The difference between ceramic and porcelain tile can be very confusing for consumers to understand. Glazed ceramic tile is very durable when properly installed, non-absorbent through the surface, and highly resistant to scratching. Another important feature of ceramic tile is that it will not burn, emit fumes or scorch. Unlike ceramic tile, the manufacturing of porcelain involves an extremely high temperature and pressure, which makes the end result very dense with a water absorption rate at less that 0.10%. Since the composition of porcelain is so dense, it has all of the same excellent qualities that glazed ceramic tile has.
When comparing the price and durability of porcelain and ceramic, there is a slight difference. There are inexpensive and expensive styles of both porcelain and ceramic, but under most circumstances, there wouldn’t be any noticeable differences in wear. Ultimately, porcelain and ceramic are both exceptional floor and wall covering materials; it is just a matter of deciding what size, color, and texture that will fulfill your needs.
- Porcelain Tiles: Richards & Sterling, Crossville, Eleganza, Keope, Marca Corona
- Handcrafted Tile: Status, Jeffrey Court, Pour La Mason, Mexican Handcraft, Latin Accents
- Listellos & Decos: StoneArt, Tile & Stone Accents, StoneImpressions, Tile Art
- Decorative Mosaics & Field Tiles: Jasba, Maniscalco
- Pool Tile: Portobella, Latin Accents
- Green Products: Northern Lights, Marca Corona