Porcelain Tile

Porcelain Tile

For many years PACIFICA was known for having the best selection of natural stone, especially travertine. As we have grown and continue to grow, we are able to offer a wider variety of products like mosaics, quartz and porcelain. This blog will highlight porcelain tile, its history, uses and advantages.

Often, ceramic and porcelain are used interchangeably. Some people say that porcelain is actually a type of ceramic. I think the best way to think of it is that porcelain tile is a new and improved type of ceramic tile. The firing process is different, and the quality is different, but they are both comprised of clay. Porcelain is made from finer, denser clay and is fired at higher temperatures. Porcelain tile is tougher, more resistant to scratch and stains than ceramic tile and more durable too. It can easily endure in heavy foot traffic at both residential and commercial locations. Porcelain is a great option for its sturdiness, durability and scratch resistance, among other features. Today it’s becoming an increasingly popular option for flooring. You should consider the following benefits of investing in porcelain tile flooring for your home.

Advantages of Porcelain Tiles

  • Resistance to Wear and Tear- Porcelain tile can be used anywhere. Porcelain has a higher breaking strength than other flooring and maintains the appearance much longer than other floors, as it is extremely harder and non-porous too. Porcelain tile flooring is hard wearing material where it can resist to stains, scratches, fading and chipping.

  • Low Maintenance- Porcelain tile is much easier to maintain as it repels stains and doesn’t require any sealing for water resistance. Spills can be cleaned up easily usually with water and a bit of detergent (if needed). Porcelain floor tile looks great for years to come with very little maintenance.
  • Holds up in High- Traffic Areas- Porcelain is an ideal choice for the areas of home of high traffic and will outperform other tiles in both long-term appearance and durability. Some other flooring material may quickly wear and can become scuffed and shabby. Even in high traffic it maintains the appearance as new.
  • Available in many styles- You have limitless styles in porcelain tile flooring as these tiles are made to look like granite, slate, marble, wood or limestone depending on the style you look for.
  • Durability- One of the main advantages of porcelain tile is its durability. It is much denser than standard ceramic tile as it is fired at higher temperatures and made from more refined clay. Porcelain can last for a life time if installed properly.
  • Moisture- Porcelain tile is less prone to moisture absorbing as it is so dense and especially good in colder climates that can direct to freezing, where your tiles will not crack easily.
  • Cleaning- Porcelain is very easy to clean and maintenance. It is non-porous and therefore it is protected from bacteria. These porcelain tiles are stain-proof and highly resistant to slipping. Porcelain can be used in either indoor or outdoor applications.

Our Porcelain Lines

Here at PACIFICA we have 10 lines of porcelain.

Each are unique!

Aspen, Charmwood, and Woodtime look and feel just like hardwood and provide the same appeal without the maintenance that comes with having natural hardwood. These lines have been very popular!

The Get series is a beautiful blend of neutrals. Perfect for any room that calls for a clean palette. Perhaps you have a really stunning, bright colored granite and you need to balance it with solid colors. This is a great choice!

The Marmocrea line is “marble-like”. Do you love the look of Carrara or Statuario marble, but dread the upkeep? The Marmocrea line is a gorgeous solution.

Porcelain Pavers

We also have porcelain pavers! This is a landscape material that is thicker than regular tiles. It is used for outdoor applications and is 3cm thick. We have Silver, Ivory and Dorada. Here are some pictures:

Silver by Marca Corona

Silver Italian Paver

Ivory by Marca Corona

Beige Porcelain Paver

Dorada Quartzite Porcelain

Dorada Paver Porcelain

I hope you enjoyed this information! I will continue to write blogs to inform you about different products. Please use the “contact us” link if you would like to learn about something specific, and if you have questions please don’t hesitate to call- 714-520-0777 and ask for Michelle.

Have a wonderful day!


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