• Porcelain Tile VS Ceramic Tile

    Date: 2014.06.04 | Category: Tips and Advice | Tags:

    -floor-tiles

     

    Almost everyone will ask what is the difference between porcelain tile and ceramic tile.  I have a few key points that will help clear that up.

    Porcelain – The Tile Lady has a great article explaining tile.

    • Long lasting
    • Easy cleaning
    • Low moisture absorption
    • Less uniformity of size and shape

    Ceramic - Houzz has a great article on the pros and cons of Ceramic Tile.

    • Very affordable, usually significantly less then Porcelain
    • A large variety of color and sizes
    • Lacks in the strength

    To sum this up, Porcelain is a stronger tile that you would want to use on your floor and high traffic areas.  Ceramic tile is great for places on your walls and as accents pieces such as rails.