Fade-Resistant Tile is Built to Stay Looking Great for The Long Haul.
Tile has long been a popular flooring choice for a variety of reasons. Not only is it a resilient, low-maintenance flooring material, but it also offers nearly infinite design possibilities. From stark monochromatic tones to intricate painted patterns, and everything in between, tile from Empire Today® offers a style option for every taste. And thanks to a protective glaze that is baked on in a high-temperature kiln, porcelain and ceramic tiles are inherently fade-resistant. With minimal maintenance, fade-resistant tile will continue to stay vibrant for many years. Fade-resistant tile can also be an excellent way to add a little style to a space like a sunroom, which might otherwise be finished with a plain concrete floor.
While fade-resistant tile requires relatively little maintenance, there are still some best practices to keep it looking great. One of the most important things you can do to prevent tile from fading is to make sure you use the proper cleaners on your tile floors. You should definitely avoid any strong acids or cleaners that include bleach or ammonia among their ingredients. These and other harsh chemicals can eat away at the tile’s protective coating, leaving it looking dull and faded. Eventually, they could possibly damage the design underneath. Plus, tile with a damaged topcoat will get dirtier quicker and be much more difficult to clean in the future. Long-term use of improper cleaners can also discolor your grout. You should also avoid using abrasive scrubbing powders, which can dull the finish of your tile floors.
If you’re shopping for new flooring that will look great today and stay that way for many years to come, fade-resistant tile should be high on your list. Contact Empire® to speak to a flooring professional who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about tile or any other floor products in our catalog.