Porcelain is a type of ceramic that is made of kaolin clay. Not only is it harder and denser than ceramic, but it is also more brittle, and thus, harder to cut. Unlike ceramic, it is inherently waterproof. Porcelain tile is the most durable type of tile on the market. It is available in sizes that range from mosaic to large format. A plethora of colorful designs are available, and some of these designs mimic hardwood and stone flooring.
Granite, slate, sandstone, marble, and travertine are some of the stones that are used to create floor tiles. Since most stones are porous, the floor needs to be sealed when installed and resealed periodically throughout its lifespan. It's best to note the manufacturers' slip resistance ratings before choosing a tile made of stone or ceramic and porcelain. The Americans with Disabilities Act dictates that flooring materials must have at least a .6 dryness coefficient.A & H Floor Covering, Inc.
has been serving the greater Orlando, Florida, area since 1987. Communities in our service area include Casselberry, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL, Orlando, FL, Winter Springs, FL, Apopka, FL, Oviedo, FL, Longwood, FL, Winter Park, FL, Maitland, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. We install residential and commercial flooring, and we guarantee our work. We invite you to take advantage of our expertise. Our flooring specialists can answer your questions and guide you through your tile flooring upgrade.