Church Porcelain Flooring and Vinyl Tile
Church porcelain flooring is available from Egan Church Restorations. We can help your church add new porcelain or vinyl tiles to the chancel, sanctuary or nave. These tiles have become far more attractive in style and some imitate more expensive floors.
St Francis University Chapel. Loretto, PA
Egan Church Restorations were proud to have been chosen to assist St Francis University in Loretto, PA with the renovation of their college chapel. The existing floor was a faux wood “Pergo” wood that simply did not hold up with the heavy traffic. Egan’s Restorations suggested non skid porcelain tiles and we designed a pattern appropriate for a Catholic Church and installed all new porcelain tile in the nave of the church. The design incorporated 3 crosses in the aisles set in a “pathway to the altar”.
Porcelain tile is an excellent material to use due to its great durability, consistent colors, various patterns available and the “non skid” surface that eliminates slipping on wet floors. Marble tile is beautiful but marble is porous which can lead to stains. Porcelain tile is not porous and will hold the color and design for the life of the church. In addition, you can get a “marble look” at a much lower material cost.
Egan’s Church Restoration’s were hired by St Katherine’s Church to refinish the solid wood pews, refinish the hardwood floors under the pews and install new porcelain tile in the aisles and front and rear gathering areas. At $2.00 to $3.00 per sq. foot VS $ 8.00 to $ 10.00 per square foot for marble, porcelain is a more affordable choice for your floor. New advances in designs, allow for “imitation marble look” so you have the same elegance without the cost.
Vinyl tiles, because of their low cost and great durability, are still one of the more popular floor materials, especially under the pews. They are also a great choice for pews with flip up kneelers since the legs on kneelers can “dig” into other materials.
Unlike in the old days, vinyl tiles are available in a wide range of patterns and colors. Some are even made to imitate a wood floor.