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Tile flooring has uniquely benefited from the many innovations of hard surface flooring in regards to durability, versatility and aesthetic appeal. It’s also not just for bathrooms or kitchens anymore; tile is increasingly used to achieve new styles throughout the house. And while it’s available in a variety of materials, porcelain is increasingly becoming a top choice for tile flooring. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Durability

Although porcelain is often regarded as a delicate material, it’s actually one of the most durable, scratch resistant flooring options available. We often hear accolades from customers who still love their porcelain tile floors years (sometimes seven decades) after having it installed. Of course, you’ll want to ensure that it’s installed with an equally quality grout, but the nearly nonexistence need for repairs or maintenance of porcelain cannot be ignored.

2. It Gives Hardwood Flooring a Run For Its Money

We love the natural beauty that hardwood flooring brings to the indoors. However, it is susceptible to wear, __ and even mold if not care for properly. However, porcelain tile floors can now replicate with surprise precision the aesthetic and even textural qualities of hardwood flooring – yet is easier to care for, more resistant to wear and typically lasts longer overall.

3. It Also Gives Stone, Cement, and Pretty Much Everything Else a Run for its Money

Porcelain is also engineered to perfectly replicate the authentic beauty of stone tiles and can be designed to match pretty much any hard surface material. Not only that, but it can also achieve new style and color combinations, offering a level of customization not as readily available with natural selections. Banca offers a quick look at what we’re talking about.

4. Porcelain Tile Flooring is Easy to Maintain

Porcelain tile’s natural resistance to moisture already eases long-term maintenance, especially for its subflooring. Regular cleaning with water, a mop and mild detergent are really all that’s needed to keep it look and performing great for years to come.

5. Long-Term Value

Although porcelain tile flooring is typically (though not always) a little pricier upfront, it’s usually much more budget-friendly in the long run. As we’ve already mentioned, porcelain is both easy and cheap to maintain. If any repairs are actually needed, they’re also low-cost and usually won’t impact the surrounding flooring. While this is often a benefit of tile flooring in general, the moisture resistance of porcelain means even less frequent work with the subfloor during repairs.

Want to Learn More?

For a closer look at the beauty of porcelain tile flooring, or for expert advice on the best options for your home, visit Arnquist Home Center’s showroom in Alexandria, MN today!