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The Benefits and Beauty of Porcelain Floor Tiles

The Benefits and Beauty of Porcelain Floor Tiles

Porcelain tiles are a type of ceramic tile that are known for their durability, strength, and their large array of beautiful colours and styles. These tiles are made from a mixture of clay, sand, and other materials that are fired at an extremely high temperature to create a hard, dense and attractive surface finish.

Porcelain Tiles Can be used in Various Settings

Porcelain tiles are an excellent choice for flooring, walls, for indoors and out and in a variety of settings including residential, commercial, and industrial. One of the key benefits of porcelain tiles is their durability. They are resistant to wear and tear and can withstand heavy foot traffic and impacts. This makes them ideal for use in high-traffic areas, such as entryways, living areas, kitchens and outdoors. Porcelain tiles are also resistant to moisture and stains, making them easy to clean and maintain.

The Terra Crea porcelain tile collection boasts an alluring plaster-like appearance with a pleasingly tactile feel underfoot and to the touch. It offers vast versatility in application, suitable for use on floors, walls, and even outdoor surfaces

Porcelain Tiles are Available in a Stunning Array of Options

In addition to their durability, porcelain tiles are also very attractive. They are available in a vast range of colours, patterns, and styles making it easy to find an option that fits your personal taste, lifestyle and design style. Porcelain tiles easily simulate the appearance of marble, travertine, terrazzo, timber and other materials so you can achieve the look you want without the maintenance and upkeep that natural materials require.

The Breccia collection is an Italian porcelain tile that captures the essence of classic Venetian terrazzo. With its stunning array of nature-inspired colours, Breccia adds a touch of elegance to any space.

Porcelain Tiles are a Sustainable Flooring Choice

Porcelain tiles are also a sustainable flooring option. Together with our manufacturing partners, we are dedicated to protecting the environment through initiatives such as the utilisation of solar energy, increased use of recycled materials, improved waste and water management, and responsible sourcing of materials. We take great pride in providing tiles that embody our commitment to environmental and social responsibility at every stage of production.

The Solar collection is manufactured at a state-of-the-art Spanish plant powered by solar panels, reducing its carbon footprint. With 2,788 panels already in place, the photovoltaic installation saves over 769 tons of CO2 and 5,651 Kg of SOx annually, demonstrating our commitment to a greener future.

Porcelain Tiles are Easy to Install

When it comes to installation, porcelain tiles are relatively easy to work with. Porcelain tiles require a strong, stable and level surface for installation. They should be laid over a concrete slab or a cement sheeting subfloor that is properly prepared. Tiles can also be laid on top of existing tiles as long as the surface is level and in good condition.  It’s also important to use the correct adhesive and grout to ensure that your tiles are securely in place and to prevent any gaps or spaces between the tiles.  Porcelain tiles can be cut and shaped to fit around corners and curves, and they can be laid in a variety of patterns and designs including herringbone, off centre and brick bond.

Before installing porcelain tiles, it’s best to consult with a a skilled and experienced tiler to determine the best options for your specific needs and requirements so as to achieve an exceptional result.


Made in Italy, our Tex collection features a unique rhombus-shaped porcelain tile that allows for endless customisation through the mixing and matching of colours to create a personalised pattern. Tex is ideal for both floors and walls.

And the Best Part? Porcelain Tiles are Easy to Maintain

Porcelain tiles are highly resistant to moisture and can be easily cleaned with a damp mop, soap, or mild household cleaner. This makes them an ideal choice for areas where moisture is present such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and outdoor spaces. Most porcelain tiles offer a non-porous surface therefore do not absorb spills, dirt, or bacteria and will not require special treatment or sealing, making maintenance simple and straightforward.

The team at Urban Edge Ceramics are highly skilled and knowledgable with extensive years of tile experience. We regularly travel to Italy to visit our manufacturing partners so we can bring the latest in trends, tile technology and sustainable products into your home.

We invite you to visit our Richmond showroom or search our tiles online and discover the beautiful new collections for yourself.