Porcelain tile has been used in kitchens and bathrooms for many years. At one time, it was one of the most popular options for tub surrounds and backsplashes in kitchens. Over the years, porcelain tile has been perfected significantly and is now available in a thin porcelain slab that makes decorating even easier. The lighter, more modern version has all the benefits of classic porcelain tile but is much easier to clean and an economical option.
Thin Porcelain Tile
Thin porcelain tile is available in large format porcelain panels that weigh just over two pounds per square foot. Despite the fact that it is lightweight, the tile is durable and resists stains as well as bacteria. The thin profile means that you don’t have to reinforce the cabinetry to accommodate the extra weight. It is also offers an easier and more affordable installation.
Fewer Grout Lines
Because the tile is available in large format porcelain panels, there are fewer grout lines that disrupt the pattern of your tile. This gives your project a sophisticated look and makes cleaning the tile much easier. Because it is lighter, you can also install the tile in areas where older styles of tile may have been too heavy, such as a wall or flooring. There are many projects where traditional porcelain tile would be too heavy or so expensive it would not provide a good return on investment, but thin porcelain tile works perfectly in those areas.
Look of Natural Stone
Thin porcelain slabs may be less expensive, but that does not mean you must sacrifice beauty in order to save money. The thin tiles look like natural stone so that most people will never know that you are using porcelain instead of granite or marble. You can find styles that mimic rich marble, exotic Travertine or sturdy granite. If you are trying to create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom, thin porcelain tiles that look like marble are the perfect choice.
If you are considering porcelain tile for your remodeling project, contact our customer service representatives by phone or by completing the easy form online. Our staff can help guide you through the process and provide you with more information about this light, modern porcelain product. No matter what type of stone you are considering, our friendly operators are standing by to help you choose the perfect addition to your home.