Hardwood floors are gorgeous and add a great deal of elegance and charm to a home. But as with many things so beautiful, they are very delicate. Hardwood floors require a great deal of care and maintenance to keep them looking great. And for folks who cannot spare a lot of time to give them the required care, vitrified tiles can be a great option.
Vitrified tiles are very attractive too. And unlike hardwood floors, these are very tough – they are much harder than natural stones, and pools of water can definitely not damage them … unlike hardwood floors.
What are vitrified tiles?
Vitrified tiles are made by combining 40% clay and 60% silica in a process called vitrification. The process of manufacture makes them extremely hard and non-porous – a great advantage over natural stones like marble which are porous and hence need a good deal of care.
Vitrified tiles are virtually maintenance free and have very good abrasion resistance – which makes them very suitable for use in high traffic areas.
And there is another huge advantage vitrified tiles have over most other floors. The designs on vitrified tiles are printed with...