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The Benefits of Porcelain Tile Floors

The global flooring industry was valued at $257.92 billion in 2021. The residential flooring market contributes to just less than half of this massive industry. 

Flooring is one of the key elements of a home, and so the market continues to grow. People are investing in their flooring, especially leaning towards more long-term or environmentally sustainable options. 

A less popular but great option for flooring is the modern porcelain tile. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of porcelain tile floors!

Low Maintenance

Like most ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are low maintenance. This means there isn't much you need to do to keep them in a good condition. Obviously, avoid damaging them to prolong their lifespan. 

Porcelain is naturally resistant to water and stains. This means if there is spillage onto your floors, a little bit of water and soap should solve the problem. 

The best option for daily maintenance is sweeping. This collects any dust and dirt that might have settled on the floor. Then periodic mopping with detergent will deal with anything the sweeping missed. 

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Lots of Style Options

Another key benefit of porcelain tiles is their style and versatility. Porcelain tiles are a classic option, bringing simple elegance to whatever room they're in. They also have a wide variety for you to choose from. 

Porcelain comes in many colors and can even be made to look like other materials. This means you've got lots of room to customize porcelain tiles for the style of your home. 

The only hiccup is the potential porcelain tile cost. The more extravagant the tile, or the rarer the color or style you're choosing, the higher the price. 

Since these floors are going to last a lifetime, it's encouraged to stick to something simpler that won't go out of style any time soon. 

Water Resistant

Porcelain tiles have an incredibly low water absorption rate. This means they are great options for high-spill areas like bathrooms and kitchens. You don't have to worry about the material getting damaged due to the excess moisture in the room. 

A common side-effect of water-resistant materials is that they're slippery since moisture tends to pool on the material. But this isn't a worry with porcelain tiles! Since the material is so slippery when wet, a lot of manufacturers include a gritty non-stick material to the glaze. 

This means porcelain tiles are water and slip-resistant! It's rare for flooring materials to have both of these characteristics. 


The lifespan of tiled flooring is between 75 and 100 years, depending on how well it has been maintained. This is much longer than many other flooring options, with laminate and vinyl flooring only lasting around 25 years. 

This durability means you're investing in a lifetime of good flooring. The color also doesn't fade when exposed to sunlight, so it remains bright and beaming for decades. 

Good for High Traffic

Porcelain tiles being so durable means they don't wear down as people walk on them. This makes them ideal for any location where there is a lot of foot traffic. 

A common problem in high-traffic areas is that the flooring wears down unevenly. For example, the middle of the hallway might be more bowed down or have changed color from the edges of the hallway. 

Porcelain does not have this characteristic. The flooring looks exactly the same in places where one person has walked over it and where thousands have. 

This makes porcelain ideal for high-traffic areas like hallways and foyers or other entryways.  


The main reason flooring materials become unhygienic is because they're hard to clean, and dirt and debris get stuck into the material. This is a common problem with carpets and older wooden flooring. 

This means it's easy for things like mold to take hold in porcelain. And when mold takes hold, it grows and eventually spores, which can make people sick if they're near it for too long. 

Since porcelain isn't porous, it means there's no room for dirt to get worked into the material. This means you can rest assured people who spend a lot of time in rooms with porcelain flooring are not going to be exposed to dangerous substances in the flooring. 


Porcelain tiles are one of the most expensive flooring options when it comes to up-front installation costs. But when you consider how long these floors last, and how little specialized cleaning and maintenance they need, it's cheaper in the long run. 

Porcelain tiles are even cost-effective if you need repairs. For a lot of flooring materials, if you need to replace a part of the flooring, you have to replace the whole floor. 

But luckily, with tiles, this isn't the case. If a tile gets cracked or damaged, you can remove the tile and replace it alone. This does need to be done carefully and only works if you can perfectly match the tile. 

This means that the amount you spend on your flooring is much cheaper overall if you're getting porcelain tiles. 

Benefits of Porcelain Tile Floors

Porcelain tile floors are a great option for your residence. They look good, and they last for a long time, making them the perfect fit for your home. 

While these tiles are a pricy investment, they're worth it. You barely have to do any maintenance on them, and if something does go wrong, you don't have to replace the whole floor. 

Contact us for your porcelain tile installation! We're happy to help with any and all of your flooring needs.