Porcelain tile for countertops is gaining in popularity
Europeans are already a fan of porcelain tile countertops, and we Americans are catching on. More homeowners are appreciating the long-lasting, practical surface in kitchens and bathrooms.
Porcelain tile is denser and less porous than ceramic tile. That means it’s more durable and wear resistant, too. Fewer dings and scratches will show the wear and tear of heavy use. There are plenty of colors and patterns available in this durable, waterproof material. And unlike natural stone that requires sealing, porcelain never has to be sealed.
Glazed porcelain tile will have one color on the surface and may have another color through the body of the tile. “Through-body” porcelain tile will be the same color all the way through. A through-body tile won’t show scratches or chips as easily as a glazed tile. Look at the side of the tile sample to determine if the tile you’re considering is glazed or through-body.
Porcelain tiles are also available in different sizes, which let you have large sections with fewer grout lines, or a smaller pattern of tile. It can also carry from a counter up to a backsplash and an accent section on the wall of your kitchen or bath.
Is it time to explore tile countertops?
We can talk to you about the differences in price, durability and installation between porcelain, ceramic and glass tile. Each will give you a different look. Talk to your project consultant. Stop in to our store to see and feel the differences. Explore the gallery below for more ideas. We’re here to help!