What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile flooring?

What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile flooring?

Traditional porcelain and ceramic are perennial favorite flooring materials for kitchens and bathrooms. In addition, both types of tiles continue to gain in popularity for other rooms in the home. Tile has an upscale look, and it's easy to create a unique space by combining wall and floor tile in different styles, colors, and shapes. You can find porcelain and ceramic tile perfect for your home at Perrysburg Floor Covering & Design, a tile store in Rossford, Ohio. We offer other floor coverings, too, along with cabinets and custom shower and bath surrounds.

Ceramic tile

Ceramic is the more budget-friendly tile material. Tiles are made of coarse clay that is hardened in a kiln. Since ceramic is porous, only glazed tiles are waterproof. Ceramic tiles are more likely than porcelain tiles to come in standard sizes and solid colors or simple designs. Square and rectangle shapes are most popular. Traditional subway tile, a white glazed ceramic 3 x 6-inch tile, is still a homeowner's favorite for bathroom walls.

Porcelain tile

Porcelain tile is composed of fine kaolin clay hardened in a kiln at a higher temperature than ceramic tile. Because of its composition and higher kiln temperature, porcelain is harder and denser than ceramic. Thus, this inherently waterproof material is better than ceramic for high traffic areas in the home, and it's appropriate for commercial spaces, too. Porcelain tile that mimics hardwood and stone is trendy.

Perrysburg Floor Covering & Design brings flooring and related services to northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Rossford, Waterville, Bowling Green, and Pemberville are located in our service area. Our tile shop is a part of our full-service flooring company, where we offer high-quality brands from top companies like Dal-Tile, Marazzi, and Interceramic. Our installers lay tile floors in homes and businesses. To get started with your tile floor upgrade, contact us via phone or email or visit our showroom in Rossford.