PORCELAIN STONEWARE FLOORS
Nowadays, porcelain stoneware is unquestionably the most popular ceramic floor tiling material of all and is a valid alternative to the natural materials (such as marble, stone and wood) and artificial materials (e.g. PVC, LVTs and laminates).
Thanks to their incredible technical performance and stunning looks, porcelain stoneware tiles are ideal in any indoor and outdoor setting, from private homes to public places.
Porcelain stoneware is a ceramic product made of high quality raw materials (ceramic clays, feldspar, kaolin, and aggregates) which reach extremely high temperatures during firing, lending the tiles a vitreous structure and high surface hardness.
The word stoneware refers to the compactness of the ceramic mass which is due to the fact that it is so highly vitrified. The production process makes this material particularly resistant to loads, hard-wearing, and also completely water repellent.
The advantages of porcelain stoneware
Porcelain stoneware is a safe, 100% recyclable material and contains no plastic. The result of an industrial process involving advanced technology, stoneware tiles do not retain dirt or bacteria, are extremely hygienic and easy to clean, and do not age.
A highly versatile material and ideal indoors and outdoors for floors, walls, and worktops, porcelain stoneware offers countless technical advantages:
- Wear resistance
- Inert and fireproof
- Scratch resistance
- Frost-proof and unaffected by sudden changes in temperature
- Resistance to chemicals
- Stain resistance
- Guaranteed stability over time