porcelain tile kitchenAn increasing number of homeowners are turning to porcelain tile for their San Antonio homes. It’s an incredibly durable tile, available in many shapes and sizes, and can be used to cover floors, walls, and countertops. At Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio, we carry a great selection of porcelain tile and can help you find the best option for your next home project.

Porcelain in Your Home

Porcelain presents a versatile and stylish home flooring option that can outperform other materials in a wide range of applications. A subtype of ceramic tile, porcelain is made of clay that is glazed and fired in an oven. What sets porcelain apart in the tile world is its unsurpassed strength and durability. The extremely fine clay particles that make up porcelain create a denser tile that stands up well to heavy traffic and moisture, making it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Porcelain tile can even be used in outdoor applications, which is off limits for other types of ceramic.

Porcelain can be made in almost any color and finish, and can even be designed to mimic hardwoods and other natural materials. It adds a sense of luxury to any space in your home and is great for elevating the design of any kitchen or bathroom.

Other Considerations

  • Make sure what you buy is the real deal. True porcelain should be ASTM tested and certified by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). That’s why Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio only partners with the industry’s leading tile producers, so you know you’re getting the quality you pay for.
  • Compared to other flooring options, porcelain is quite heavy and might not be suited for upper story installations.
  • Consider area rugs and floor mats to add comfort to your porcelain floors, particularly in high-use areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Porcelain’s high quality makes it more expensive than other tile alternatives. Its weight and density often require expert installation, so consider this extra expense when planning your next home project.

Are you considering porcelain tile for your home? Call Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio today for more information about this and other great flooring options. We bring samples of all our flooring materials directly to homeowners in San Antonio, and surrounding areas.

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