Currently there is a huge range of flooring and coatings available in the market. Among them are the porcelain tiles. But even among this type of flooring, there are varieties and it is important to know each of them before choosing which floor best for your home. In today's post we will speak exclusively of satin or natural porcelain, as it is also known.
The porcelanatos are floors made from a mixture between clay, sand and additives burned to more than 1200º. However, the satin porcelain does not receive the enamel layer at the end of the process, which is responsible for the high gloss of the piece. This lack of gloss is the main characteristic of this type of porcelain tile, which has a smooth, soft and less shiny surface.
These features put the satin-finished porcelain tile as the ideal floor for anyone looking for a sturdy, beautiful, more discreet and cozier looking material than traditional polished floors.
The satin porcelain tile is suitable for internal and external use, and can be installed both on the floor and on the walls. This type of porcelain tile is also found in various color and textures options, imitating wood, stone and marble.
But as everything in life has pros and cons, with the satin-finish porcelain tile would be no different. Check below the main advantages and disadvantages of this type of floor:
Advantages of satin porcelain floor
- Like the other types of porcelain tile, the satin version has a uniform finish and color, as well as being very resistant and durable;
- Satin-based porcelain retains little water because it has a less porous surface, so it is ideal for wet places such as bathrooms and outdoor areas;
- The satin floor makes the environments more cozy and pleasant, since it reflects less the light;
- The type of finish given to the satin porcelain tile makes it less prone to scratches;
- The satin porcelain stain less than the enameled and polished versions. The lack of gloss makes this type of floor suffer less with stains and marks, in addition to the cleaning process is much more practical and easy - let's talk about cleaning the satin porcelain tile soon;
- Although not considered an anti-slip floor, the satin porcelain tile is less slippery and smooth when compared to polished porcelanatos;
- Variety of colors and textures of satin porcelain tile is the same as other types of porcelain tile;
- The satin porcelain tile is rectified, as well as the other models of porcelain tile, this guarantees a closer application of the pieces reducing the amount of mortar and grout, which results in a more uniform floor;
Disadvantages of satin porcelain floor
- One of the biggest disadvantages of the satin porcelain floor is the difficulty of making changes. This type of floor is difficult to remove, so the most advisable is that you are very certain of the floor chosen to avoid possible exchanges in the future. When in doubt, opt for the lighter and neutral tones that harmonize well with any type of decoration and do not weigh in the visual of the environment;
- The satin porcelain floor, like any other porcelanato, is characterized by being a tiled floor. So if you plan to use this floor in the interior areas of the house, such as living room and bedrooms, know beforehand that you may have to use rugs to restrict the cold of the floor; however, this feature may end up becoming an advantage if you live in a hot region;
Care and how to clean the satin porcelain floor
One of the main doubts about the satin porcelain tile is whether it stain or not. The answer to that question is "it depends." The possibilities of stains, marks and scratches in this type of floor are much smaller when compared to the other types of porcelanato. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the type of product that will be used for cleaning, since more abrasive and corrosive products can damage the surface of the floor.
Therefore, when cleaning the satin porcelain tile, use only a soft bristle broom or a cloth dampened with water and a little neutral detergent. For the use of any other type of product, contact the manufacturer.
Price of satin porcelain tile
The price of satin porcelain flooring varies greatly and depends mainly on the manufacturer, model and size. However, the price of this type of floor is very competitive with the other porcelanatos available in the market.
To get an idea, a model 60 x 60 cm and uniform color Portobello brand, one of the most traditional, costs on average R $ 32.90 per square meter. Already a similar model of the brand Portinari leaves for about R $ 36,90.
See 60 photos and ideas of environments with satin-finished porcelain floor
Below is a gallery of images with 60 photos of environments decorated with satin porcelain floor. Get inspired and bring these ideas to your home too:
Picture 1 - Porcelanato satin imitates the wood with perfection and leaves the room cozier.
Image 2 - The option for this room full of natural light was a light-colored satin-finished porcelain with a darker shade.
Picture 3 - Porcelain satin on the balcony; the neutral and clear tone of the floor allows the other elements of the decoration to appear.
Picture 4 - Clean bathroom in white and beige colors bet on the use of a satin-finished porcelain tile on the floor.
Picture 5 - The matte appearance of the satin porcelain leaves the atmosphere more pleasant and comfortable.
Picture 6 - To match the woody tones of furniture and objects, the satin porcelain of this service area follows the same pattern.
Image 7 - Practically no grout marks, the porcelain tile turns a single uniform piece on the floor.
Picture 8 - The satin porcelain tile of this kitchen was used on the floor and the countertop of the sink.
Picture 9 - Gray tone of porcelanato is discreet and, at the same time, striking in the environment.
Picture 10 - If the intention is to create an environment with more sophisticated and elegant air, the satin porcelain is the ideal choice.
Image 11 - The color of the porcelanatos is the same, the difference is in the format. On the floor, the floor is square and on the wall, in ruler.
Image 12 - Clean and modern room with satin-finished porcelain tile on the floor.
Image 13 - Wood-based satin porcelain is the closest to wood floors.
Picture 14 - Sober, neutral and discreet: this satin porcelain is ideal for those who want to highlight other points of the environment other than the floor.
Picture 15 - To escape from the white, opt for a tone above, next to the beige.
Image 16 - White satin porcelain with marble texture.
Image 17 - Being a tiled floor, it is advisable to use carpets in the areas where the intention is to obtain maximum comfort and warmth.
Picture 18 - Porcelain satin comes with the Off White tones of the decoration of this integrated environment.
Image 19 - White of porcelain tile and cabinets on the wall is contrasted by the soft tone of the wood of the table and the chairs.
Picture 20 - Following a more rustic line, you can opt for a brown satin porcelain combined with retro floor.
Picture 21 - Concept of "less is more" was applied in this bathroom with success.
Picture 22 - Marble effect of the satin porcelain tile left this dining room pure luxury.
Image 23 - To enhance the darker tone of the furniture, the option was a light-colored satin porcelain.
Picture 24 - For the kitchen a clear and neutral floor, for the social area the woody floor helps to bring comfort.
Image 25 - The closer to the floor color, the less the grout will appear.
Picture 26 - Porcelain satin finish allows the carpet to stand out in the decoration
Picture 27 - In this bathroom, the same satin porcelain used on the floor is used on the wall.
Image 28 - There are different shapes and sizes of porcelain tiles, but the bigger the piece, the more beautiful the final result.
Picture 29 - Porcelain satin in the floor and coating of brick in the wall.
Picture 30 - Chic rustic decoration: porcelain tiles and furnishings give the elegant touch to this room, while white brick wall and wood details refer to a more rustic style.
Image 31 - The color of burnt cement was used on the floor with the satin porcelain tile, and on the walls and ceiling with the paint.
Picture 32 - Floors a little darker and with textures, like this one of the image, facilitate the cleaning and the maintenance, since they do not mark so much the dirt.
Picture 33 - For this bathroom, the choice was for hydraulic tiles in the wall and satin porcelain tiles on the floor.
Image 34 - Satin-finished porcelain mattress leaves the most modern and sophisticated ambience.
Picture 35 - Do you want to use dark colors like black? So, compensate with clear flooring, as in that image.
Image 36 - Is or is not the face of marble?
Picture 37 - Porcelain satin helps to compose this clean, light and soft decoration.
Image 38 - Absolute neutrality on the floor.
Picture 39 - In this balcony, the brightness is only by the table of white lacquer.
Picture 40 - Porcelain satin in the bathroom with the same textures and different colors.
Image 41 - Simple in general composition, but selective in detail.
Image 42 - Harmonious composition of colors and textures.
Picture 43 - It looks like pine wood, but it is satin porcelain.
Image 44 - To highlight and highlight the Portuguese tiles on the wall, only a floor of neutral color.
Picture 45 - Remember to clean the satin porcelain only with a damp cloth and a little neutral detergent, so you do not run the risk of staining your floor.
Picture 46 - He is not the protagonist of the environment, but has a fundamental role.
Picture 47 - The young decor, but still sober, used a light-tone satin porcelain, while on the wall, the dark tone prevails.
Picture 48 - Matte, cozy and very beautiful! Perfect for any environment.
Picture 49 - Small house and all integrated chose to use the satin porcelain in all environments.
Picture 50 - Porcelain satin throughout the balcony: from floor to ceiling.
Picture 51 - White footboard with satin-gray porcelain tile floor.
Image 52 - Reasonably low cost, high strength, durability and beauty make porcelain tile one of the best flooring options today.
Picture 53 - All gray in this house: floor, ceiling and walls.
Picture 54 - Porcelain satin is better for exterior areas than polished or enamelled type, since it is less smooth and slippery.
Picture 55 - Even without a carpet, the satin porcelain gives an air more cozy to the environment than other types of porcelain tiles.
Image 56 - Grout in the same tone of the floor leaves almost imperceptible the junction between the pieces.
Image 57 - For each environment a floor.
Image 58 - Rug in the same tone of the floor works in this environment, just to make the floor more comfortable.
Image 59 - Porcelain satin has low water absorption and therefore is ideal for use in bathrooms, especially inside the box.
Image 60 - Integrated balcony and living room use the same satin porcelain tile on the floor.