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Polished vs matte porcelain for shower walls

Joe Macker
3 years ago

What is a better choice for porcelain tiles for the shower wall? Polished or matte?

Is polished easier to squeegee water off as compared to matte? Does polished show water stains more than matte?

The polished seems to reflect the glare of the lights. One thought is that it makes it look more high-end, but at the same time it seems to take away emphasis from the accent/decorative tiles and the niche.

Any differences in sealing? I was under the impression that all porcelain tiles are sealed, but recently read that some Chinese manufacturers do no seal porcelain tiles. Any experience?

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