Porcelain tiles, in general, are harder than ceramic tiles and offer a greater level of design flexibility. Like ceramic tile flooring, porcelain is made from clay and natural occurring materials fired in a kiln. However, the clay used in porcelain tiles is more refined and pure. It is also fired at a much higher temperature and greater pressure. This results in a tile flooring material that is extremely dense and hard.
Porcelain is proven to be a long-wearing material, making it ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and other high traffic areas. Because of its level of density, porcelain is ideal for cold-weather climates where it might be exposed to repeated freezing and thawing. Due to its low moisture absorption rate, you will find that it is less likely to crack and is more resistant to staining.
Porcelain Flooring is a great option that is most commonly seen in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, laundry rooms, porches and other areas of the home that are prone to moisture. This type of flooring is extremely durable and more resistant against typical wear and water damage than alternative flooring materials. 

Porcelain Tile Flooring

How To Clean Porcelain Tile Flooring

One of the advantages to installing new porcelain tile flooring in your home is that it is very easy to clean and maintain. Simply wipe up water immediately, sweep or vacuum on a regular basis and damp mop it once a week. However, you will want to avoid using any harsh abrasives on it such as scouring pads or steel wool. These abrasives can scratch and dull the surface finish. If you are looking at installing unglazed porcelain tile flooring, know that this type of porcelain tile will require more frequent cleaning.
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