Using porcelain tiles for a wetroom floor

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Designing and creating a wetroom space in your home can be a great idea. In fact, a wetroom isn’t just a usable and practical space, adding a wetroom could also drastically increase the value of your home. As a stylish, practical and appealing addition, wetrooms are growing in popularity across the UK. And your home could seriously benefit from this. Whatever your style. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s primary tiling professionals. And we help homeowners and property developers around the region complete tiling projects with the perfect tiles. As a result, we have produced this guide to using porcelain tiles for a wetroom floor.

Why porcelain?

So why should you use porcelain tiles for the wetroom floor? Well, the simple answer is that porcelain is a lot more hard wearing and durable than ceramic. Which means that your tiles will be able to withstand more footfall, and more use, without cracking or chipping. You could still use ceramic tiles for the wall tiling though, without issue.

In addition, porcelain tiles are the same colour throughout. While many ceramic tiles have a different coloured glaze. This means that for any type of drainage system you choose for your wetroom, porcelain tiles will be the better option.

Using porcelain tiles for a wetroom floor

So, there are some things to consider when you think about using porcelain tiles for a wetroom floor. This includes:

  • the size of the tiles- it is usually a better option to use small mosaic like tiles for the floor of your wetroom. This is because they will be more likely to cause friction, and prevent you from slipping or falling.
  • non-slip tiles- alternatively, you could use larger tiles. But these would need to be non-slip. So they are textured underfoot, to help prevent the surface from becoming incredibly slippy.

For more information or advice about wetroom tiling, get in touch with the team today. Or why not take a look at what we have in store, here at Tiles 2 Go?