Matt Porcelain tile can be smooth satin finish or textured/ treated achieving the desired anti-slip effect. Depending on usage needs, selection of tile finish should follow its functional and design requirements. Anti-slip tiles need higher maintenance as its crevices and pores trap dirt, user’s habit on dry-mopping or wet scrubbing play a part in determining they should be used for kitchen or toilet flooring.
Polish Porcelain tiles can be further sub-divided in composition and production technique: half homogenous body polish porcelain with less vivid design pattern could be re-polished to achieve the seamless marble feel; however high gloss Glazed Polish Porcelain with digital printed lifelike marble, woodgrain or any conceivable designs are not polish-able.
Tiles are fired under high temperature and their body density more or less determines their functionality and usage. It is mindful to note tiles are not 100% in flatness or sizing, tolerance has to be accepted. Caution is advised on this aspect as minimal tile spacing enhances feeling of unevenness and likelihood of de-bonding due to contraction and expansion of tile and substrate.
Like apparel, tiles need to be properly maintained. Cleaning with light detergent will ensure they remain like new. If strong detergent is needed, do consult with Tile Supplier on its suitability.