Indoor Outdoor Porcelain Tiles: Frequently Question Asked

Indoor Outdoor Porcelain Tiles: Frequently Question Asked

Indoor Outdoor Porcelain Tiles: Frequently Question Asked
When you are planning to purchase porcelain tile for outdoor use and indoor use, you may worry about whether it is the best suit for actual needs or whether it is durable? Fortunately, this post would list some frequently asked questions about the features of the porcelain tile outdoors and indoor outdoor tiles.

What Is Porcelain Tile Made of

It is a simple problem. All the ceramic and porcelain are made from dense natural clay.  Take an instance, to make 20mm porcelain tiles, we need to prepare a mixture. The mixture is consist of 50% of Feldspar, 30-40% of white clay, 15% of Kaolin, and 15% of quartz, along with other fusible materials. Once the mixture is ready, it is molded and pressed into the desired shape and 20mm thickness and fired at an extremely high temperature and for a longer time to eradicate almost 100% of the moisture.

Is Porcelain Tile Fireproof

Porcelain tiles are manufactured at a very high temperature and hence the reason why porcelain tiles are fireproof. Therefore, under the fire or extremely hot conditions, the porcelain kitchen floor tiles and outdoor porcelain tiles would not burn and produce smoke or any toxic fumes.

Is Porcelain Tile Heat Resistant?

Many people also worry about outdoor tiles heat resistant, in case of the break of the porcelain tiles. My answer to this question is Yes, it is heat resistant! Because of the traditional and unique manufacturing method of the porcelain tiles, the tiles are heat-resistant to a certain degree. But it had better ensure the direct heat contact the tiles receive isn't too high.

Is Porcelain Tile Waterproof?

People who answer this problem may have some misunderstanding the word “waterproof” The items which are waterproof are completely impervious to the effects of water. In another word, the items should bed completely sealed, and they not allow any moisture to enter their internals of them, no matter what the environment is. A few items could realize the waterproof.
  Furthermore, there is a technical term “water absorption” always be used for describing the amount of water absorbed by the porcelain tile. Until this, you may recognize that porcelain tiles are not waterproof but water-resistant, and even outdoor house tiles can not be waterproof.

Is Polished Porcelain Tile Slippery

As a matter of fact, the surface of the porcelain tiles is one of the vital factors affecting slippery. The more smooth the porcelain tiles are, the easier slippery accident may happen. Polished porcelain floor tiles make a great performance on anti-slippery than the matt glazed porcelain tiles. It is because this adjective----"polished", means the surface porcelain floor tiles are relatively rustic. The rustic and uneven surface could increase the friction between the floor and shoes. Therefore, when comes to the selection of the products, non slippery outdoor tiles could be the best option for preventing the tile slippery.

Is Porcelain Tile Expensive

Generally speaking, the cost of the porcelain tiles is higher than most renovation materials. However, the porcelain tiles have high durability and can withstand heavy traffic. The porcelain tile is worth the price. If you have a limited budget and also want to use porcelain tiles for your house, you could consider indoor outdoor porcelain tiles so that don’t need to purchase different types of porcelain tiles, which you have to pay extra money on them.


To be honest, as one of the leading porcelain wall tiles suppliers in China, KITO would highly recommend you use porcelain tiles to pave your wall and floor. Compared with the other materials, the porcelain tiles not only is versatile but also be heat-resistant and water-resistant. Porcelain bathroom flooring, porcelain kitchen floor tiles and others are commonly found in many housing projects. 
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