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Porcelain for Your Kitchen

No other floor in your home works harder than your kitchen floor. And for that reason, durability should be at the top of your checklist when evaluating kitchen flooring options. Today we wish to sing the praises of porcelain floor tiles for your kitchen. We will answer the questions you may have about cleaning and maintaining porcelain kitchen flooring. Are you considering porcelain kitchen floor tiles, porcelain countertops or other ways of incorporating porcelain tiles into your kitchen? Read on to see some examples of how our kitchen designers have used porcelain and see a video from Garden State Tile at the end of this article. Let’s start with the kitchen floor.

Porcelain Kitchen Floor Tiles

We love bringing together our kitchen designs with porcelain kitchen flooring. Options abound when we look at porcelain. In fact, if we had a complaint about porcelain tiles as a flooring material, it would be that there are too many colors, sizes and finishes to choose from. For those customers that love the look of wood flooring in their kitchen but are not excited about the maintenance involved with wood floors. Sometimes we suggest:

Wood Look Tile Flooring Made from Porcelain 

Porcelain Kitchen Flor Tiles that Look like Wood 
Porcelain tiles are so easy to clean. Porcelain tiles don’t fade in the sunlight and in most cases do not need to be sealed or maintained year after year. Certainly there will be wear and tear over time but porcelain tiles do hold up better than most surfaces.

How to Clean Porcelain Tile Floors

Does Porcelain Tile Need to be Sealed

Porcelanosa Tiles have become very popular with our New Jersey clientele. 

Mainly because they have 3 showrooms in the region and are spending a ton of money advertising their products. The truth is that there are many tile manufacturers in the US today and we have the flexibility and experience of working with several high quality suppliers that have the variety we need and lower prices we demand for our customers.

Here is a project that we are especially proud of that used porcelain kitchen floor tiles that resembles limestone flooring. As you can see, we used a thick slab of solid hardwood for the kitchen island countertop and stained that a darker wood color. As a nice contrast, we selected this limestone look porcelain tile. It runs adjacent to the walnut colored hard wood flooring found in the dining room.
Porcelain Floor Tiles Kitchen

Porcelain Tile Backsplash

Creating a porcelain backsplash is the most common use of porcelain tiles today. We have done several kitchens with a porcelain slab backsplash and large porcelain subway tiles in the kitchen. We even created a number of porcelain mosaic tile backsplashes in the last 5 years. This image below is a porcelain tile backsplash in 5 shades of grey. Our customer asked us not to stray too far from the white and stainless color palette. 
Porcelain Tile Backsplash

We needed to offset the white shaker cabinet doors and white quartz countertop in this kitchen without adding to much color. This teardrop pattern and shades of grey works well with the countertop veins.

Porcelain Countertops and Outdoor Applications

As a building material, the versatility of porcelain is endless. We have had great success installing porcelain in bathrooms, shower stalls, and even in outdoor kitchens.  If your “Dine-in” kitchen is the kitchen island with a few stools, then perhaps a porcelain countertop is a good option for you instead of quartz, granite or a marble countertop. It is easy to clean, more durable than granite, sustainable and offers plenty of options. Our friends from Garden State Tile share some details you may want to know about Porcelain Countertops in this video.

Are you ready to design your kitchen with porcelain and pizazz? Contact one of our designers to get that conversation started.

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