Porcelain is a strong building material that shouldn’t be ignored when it comes to installing quality products. This material is known for being just as durable as marble, and in some cases, possibly even better when it comes to maintenance, but we’ll talk more about that later.
If you’re looking to lay your floors with alternative marble product, consider porcelain tiles. Here are a few reasons why your contracting company needs to stock porcelain tile for your next building project:
Durability Makes Your Floor Last Longer
If you install your floors with a laminate flooring, even with the fancy new designs they have today, in 5 to 7 years—maybe even earlier if you have kids and pets—they will need to be replaced. As a builder, that might not be a huge concern for you. After all, your job is to make the dwelling look pretty, right? However, installing a superior product like porcelain tiles will ensure longevity of those floors, giving real estate agents something to brag about for years to come.
Eventually, the name of the builder, your company, will come up. As you may already know, a good reputation for a contracting company is priceless. Investing in a harder and stronger flooring material is an investment for your buyers and your company.
Porcelain is a dense material, strong enough to withstand an incredible amount of foot traffic while still looking beautiful. It’s also fireproof—a perfect flooring material for kitchens. Inferior flooring like laminate is flammable and can act as a transferrable agent to spread fire. Porcelain acts as a barrier to prevent a kitchen fire from spreading. So it not only looks good, but it’s safe.
Resistant to Spills
While other quality flooring like marble and travertine are just as strong as porcelain, the one thing that porcelain has over these more popular building materials is its resistance to spills. As aforementioned, porcelain is a dense material. That means two things: 1) It’s heavier and 2) It’s 100% waterproof. Porcelain is non-porous. That means that no liquid can penetrate its surface. This is a huge feature for this material because with marble and travertine, extra maintenance is required because of its porosity.
Unlike marble and travertine, porcelain will not stain. This is because it is non porous. Should you happen to drop a glass of wine on a porcelain floor, the only thing you’d have to worry about is buying another wine glass. The porcelain floors are durable enough to withstand the shattering of broken glass. Furthermore, the red wine won’t seep through the pores discoloring the surface. With porcelain tiles, there is no need for an annual sealant. Porcelain comes with a glaze that stands as an additional barrier against staining. Spills will simply pool up on the surface. All you need is a damp cloth to wipe it up.
Easy to Maintain and Repair
Porcelain typically come in sizes 12” x 12” or 24” x 24” unless it’s a wood-look tile, the dimensions will be similar to wood flooring planks— 8″ x 45″ x 3/8″. At any rate, porcelain tiles are easy to repair in comparison to larger slabs of natural or engineered stone flooring. If for some reason, your porcelain tile chips or cracks, instead of pulling up the entire floor, all that’s needed is a replacement. This type of easy maintenance is something buyers will appreciate and are willing to pay more for.
Some sources will tell you that porcelain tile cost more than marble or travertine tiles. This all depends on where you’re getting your supply. If you’re stocking your warehouse with porcelain tile from a local hardware store, then you are paying an inflated price. First, you’re paying for the wholesale price that the vendor bought it for, and on top of that, you’re also paying for the balloon price that the vendor added to the wholesale price. This may include taxes, shipping and handling cost too.
It is possible to get your porcelain tile at a wholesale price. Nalboor Tiles, a porcelain tile wholesale manufacturing company based in Miami, Florida, stocks a wide variety in traditional, contemporary, and modern patterns. Prices per square foot start at $1.79 on up to $3.95.
Because we manufacture this tile in bulk, we sell in bulk. This gives us the advantage to reduce the price per unit even further depending on the bulk amount purchased. While you’ll be spending more money up front, the end cost down the road will show a significant cost in savings. You’ll not only have enough tile on hand, you’ll also be able to stock a variety of bulk porcelain tiles, giving your customer options of quality tile at a discount price.
Available in a Variety of Styles
If you are trying to mimic the appearance of marble tile, consider ordering a free sample of Classic Marfil or River Cream to achieve a neutral tone. You can also stock either version of Calacata Gold, Calacata Grey, or Calacata Stone to achieve the traditional of lustrous marble. For a more rustic and textured feel, stock our Travertino Taupe, Marfil, Light Grey, or Charcoal porcelain tile, or go smooth with Amber Cram, Graffito, or Avanti Pearl.
The Options are Endless!
Nalboor Tiles offers free samples. It’s just one click away. We stand behind our products. We understand that it’s important to touch and feel what you’re purchasing online before ordering a bulk supply. So, place an order with us online today, or call us at 305-501-4548. You can even contact us online now!