Floor tiles guide: Possibilities for changing the floor according to the space requirement

When carrying out a refurbishment, or undertaking a new work project, one of the dilemmas that occurs is which floor to install. This will depend, on the one hand, on the design, since the floor tile aesthetics and style must fit perfectly with the decorative style of the project itself, as well as with the rest of the elements of the interior design, achieving a coherent and coordinated exhibition of the space.

However, the most important thing to take into account when changing the floor or installing a new one is the space requirement, as well as the high or low traffic that it will withstand, because a private space, inside a home, is not the same as a pool’s surroundings or the floor tiles for a contract project.

Trying to provide a comprehensive answer to any space and any kind of project, however demanding; we offer solutions adapted to all kinds of atmospheres in our floor tile range. It is necessary to take into account the materials that will be installed in each case, and based on this, the best option is to opt for the design that best meets our aesthetic and decorative needs.


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Low demanding indoor areas

Private use spaces or inside our homes are usually, except for very specific occasions, low demanding areas, except for the bathroom or kitchen. Almost any floor tile can be installed in them, although the most common is to go for ceramic elements, porcelain tiles or natural materials, such as wood or natural stone.

Ceramic floor tiles and porcelain tiles are options for flooring that are more resistant than natural materials and regardless of the decorative possibilities, they guarantee easy maintenance and cleaning.

High-level demanding areas

  • Bathrooms and kitchens


Kitchens, but above all, bathrooms, are high-level demanding indoor areas in terms of installing floor tiles and wall tiles, since these are continuously subjected to water and moisture contact. Therefore, the chosen materials must be non-slip and low porosity, so that neither moisture nor water can adversely affect their impeccability and excellence.

Among the materials that we offer for this wet environment are ceramic stone and ceramic parquet, which have the elegant aesthetics, purity and warmth of the natural materials and with the non-slip ceramic properties of durability, anti-humidity and unchangeability. Without a doubt, versatile and high-level quality materials for flooring that allow for easy maintenance and high-level resistance, without relinquishing the aesthetic possibilities of wood or stone.

Another advantage supplied by us is the possibility of homogenizing the spaces thanks to the installation of the same floor tile inside and outside the bathroom and the kitchen. 


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  • Terraces and swimming pool surroundings


Pool environments are wet spaces that are exposed to bad weather. Therefore, the necessary properties that floor tiles must meet in these cases are high-level resistance, durability and unchangeability, as well as anti-slip. Our collections meet these requirements, including anti-slip, thanks to the Nanoker technology, ensuring safety and always remaining as good as new.

  • Spaces affected by extreme heat or cold


Outdoor spaces such as balconies, terraces and patios are continually subjected to extreme heat and cold, and for this reason, they also need floor tiles with unique features that withstand the inclement conditions without affecting their integrity. In this case, the through-body porcelain tile is again suitable for these spaces, which even allows for providing visual continuity between the indoors and outdoors of the house. In addition, all the projects will have an exclusive and highly elegant aesthetics, inspired by popular materials such as cement and concrete, as in the case of the Concrete series, or stones or sandstones, such as the Stuc series.

High traffic spaces


Commercial premises or contract are highly demanding, since they often must take continuous high traffic. For this reason, floor tiles that withstand this continuous wear and tear, and remain unchanged over time must be installed. The through-body porcelain tile series, such as the CONCRETE collection with a concrete effect are perfect in these cases because of its high-level resistance to high traffic.This full through-body porcelain tile is resistant, easy to maintain and install.

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Article first published in the blog of porcelanosa.com