Porcelain has been used in home design and architecture for centuries, a fact that proves its longevity and durability inside the home. Porcelain can be included in your next home renovation in many different ways, allowing you to take advantage of this material’s many benefits in any area of the home. Porcelain products are available as floor and wall tiles for both interior and exterior applications, as benchtops suitable for the kitchen, bathroom or laundry as well as jumbo-sized wall panels that will minimise the appearance of grout lines while also providing a luxurious decorative feature for any style of interior!
Porcelain Tiles in the Home
Porcelain tiles are well known for their impressive durability and versatility. With options available in both floor and wall tile solutions, porcelain tiles can be used throughout your home for a hard wearing and simple to clean surface finish for indoor spaces and even for outdoor areas.
Unlike natural stone tiles or concrete tiles, porcelain tiles offer a non-porous solution that will not require sealing. These tiles are resistant to scratching, staining, heat and moisture, making them an ideal choice for those seeking a low maintenance solution. As a result of their popularity, porcelain tile collections offer near identical look-alike options that will effortlessly emulate the look and feel of materials such as marble, concrete and even timber, allowing you to include these luscious textures and finishes in your home’s design scheme without the need for the additional maintenance and care these materials would require.
Many porcelain tile collections include an indoor and an outdoor tiling option which allows for the creation of a continued theme in connecting indoor/outdoor spaces of the home. As shown in the example below, an indoor porcelain floor tile is paired with a matching outdoor tile in the adjoining area for a continuous colour and materials scheme. Outdoor floor tiles will often include a roughly textured surface finish that provides a strong grip underfoot, making them an ideal solution for creating and defining zones in your outdoor design scheme.
Porcelain Benchtops in the Kitchen, Laundry and Bathroom
Porcelain benchtops are steadily increasing in popularity thanks to the many benefits this strong material can provide. Unlike most other kitchen benchtop options, a porcelain benchtop can withstand extreme temperatures, being one of the only benchtop materials that can actually handle having hot trays straight from the oven placed directly on its surface! As porcelain is a non-porous material, you will also not need to seal this benchtop, offering a solution that will stand up exceptionally well against staining. Porcelain benchtops are also resistant to scratching, being an incredibly low maintenance solution for your next kitchen renovation.
Porcelain Wall Panels
Large format porcelain wall panels offer a stunning alternative to traditional wallpapers with the added benefit of being water resistant, allowing their use in wet areas of the home such as the bathroom or the laundry room where wallpapers are usually avoided. These large format panels (also referred to as wallpaper tiles or large format tiles) will often feature vivid patterns or murals and can be used to add a glamourous finishing touch to any area of the home from the kitchen and bathroom to the living space and more.
There are many different design solutions available that will allow you to take advantage of the many benefits that porcelain has to offer in the home from large format wallpaper tiles that will minimise the appearance of grout lines and create a stunning feature in the home to incredibly durable benchtop solutions, suitable for the kitchen and laundry. Our team at Perini Renovations will recommend the very best materials and design options that will suit your budget and needs to create the perfect solution in your next home renovation project – Contact us here to discuss your project!