The Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Matt Floor Tiles

The Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Matt Floor Tiles

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Along with colour and design, the finish of your chosen flooring can really impact the overall look and feel of a space. With a plethora of flooring options to choose from, matt floor tiles have emerged in recent years as a hugely popular choice. 

With names ranging from Natural to Soft Antislip or Soft to name a few, for the purposes of our blog we’ve grouped all these finishes together as they can all be classed as a Matt finish.

Porcelain matt floor tiles in porcelain can enhance a living space bringing elegance and an understated feel. In this blog we explore the advantages and creative possibilities of matt floor tiles and what they can bring to the home. 

Understated Elegance

Surface texture, or the way a material feels, can completely change a design. Think gloss marble tiles versus matt marble tiles. A matt marble tile lends a more subdued and sophisticated look to a design and as a material will make a space feel a touch warmer. Where a gloss marble will reflect more light and can make a space feel cooler. 

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Matt marble tiles lend a subdued, understated feel – like our Symphony marble tiles

Amazing Designs

With porcelains ability to imitate the appearance of natural materials to incredible effect, matt floor tiles can replicate everything from concrete and cements to woods, metallics and marbles to stunning effect. 

The better the tile quality, the better the imitation. That’s because leading manufacturers are continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible with porcelain. This isn’t just about the quality of design ie how great the imitiation is, this is also about variation – so gone are the days of just 2 or 3 patterns per matt marble tiles for example, the array can now be staggering.

Take our Serenity wood effect porcelain tiles – with over 35 different patterns here is collection that looks so much like real wood it is hard to tell the difference! The Antislip soft finish has a beautiful matt look and feel. 

All this of course means you can enjoy all the beauty of natural materials, with the incredible benefits of porcelain. 


Easy to live with and easy maintenance

One great advantage of matt floor tiles is the easy maintenance. Whereas a gloss tile is more prone to showing smudges, fingerprints and water spots, matt tiles do a super job of concealing the spills and thrills of every days life! For homes with pets and children in particular, cleaning them is a breeze. A simple sweep followed by a mop and warm water is pretty much all that is required. 

Matt tiles also tend to provide better traction for footwear than polished tiles so for busy homes that makes them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and hallways ie the areas that tend to get wet. 

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Scratch, Stain and Fade Resistant, Porcelain Matt Floor Tiles just last

Porcelain matt floor tiles are a brilliant option when it comes to wear and tear. They are scratch, stain and fade resistant – making them ideal for busy homes. Unlike real wood for example, porcelain can be easily mopped with water and pets food bowls are not issue as they won’t scratch or wear the surface of matt floor tiles. 

In addition, spill a little red wine or rich sauces onto matt tiles and not only are they super easy and quick to clean up, unlike carpet, they won’t stain. 

Whilst marble is beautiful to look at, matt marble tiles are not only beautiful but don’t require any sealing and whereas marble is super soft as a material, porcelain isn’t – it’s super hardwearing and scratch resistant. 

Expert installation is key. Get that right and porcelain just lasts and lasts. 

The TilePortfolio specialise in Italian and Spanish Porcelain and Ceramic tiles, in particular large format Porcelains and Porcelain tiles for inside and outside. Our carefully curated, stunning tile portfolios are beautifully presented online and supported by our fuss-free ‘go-the-extra-tile’ service. In addition, you can view our entire tile collection at our Northamptonshire Showroom.  Visit our website for unmissable interiors inspiration. The TilePortfolio team are always available to chat, we’d be delighted to help with your project so please do get in touch. 

Please note: We strongly recommend using a professional tiler for your project. Installation requirements may vary depending on the tiles you choose, the fixing products used and the specific conditions. Always check with your tiler regards the suitability of the tiles. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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