The crucial factor in the porcelain making process is heat. A paste is created from a mix of materials such as white clay, sand and felspar, which is then moulded into the desired shape and fired at extremely hot temperatures to create hardwearing (as well as beautiful) tiles.
Yes, porcelain tiles are well-known for their durability and longevity, even in high-traffic areas, making them a solid investment for your home. As they’re hard and non-porous, they’re incredibly easy to maintain and keep clean, so will look good for years to come.
Thanks to its hardy nature, porcelain is the perfect choice for floors, especially in spaces that experience a lot of footfall such as hallways. The fact that porcelain is so easy to keep clean also makes it a fantastic choice for bathrooms and shower rooms, as well as kitchens.
Porcelain floor tiles are also suitable for outdoor use and can be a stunning and practical choice for patio areas and garden pathways.
Installation of porcelain tiles is straightforward as they do not require sealing, although we do advise sealing for use in bathrooms.
Installation involves cutting the tiles to size (if necessary), using adhesive to fix the tiles in place, grouting, and then wiping clean. See our full installation guide here.
Yes! We always recommend ordering samples as even though we have a catalogue of imagery to inspire you, it’s important to see our tiles in natural light and in the setting of your interior to find out if they will work in your space. You can order samples here, and for orders of four tiles or fewer, shipping is free.