Selecting Tile: Understanding Porcelain Tile Selecting Tile: Understanding Porcelain Tile
When it comes to Porcelain tile, there are a few things that you want to know before making the big decisions in your home. Here is a guide to help you understand a little more about this material when you are shopping around.
Waterproofing the Tile
You will need to think about waterproofing this type of material because it doesn't always come waterproofed. If you are using this tile in on a patio or kitchen or bathroom, you will want to consider this option. Add this to the cost of your overall project. The absorption rate of the tile, which varies with different types of tile, will come in handy when deciding where to use the tile as well as what kind of waterproofing measures to take.
Non Slip Tile
Another aspect to think about is non slip tile. You will need to consider the friction on the tile that you are choosing. You will also want to consider the number or people that will be walking on it daily when it comes to choosing a protective seal, or enamel. If it is in a hallway or bathroom, you will need a more durable tile than those used in a dining room you use twice a year for holidays.