Porcelain tile is a perpetual favorite for bathrooms and kitchens across the White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis area, and it’s not hard to see why. Porcelain boasts a host of benefits that guarantee it’s never going out of style. This month, the Floor Coverings International team of White Bear Lake is highlighting all there is to love about porcelain tile. Read on to find out if this luxurious tile type is the right fit for your family.


Durability— Porcelain tile is made from clay, but it’s formed from denser material and fired longer than other clay tiles like ceramic. The result is a tile that can stand up to the test of time. The process behind porcelain tile also results in a less porous surface than most tiles can boast, which adds stain-resistance to porcelain’s impressive resume.


Easy Cleaning—The same smooth surface that helps porcelain resist stains also means an easy cleaning process for you. A simple sweep with a broom should be all that it takes to keep your porcelain floors shining, but this flooring is also strong enough that homeowners don’t need to worry about damaging it by wet mopping.


Aesthetic Appeal—Porcelain is famed worldwide for its beautiful looks. Unlike other clay tiles that keep more of their orange and red hues, the process behind porcelain results in its gray or white shades. Although porcelain is usually left to stand on its own, glazes can be applied if a homeowner is looking for all of porcelain’s strength in a more unique color scheme.


Still have questions about porcelain tile or feel ready to add this beautiful floor covering to your home in the Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake area? Our local experts at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake are here to help. Give us a call today! We’re proud to offer free, in-home, consultations to help you meet all of your flooring needs and can give you expert advice on porcelain or any other tile type that might fit your home.


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