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Kitchen Floor Tiles

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Kitchen Floor Tiles

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Kitchen Floor Tiles

Today’s kitchens are versatile and dynamic rooms, a reflection of current society which, when creating living spaces, seeks practicality, high-performance and a refined design. Therefore, ceramic floor tiles evolve and remain the most appropriate choice for lining contemporary kitchen floors.

Industrial-style kitchens with a polished-concrete finish ceramic floor or with a traditional air which incorporate hydraulic-tile-effect floor tiles, are optimal resources that lend eye-catching and practical results to any kitchen project.

The kitchen is, undoubtedly, one of the spaces requiring the greatest daily maintenance in the home, by its very nature and due to the way in which it is used. Thus, ceramic is a good choice for construction material, since it lends for optimal results with little effort.

Ceramic, the ideal building material

Due to their high durability and resistance, ceramic floor tiles can be integrated into projects ranging from interiors, exteriors, residential and commercial spaces or highly-transited areas.

This type of ceramic floor guarantees ease of maintenance, as well as being extremely resistant to high temperatures, chemicals and aggressive atmospheric agents.

FAQs regarding Kitchen Floor Tiles

At PORCELANOSA we always recommend using a qualified installer, preferably with demonstrable experience, to lay floor tiles.

That said, the main aspects to take into consideration when installing kitchen floor tiles are as follows:

  • Before starting to lay floor tiles, check the information on the packaging and strictly follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Make sure the floor is completely flat and stable and check that it is clean, dry and levelled (using a spirit level).
  • Tile joints shall be at least 2 mm in interiors and 5 mm in exteriors. The use of self-levelling spacers is recommended.
  • The adhesive choice depends on the type and format of the ceramic floor tile, the fixing background and the intended use. Don't worry if you don't know which type of adhesive to use for which type of tile. You will find the recommended adhesive for each tile on the product page (under ""You will need"").
  • The most recommended tile installation system is thin-bed tile installation, using a notched trowel for spreading the mortar onto the substrate. For tiles larger than 1,000 cm2, the double gluing technique is recommended.
  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the adhesives preparation and use. Apply the bonding material with a notched trowel suitable for the size of the chosen tile; check the wetting capacity of the adhesive and press the tile onto the bonding material using a back-and-forth movement.
  • Likewise, follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the preparation and use of jointing materials. Make sure that the material and tools chosen will not damage the surface of the ceramic tiles.
  • Wait until the grout starts to dry and clean it with a sponge dampened with clean water, before the jointing material hardens completely.
  • When cleaning, use products that are suitable for the chemical resistance of the tiles; check with the manufacturer for advice on which product to choose.

More detailed information can be found in the Laying Instructions that come with the PORCELANOSA catalogues.

Ceramic floor tiles, in general, do not require any specific maintenance after installation. For daily cleaning, use a damp mop or sponge, periodically renewing the cleaning water to remove any traces of dirt. The use of hot water considerably facilitates the process, as it accelerates drying time and prevents footprints from being marked.

The use of neutral cleaning products, such as Butech's porce-clean, is also recommended. In contrast, cleaners containing waxes in their composition should be avoided, as they end up forming a thin layer on the ceramic tile, which favours the absorption and retention of dirt.

For stains due to specific products or substances, please refer to the table below. It lists the recommended cleaners for each type of tile, depending on the substance that causes the stain: Butech Cleaner

Removing kitchen floor tiles is simple, although very labour-intensive. Follow the instructions below:

  • Close the work area with plastic sheeting and tape to protect kitchen cabinets, worktops and appliances from dust and debris.
  • Remove mouldings, doors and door frames that may interfere with tile removal.
  • Protect yourself with dust masks, safety goggles, ear protection and work gloves. Pay special attention to ceramic fragments, as they can cause cuts.
  • Use metal tools that allow leverage under the tiles, such as scrapers or chisels, hammers or iron mallets, shovels and use wheelbarrows to remove debris.
  • Find a point from which the underside of a tile can be accessed and from which it can be levered out. If this is not possible, break one tile with a sledgehammer to get started.
  • The ease of removing a tile will depend on how it has been glued. Look for hollow areas under the tiles to make it easier.
  • Use a chisel and hammer to remove any adhesive residue fixed to the substrate.
  • Remove ceramic and bonding material residues, taking special care to avoid cuts.
  • Before laying new tiles, check that the stability of the substrate and fixing surface are suitable to receive the new tiling. Where necessary, waterproof again.

There are now primers, adhesives and other materials available that can be used directly on the ceramic floor tiling, without the need to remove the tiles. In order to use them, you need to assess the state of the ceramic tile installation and whether the load-bearing capacity of the substrate allows for this.

When tiling a kitchen floor, planning ahead is essential for a successful result. After checking that the floor is completely flat, using a spirit level, mark a chalk line on the floor down the centre of the room, parallel to the most suitable wall. Once done, lay the tiles along this line and then work towards the wall you think best, leaving a joint between the tiles of at least 3 mm. For details on the next steps, see the installation video below.

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Venis STON-KER floor tiles installation with butech products

Choosing kitchen floor tiles is really important whether you are designing a new kitchen, or giving your room an update. Kitchen flooring should be tough, hard-wearing, attractive and ideally help brighten the space. Because there are quite specific considerations the best flooring for kitchens will have to be resistant to moisture, humidity and the extra wear and tear that comes from heavy traffic that kitchen flooring must withstand.

Unlike other floorings, the kitchen floor is going to be washed much more regularly so porosity and hygiene are important considerations. In terms of layout and design kitchen flooring can combine different finishes defining different zones within the same space. This is especially relevant for large open plan, kitchen dining spaces. Continuous flooring, boards or tiles are another consideration that will result in very different finishes. And whatever the chosen material it’s worthwhile integrating the skirting board from the outset, rather than it being an afterthought. The skirting board provides protection for walls and is an attractive detail in its own right.

For more information, see our guide to the best flooring options for the kitchen.

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The best flooring for kitchens: a guide

When it comes to interior design, flooring should never be an after-thought; it is an integral part of the design. As important if not more so that the wall finishes, furniture, lighting, etc. This is also true for kitchens, if not even more so, the best flooring options for kitchens should be practical, attractive and easily maintained...

Cleaning tile grout is easy if it's done when the grout has not yet hardened completely and the right cleaner is available. Special attention should be paid to anti-slip tiles, embossed tiles, or rough-textured tiles, which are more difficult to clean.

The usual procedure for cleaning tile grout is as follows:

  • Immediately after applying the jointing material, use a damp sponge to remove the jointing residue.
  • It is recommended to wipe off excess with a slightly damp, fine-finish stiff sponge, mounted on a trowel, to cleans without emptying the joint.
  • Clean diagonally against to the joint pattern, with a well-wrung-out sponge. Rinse in clean water as many times as necessary.
  • In case of using epoxy grouts, clean the tiles with a sponge or damp cloth with a 50% mixture of clean water and methyl alcohol or use specific cleaners such as Butech's Epotech cleaner.
  • Once the tiles have been cleaned, wipe the joints with a dry cloth to avoid changes in tone from the surface moisture.

In most cases, this will work, but if the tiles are still stained, then check with the grout manufacturer to find out which cleaner can be used. In the case of cementitious grout, an acid type cleaner such as Butech's Acid Net should do the job; it is recommended to test beforehand to ensure that no abrasion to the ceramic tile occurs.