Porcelain is the future of luxury interior design for your home

(MENAFN- A Communications) Kader Mithani, CEO and founder of Casamia talks about porcelain as the latest trend in interior design for homes in the UAE.

Whether you are building a new home or renovating your home, it is important to choose high quality materials that are durable, easy to clean and maintain, can withstand daily wear and tear and are not only affordable, but are more hygienic than natural materials. . This luxury material shines a light when it comes to luxury home interiors.

Porcelain is a type of ceramic made from refined clay, which is then baked at high temperatures, making it very durable. It is a very versatile material that can be made to look like marble, granite, slate, hardwood, limestone or any other natural material. While many may still be tempted to use marble in their kitchens, dining rooms and floors, the benefits of using porcelain far outweigh the benefits of marble. Marble is a more porous material that makes it easier to absorb stains and bacteria, making it less resistant to wear and tear and less hygienic.

In the UAE, we have seen marble and porcelain that look like natural stone as top trends in both residential and commercial designs. These elegant surfaces can be designed in any way to give a sleek, luxurious and clean look.

The Italian oversized, full-length porcelain plates, of different thicknesses, allow the brands of porcelain offered at Casamia to be installed in various design applications. Unlike other surfaces, these plates are suitable for food contact, which means they are hygienic, stain and mold resistant and easy to clean. Porcelain stoneware is not affected by high temperatures, scratch resistant, completely waterproof and resistant to UV rays and all types of weather. We have seen a marked increase year in year since the beginning of the epidemic in porcelain sales. The most important customer factors were; Flexibility in the face of weather conditions and wear and tear, affordability compared to marble and neatness – a new element in the interior design decision-making process.

Methany gives reasons why porcelain has become the preferred material for homes across the UAE:

steadfastness

Porcelain tiles’ outstanding properties of water and sun damage make it an ideal solution for surface coatings that do not fit other materials. Historically, it was the preferred solution for outdoor applications such as ventilated facades, swimming pools and patios. Commercial applications such as shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants and airports also prefer the material for its durability. Today, the excellent technical performance and aesthetics of porcelain tiles have made it possible to explore various applications such as worktops, furniture and home accessories.

Porcelain is a very hard surface that is not susceptible to pits, stains and other damage that everyday home life can cause natural marble, but it can be manufactured with similar beauty, thanks to inkjet production techniques. Unlike marble or granite, each porcelain slab is uniform. If you choose a marble look — one of the most popular porcelain styles used today in kitchens and bathrooms — you will be able to follow the vein through a wide wall or a matching bookshelf dashboard for a luxurious, traditional look.

When choosing porcelain for different areas of your home, one thing to be aware of is the PEI hardness rating – the Porcelain Enamel Institute rating, which indicates how hard a material is. For high traffic areas such as kitchen and lounge floors or hotel lobbies, it is best to consider porcelain with a PEI of four or five. Four worksheets are sufficient with a PEI rating of three or four, and a PEI rating of one or two for walls.

Cost effective

Porcelain tiles are more cost effective than natural products and with a variety of designs available in the market, the buyer pays a fraction of the cost of real stone or wood while achieving the same aesthetic design requirements.

health

Viruses depend on moisture to stay alive and active. Because porcelain is inorganic, impermeable and waterproof, viruses cannot survive on the surface of porcelain. Awareness of this information, coupled with its versatility and beauty, has made porcelain the best choice for high-end finishes this year. It is now cited as one of the best, if not most, material choices incorporated into post-pandemic interior design projects.

Some manufacturers have gone the extra mile when it comes to hygiene, in response to customer demand. For example, Laminam tiles use bioactive treatments when manufacturing their products that provide antibacterial and contaminant eliminating properties. It also has self-cleaning properties on external surfaces, which encourages the natural elimination of organic compounds due to the aggression of pollutants.

In addition, according to resource Inist Industry Informational Whytile.com, ceramics have the lowest carbon footprint of any terrestrial material, the lowest global warming potential, and the lowest depletion of fossil fuel resources.

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