can spot fix it and only remove the damaged section. That’s a lot easier then ripping up all your hardwoods for a little section. Quick Buyers Note: it is good to purchase an extra box just in case you do have to replace a tile down the road. If properly installed and maintained, porcelain tile could last for years and years without the need to replace or swap out. This is a wallet friendly alternative to other flooring methods, as porcelain tile will outlast other competitive options.

As you can see, porcelain tile flooring is an outstanding option when replacing floors in a high volume, high traffic area in your home. And where else but Builders Surplus are you going to find one of the best porcelain tile selections in town?

Come visit one of our five locations today! And remember, when value’s a must, shop Builders Surplus!