Selecting the right tile for your home or office is often a daunting and expensive task – however if you look after the tile correctly, it should last you a lifetime – or until you decide to remodel again.
What are the Maintenance Considerations for Porcelain Tile?
When selecting porcelain tile, the maintenance considerations are much less as it is a man-made product and fired at an extremely high-temperature during manufacture. This results in a product that is less porous and hence does not stain easily. The same can be said for using a stain-resistant grout, like power grout.
What are the Maintenance Considerations for Natural Stone Tile?
When selecting natural stone, careful consideration needs to be given to the tile care & maintenance otherwise you will have to get the tile professionally cleaned every year or so; and over a period of time, some of the stains will become so ingrained that you will probably need to replace the tile.
By following some basic care instructions, you should be able to keep your natural stone looking as beautiful as the day you installed it. The tile care instructions differ slightly, depending on whether the tile is installed inside or outside.