Even though porcelain floor tile is not legitimately “waterproof” as the industry describes it, it is usually referred to that way because it can withstand spills and dampness without taking on damage. Ceramic tile is very similar; even though there is some absorption of liquids, it isn't damaged by these situations, and we’d like to tell you more about that.

Your floor tile can do so much

Porcelain tile is categorized in the flooring industry as being “impervious” to water, which means it absorbs no more than 0.5% water or liquid content at any given time. This rating, which pertains to tile rated as "extremely dense," means that the materials are an excellent choice for floors and countertops that may see a great deal of spillage as well as wear and tear.

These products are perfect for placement in bathrooms and kitchens, offering protection against water damage, splitting, and cracking. They can even be used in outdoor applications such as patios and pool surrounds. However, ceramic tile, which has a greater permeability rating than porcelain, should not be used in outdoor applications.

If you're ready to discuss these attributes, even more, be sure to visit our showroom and speak with a flooring professional. We look forward to helping you create the flooring you'll love, so stop by today.

Consider your local tile store for the best services

Carpet World is a tile shop with complete dedication to helping our customers personalize their flooring choices for every room’s specific need. Our products and services can meet those needs, especially when professionally paired by our experienced and helpful associates.

We serve residents from Monument, Castle Rock, and the Black Forest, all from our showroom in Colorado Springs, CO, and we look forward to providing you with the personalized service you need today. Also, be sure to visit our tile store for outstanding options in flooring.