If you are considering tile flooring for your home, you’re likely to wonder, at some point, what the difference is between porcelain and ceramic tile. In today’s post, we’re going to tell you more about that, so read along to see if this difference will play a role in your home.
The differences in tile flooring types
A few primary differences between porcelain and ceramic tile could make one better for your home than the other. While both are fantastic products, here are some differences you might want to know.
In the construction process, you'll find that porcelain is made with white clay, while ceramic utilizes white, brown, and red clay, leading to color discrepancies through the body. You’ll also find that porcelain is harder to wear and absorbs less water for more water resistance.
Since porcelain is much harder than ceramic, it can require more experience to cut and place, and it's an excellent choice for outdoor use in patio areas. You can use both products for floors and walls alike, although some porcelain may be too heavy for use on walls, so be sure to speak with an associate about your tile flooring requirements.
Visit us for the tile flooring you need
IStone Floors & More is a tile store in Hurst, TX, catering to homeowners who want the best flooring in every room of their home. Our associates are happy to work alongside you from start to finish to ensure results that are everything you need them to be and more.
From our Hurst, TX showroom, we cater to communities like Hurst, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Southlake, Keller, Irving, North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Bedford, and Euless, TX. We look forward to working with you and hope to help you find the best porcelain or ceramic tile for your home.