Articles tagged "porcelain tile"

Kitchen countertop

by Administrator

March 19th, 2012

Let’s face it, there’s always someone who says they can sell you a kitchen countertop cheaper.  But a kitchen is an investment you’ll be living with for a long time. You want a room that will give you satisfaction and pleasure every time you enter it. You want a room that you can have friends and family in with pride. You want a room that will go on functioning many years from now. Paragon Tile Inc. takes pride on the quality of the work we provide to our costumers. We have no hidden costs; the price we give on our estimates, they include: granite, fabrication, installation and hauling.

No one single thing can transform a kitchen more quickly into a totally different looking space than adding a kitchen backsplash.  Backsplashes are a great way to add an accent to your kitchen and tie the whole theme together. Glass tile, granite or porcelain tile are some choices to consider.


Porcelain tile is a common trend in tile installation

by Luis Ocotecatl

Owner
January 6th, 2012

Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile. The difference between porcelain and ceramic is that porcelain is fired at a higher temperature, making it more dense and moisture-resistant. Porcelain tiles are also less porous, making them more stain-resistant. For these reasons, most porcelain tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations. Porcelain tiles are hard to cut due to their density and hardness, so the cost and labor involved is often higher. Porcelain tiles are available in matte, unglazed or a high-polished finish. In recent years, the prices have become closer to those of ceramic tile. 

Porcelain Tile is also a very common trend in tile installation. There are many different styles of porcelain tiles on the market and they have proved to outperform ceramic tile in durability and looks.

It is important to note that the differences of the body of the porcelain tile, as it relates to ceramic tile, has caused many "job failures" of tile installations. Tile setters that are self trained and novices to the industry will often use cements or mastic to install the impervious body of the porcelain tile to a substrate only to have delamination occur rather quickly. Highly Modified cements are necessary for installation of this material due to the very qualities that make it such a durable long lasting decorative surface. Those specifications are determined by and dictated as industry standards by the Tile Council of America, and supported by the Tile Contractors Association.