Porcelain is a type of ceramic made from refined clay, which is then baked at high temperatures making it very durable. It is a very versatile material that can be made to look like marble, granite, slabs, hardwood, limestone or any other natural material. While many may still be tempted to use marble in the kitchen, dining room and floor, the benefits of using porcelain far outweigh the benefits of marble. Marble is a more porous material that makes it easier to absorb stains and bacteria, making it less resistant to wear and less hygienic.
Kadir Mithani, CEO and founder of Kazmia explained: “In the UAE, we have seen marble and porcelain with natural looks as the hottest trends in both residential and commercial designs. These elegant surfaces can be designed in any way to give a sleek, rich and clean look.
“Large-format, full-body ceramic tiles, made in Italy, with different thicknesses allow the porcelain brands offered at Kazmia to be installed in different design applications. Unlike other surfaces, these tiles are suitable for contact with food, which means that they are hygienic, stain resistant and mold resistant.And easy to clean.Porcelain porcelain is not affected by high temperatures, scratches and completely water resistant, as well as i resistant to UV rays and all kinds of weather.We have seen a tremendous increase from year to year since the beginning of the epidemic in porcelain sales.The main customer factors were: Flexibility in the face of weather conditions and consumption, affordability compared to marble and cleanliness – a new element in the interior design decision-making process.
Methane gives reasons why porcelain has become the favorite material for homes across the UAE:
The exceptional qualities of porcelain tiles as resistant to water and sun damage, make it an ideal solution for surface coatings that other materials do not fit. Historically, it was the preferred solution for exterior applications such as airy facades, swimming pools and courtyards. Commercial applications such as shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants and airports also prefer the material for its durability. Today, the excellent technical performance and aesthetics of porcelain tiles have made it possible to explore various applications such as counters, furniture and home accessories.
Porcelain is a very strong surface that is not prone to potholes, stains and other damage that the daily life of the house can cause to natural marble, however, it can be produced with similar beauty, thanks to production techniques with paint. Unlike marble or granite, every porcelain tile is uniform. If you choose a marble look – one of the most popular styles of porcelain used today in kitchens and bathrooms – you will be able to follow the vein through a wide wall or a comfy closet with bookcase panels for a rich traditional look. .
When choosing porcelain for different areas of your home, one thing to keep in mind is the PEI hardness rating – the Porcelain Enamel Institute rating, which shows how strong a material is. For high-traffic areas such as kitchen floors, living rooms or hotel lobbies, it is best to use porcelain with a PEI of four or five. Four desks are enough with a PEI rating of three or four, and a PEI rating of one or two for the walls.
Porcelain tiles are more economical than natural products and with a variety of designs available in the market, the buyer pays a fraction of the cost of real stone or wood by meeting the same aesthetic design requirements.
Viruses depend on humidity to stay alive and active. Because porcelain is inorganic, impermeable and waterproof, viruses cannot survive on the porcelain surface. Awareness of this information, along with its versatility and beauty, has made porcelain the best choice for high-end finishes this year. It is now being cited as one of the best choices, if not the material, to get involved in post-pandemic interior design projects.
Some manufacturers have gone the extra mile when it comes to hygiene, responding to customer demand. For example, Laminam Tiles uses bioactive treatments when producing their own products that give bacteria and pollutant-eliminating properties. It also has self-cleaning properties on exterior surfaces, which promotes the natural elimination of organic compounds due to the aggressiveness of pollutants.
Moreover, according to tile industry information source WhyTile.com, ceramics have the lowest carbon footprint of any terrestrial material, the lowest global warming potential, and the lowest depletion of fossil fuel resources.
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