Find the perfect field tile for your next home renovation project! We have a wide selection of decorative porcelain floor tiles for a bathroom, kitchen, or outdoor living space! These porcelain field tiles make a beautiful option for any space!
Frequently Asked Questions about Porcelain Field Tile:
Q: What is porcelain tile made of?
A: Porcelain tile is made of clay, much like ceramic tiles. However, porcelain is twice fired, making it extremely strong. It’s also a versatile material and can be manufactured to look like natural wood, marble, or even metal.
Q: Is porcelain tile hard to maintain?
A: Thanks to their low water-absorption and stain-resistant material, porcelain tiles are extremely easy to maintain. They’re a great option for a low-maintenance floor or wall installation, even in outdoor or commercial installations. Since porcelain is non-porous, these tiles can be easily wiped clean and dry.
Q: Does porcelain tile crack easily?
A: Tile Club’s porcelain tiles are extremely durable and most are rated for use in interiors, exteriors, residential, and even high-traffic commercial use. They are not prone to cracking when installed properly.
Q: Is porcelain floor tile slippery?
A: Depending on the finish, porcelain tiles are very slip-resistant. Even polished porcelain tends to be less slippery than materials like ceramic or glass. Always check the Area of Use to make sure a specific tile can be installed safely in wet areas.
Q: How to install porcelain tile?
A: Porcelain tiles should be installed with the traditional method of laying out mortar or thinset and then grouting tiles in place once the adhesive dries. You’ll need a trowel, a tile cutter (typically a wet saw or an angled grinder), spacers, thinset adhesive, and grout. The best way to install porcelain tiles will depend on the area of use as well as the size of the tiles. See our guide on How to Install Large Format Tiles for the best way to install porcelain tiles with at least one side measuring over 15”.
Q: Is porcelain good for bathrooms?
A: Yes! Since porcelain is a non-porous material, bathroom floors, showers, and even steam rooms made of porcelain tiles won’t absorb water or stains and are not prone to growing bacteria or mold. Since porcelain comes in a range of designs that look like natural elements like wood or stone, they can be used in areas where exposure to water would damage wood or other delicate building materials.
Q: How long will a porcelain tile floor last?
A: When properly installed, a porcelain tile floor can last for decades without cracking, chipping, staining, or sustaining other damage, even with heavy use or commercial food traffic.
Q: Is porcelain tile good for shower floors?
A: Tile Club carries many porcelain tiles that are approved for shower floor use! Check for areas of use information in each product specification to make sure your selected tile is ideal for a slip-resistant shower floor.
Q: Do porcelain floor tiles chip easily?
A: Porcelain tiles are not easily chipped since the material is so strong. Tiles subjected to frequent traffic from machinery or heavy falling objects may experience some chipping at the edges over time.