In the world of decoration and interior design, choosing the right flooring is a crucial decision that can completely transform the look and feel of any space. Among the most popular and versatile options is porcelain tile, highly prized for its durability, resistance, and aesthetic beauty.

Its wide range of applications and numerous advantages make it one of the greatest allies of designers and architects for any type of project, from private residences to contract projects. At Estudio Cerámico, as experts in ceramic flooring, we have prepared this article to explore more about porcelain tile, its main advantages, and the types of porcelain tile floors we can find.

What is a porcelain tile?

Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic manufactured by mixing clays and other compounds. It is pressed at high pressure and fired at very high temperatures, higher than other types of manufacturing. The result is an extremely resistant, durable, and versatile ceramic type. Due to its firing process, the final product is highly resistant to water, stains, and any wear.

Therefore, porcelain tile can be used both indoors and outdoors since it can withstand harsh weather conditions and can be manufactured in a wide variety of formats, resulting in an extensive range of products for any architectural and/or design project.

Porcelain tile: advantages of applying it on floors

Due to its manufacturing process, we have already seen that porcelain tile is an excellent choice for floors due to its adaptability, resistance, and easy maintenance.

– Durability. One of the main advantages of porcelain tile is its exceptional durability. Thanks to its composition and manufacturing process, porcelain tile is resistant to abrasion, scratches, stains, and moisture, making it ideal for high-traffic areas and humid environments such as kitchens, bathrooms, and exteriors.

– Design variety. Porcelain tile is available in a wide range of colors, patterns, textures, and finishes, allowing for almost limitless customization to suit any decorative style. From stone and wood imitations to abstract and geometric designs, there is a type of porcelain tile to meet all aesthetic preferences.

– Easy maintenance. Another significant advantage of porcelain tile is its ease of maintenance. Unlike other materials such as wood or marble, porcelain tile does not require periodic sealing and is easy to clean with water and mild cleaning products.

– Resistance to environmental conditions. Porcelain tile is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors due to its excellent resistance to adverse environmental conditions. It can withstand sudden temperature changes, sunlight, rain, and snow without deteriorating or losing its appearance.

Types of porcelain tile floors

The variety of styles and finishes offered by porcelain tiles allow us to classify the types of porcelain tile floors in different ways: according to where they are placed, according to their finish, and according to their colors. Next, we will explore the wealth of options offered by this type of flooring through some of Estudio Cerámico’s collections. Let’s get started!

Types of porcelain tile floors depending on the space where they are placed

To choose the most suitable type of ceramic tile for each project, we must consider the environment in which it is placed (outdoor or indoor) to opt for one porcelain tile or another, according to traffic, humidity, or aesthetics.

Porcelain tile for outdoor floors

Porcelain ceramic tile flooring is a reliable and magnificent option for outdoor spaces, as its design is intended to withstand the test of time, weather conditions, and any needs demanded by outdoor environments.

Use this type of flooring in bathrooms that blend with the outdoors, as seen in this image with our Antique collection, or in terraces, patios, and gardens. Style and durability come together in this type of porcelain ceramic tile floor.

Porcelain tile for indoor floors

A versatile, practical, and, above all, very aesthetic option for any space in a residential project but also for any commercial project. The wide variety of options allows us to play with color and format to achieve the decorative style required by each type of interior design.

This diversity of styles allows porcelain tile floors to be an ally in any interior and favor the best adaptation to the corresponding decorative style, creating a perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality.

In the new Estudio Cerámico catalog, we have a wide variety of porcelain tile perfect for adding style and personality to any interior. From kitchens to bathrooms, through bedrooms and living rooms, indoor porcelain tile floors can become the focal point of your home decoration or interior design project.

With collections like Barcelona, Coachella, or Fowler, we find a multitude of possibilities to fill floors with style and character.

Types of porcelain tile floors according to their finish and design

The wide variety of finishes presented by porcelain tile floors allows us to navigate through a surprising diversity of designs, multiplying the possibilities of combinations and providing us with the opportunity to create personalized environments. Next, we detail the most popular patterns and provide examples of inspiration to obtain charming floors:

1. Porcelain tile with hydraulic appearance. At Estudio Cerámico, we strongly endorse this type of finish as it combines the traditional and classic touch of hydraulic tile with a vibrant aesthetic, resulting in unique spaces. Hamptons is our choice for the most classic pavements, inspired by traditional square concrete tiles but adding a retro and contemporary touch to any floor.

2. Porcelain tile with a stone effect. Material surfaces that clearly resemble the natural effect of stone, such as our Stone Peak collection, inspired by slate stone. Available in typical shades of this material, but also in blues and greens, ideal for bathroom areas

3. Porcelain tile flooring imitating artisanal tiles decorated with watercolors. Mediterranean tradition inspires our Saint Germain collection, which, with its colors, resembles the paintings of impressionist painters. Color, light, and connection with nature are achieved by using this piece as flooring in any project.

4. Porcelain tile with a cement appearance. If you want to opt for a much more contemporary and urban style, we invite you to choose floor tiles that emulate the industrial aesthetic of cement. For example, Renaissance combines the industrial air with the magnetism of emerald green color.

Types of porceline tile floors according to their color

The versatility of porcelain tile is also evident in colors, as this type of tile can be manufactured in any shade. From pastel tones to the most vibrant colors, porcelain tile floors with color will offer you the possibility to give dynamism to any project and make combinations that best suit your project and style.

From terracotta-colored floors (in hexagonal form or with traditional hydraulic effect) to combinable pastel-colored floors, there are as many possibilities as you can imagine.

Each of these colors and finishes imparts a unique character to interior spaces, allowing the creation of environments with a lot of personality and adaptable to any decorative style, regardless of aesthetic preferences.

In conclusion, porcelain tile is an exceptional option for flooring due to its durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance. With a wide variety of types and designs available, you will surely find the perfect porcelain tile to meet your aesthetic and functional needs and elevate the appearance of any space.