Tips for choosing the right porcelain tiles for your commercial fit out

Tips for choosing the right porcelain tiles for your commercial fit out

Strong. Hard. Tough. Highly resistant to chemical attack and thermal shock. No, we’re not talking about Superman or Wonder Woman. But with all these powerful personality traits, it’s hardly surprising that so many of you are choosing porcelain tiles.

But with over one million different types and styles of porcelain paving available on the world market, how do you ensure that you pick a tile that ticks all the boxes for your commercial fit out project?

Sometimes appearances really should come first

It’s definitely not intended to be a rule for life!

But when you’re considering which porcelain tiles would work best for your project, the first thing to consider is aesthetics. Clean and modern? Classic and traditional? Boutique chic? The options are endless with versatile porcelain.

Once you’ve pinned down precisely the look you’re going for, you’ll find it much easier to work back from there, and find some options that match your technical and application requirements.

But looks definitely aren’t the only thing that counts

Other considerations to keep in mind when making your selection include

  • Functionality
  • Slip resistance
  • Flexural strength
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Stain resistance

Depending on the type of project you’re going for, these factors may become more or less important.

Don’t worry though, your tile supplier will be able to supply you with expert advice on exactly what you need to meet your requirements, whether your project is a swimming pool, a hotel foyer or an office block.

You can read more reasons why landscapers choose porcelain paving for their projects in our dedicated blog.

And don’t neglect the small print

Once you’ve made your choice, the most important thing to remember is to obtain full specification data sheets and test certificates for the products you’re specifying.

Ultimately, there’s no exact formula to dictate that the type of porcelain for a particular project. It’s much more about looking at the requirements and then finding a product that has all the suitable characteristics.

And with porcelain this is never likely to become a struggle – provided you choose an expert supplier. You’re working with the superhero of the tile world, after all!

Looking for advice on how to source the right porcelain supplier? Read our blog.


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