About Porcelain Tiles
Porcelain tiles barged their way into the American design consciousness in the early 1980’s. At that time, they were a new product category in terms of facial dimension sizes, color range, low maintenance, durability, and ease of installation. Since then, all those differentiating characteristics have been improved upon. Porcelain tile products now occupy a prominent place in any floor covering discussion
In our daily 21st Century lives, a small example of where we might typically see this product is in retail settings. This includes clothing, grocery, home goods, convenience, DIY stores, and more. We must also mention the proliferation of usage in hospitals, offices, hospitality spaces, government buildings, theatres, and transportation hubs of all types.
Architects and designers with worldwide footprints like Gensler, HOK, Arquitectonica, Hersh Bedner, the Rockwell Group, and countless others have specified this type of tile in their projects for decades.
Country Floors Porcelain Tiles
The historical place of Country Floors in the world of design is that of a thought leader and reliable vendor. It is a serious responsibility to continue to furnish our clients and friends with the finest and most relevant tile products. This naturally includes porcelain tiles of all genres
Although the first iterations of porcelain technology produced technologically superior products, the appearance often drifted towards utilitarian. Today, Country Floors is able to offer much more visually arresting materials that offer the looks of Stone, Wood, Concrete, Fabric, and Marble.
Where to Install Porcelain Tiles
Porcelain in tile format will perform extremely well under typical interior flooring and wall covering conditions in both residential and commercial environments. Superior resistance to common difficulties such as staining, impact, and fading makes these materials a sound choice.
Can I Use Porcelain Tiles in the Bathroom?
Country Floors porcelain tiles are superb performers in the bathroom setting. This performance level extends to both commercial and residential applications. Our porcelain lines can handle tough foot traffic and are virtually impervious to water and staining. More than that, they exhibit significant resistance to real-world problems like uric acid, nail polish remover, and aggressive cleaning agents.
More About Porcelain Tiles
In general, the production of this material begins with a relatively fine powder of clay, feldspar, quartz, and silica. After pressing and drying to remove moisture, the tiles are fired at an incredibly high temperature. This yields a very dense vitreous tile body with water absorption of less than 0.5%. Those of you who may like to take a closer look at the technical details should check out the Tile Council of America Handbook.