Why Choose Ceramic or Porcelain Tile?
Customers are drawn to tile floors for two main reasons. The first is their renowned durability. Tile is made from clay that gets baked in a kiln at extremely high temperatures, resulting in a very dense, and therefore quite durable, flooring material. In addition to their durability, porcelain and ceramic tiles are also very resistant to absorbing moisture, making them a favored material for bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere in the home where water-resistant floors are desired.
The other major reason customers love tile floors is the limitless amount of style options they afford. From intricate painted designs to simulated wood or stone surfaces, porcelain and ceramic tiles offer extreme design versatility. That means that customers can get the look of a wood floor in an environment not suited to hardwood flooring. Even simple solid-colored floor tiles can result in a one-of-a-kind aesthetic by arranging them in creative patterns.
What is the Difference Between Porcelain and Ceramic Tile?
While the two types of tile do share most of their good qualities, there are some slight differences between porcelain and ceramic tile. Porcelain tile is made from a finer type of clay, which is heated to higher temperatures during the firing process, resulting in a tile that is slightly stronger and more resistant to water absorption. Ceramic tile still does offer impressive resistance against scratches, wear, and moisture, but if you need the absolute best in these traits, porcelain tile will offer a bit more peace of mind. However, the major upside to ceramic tile is that it tends to be more affordable than a porcelain tile of similar size and style.
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