Port St. Lucie has a love affair with ceramic and porcelain tile. It is the perfect flooring option for our muggy, hot climate, because even on the hottest, most humid days, ceramic and porcelain tile helps keep your Port St. Lucie home nice and cool.

However, there are quite a few great qualities of ceramic and porcelain tile that you may not realize go beyond comfort. Here at Prianti's Flooring, we thought we'd take a little time to tell our Port St. Lucie, FL customers a little more about porcelain and ceramic tile's other attractive qualities. Here's the lowdown:

1. Durability

Due to its hardness, density, and solidity, porcelain and ceramic tiles are some of the most durable flooring options on the market today. They are resistant to high impact stresses and are often employed in high traffic commercial applications. So porcelain and ceramic tile will have no problem withstanding the test of time in your Port Lucie, FL home.

2. Water Resistance

Unlike hardwood floors which buckle, warp, and cup from over exposure to standing water or even ambient humidity, porcelain and ceramic tiles are completely resistant to water and unlike carpet, which can propagate unseen mold under these same conditions. With appropriate maintenance of your grout, mold is not a problem for tile either.

Its water repellent qualities also mean that tile is incredibly stain resistant. You have to be trying really hard to stain a porcelain or ceramic tile floor.

3. Low Maintenance

It really doesn't take a lot to maintain a ceramic or porcelain tile floor. Just sweeping it regularly will help remove the grit that could erode any protective glazes it may have, and occasionally running a wet mop with a solution of Ph balanced soapy water will help keep any microbial growth to a minimum. Easily one of the simplest flooring options to maintain, when all is said and done.

In addition to these other attractive qualities, porcelain and ceramic tile offer very dynamic aesthetic choices for your Port St. Lucie home, not to mention the ease with which broken tiles can be repaired. It's no wonder more and more people are turning to porcelain and ceramic tile as their go to choice of flooring.