What is the Differences Between Ceramic and Porcelain Tile? Hollis Homeowner Wonders

Ceramic and Porcelain TileBoth porcelain and ceramic tiles are made from clay. The clay used to make porcelain tile is extremely dense, making this tile harder than ceramic. It is very durable and long-lasting because of this density but is also more expensive than its ceramic counterparts.A homeowner in Hollis was looking to install a new bathroom floor. After a visit to the Cardoza Flooring showroom, he realized that there are many differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles.

A Long Lasting and Durable Option

Because porcelain tiles are made to be much denser than ceramic tiles, they can withstand greater pressure. Porcelain also has a very low absorption rate, at .5 percent or lower, making this a great option for a bathroom or other high-moisture area. All of this means that porcelain tiles are less likely to crack and stain over time. For a long-lasting flooring, water-resistant porcelain tiles cannot be beat.

This durability does come at a cost. The manufacturing process is more in-depth with the clay being heated to higher temperatures and installation of porcelain tiles requires special tools. For a more budget-friendly option, ceramic tiles can offer a similar look for less money. While they are not as durable as porcelain, ceramic tiles can still offer a beautiful, long-lasting floor.

For Flexibility and Design, Porcelain Can’t Be Beat

Because porcelain tiles are made to be much denser than ceramic tiles, they can withstand greater pressure. Porcelain also has a very low absorption rate, at .5 percent or lower, making this a great option for a bathroom or other high-moisture area. All of this means that porcelain tiles are less likely to crack and stain over time. For a long-lasting flooring, water-resistant porcelain tiles cannot be beat.

This durability does come at a cost. The manufacturing process is more in-depth with the clay being heated to higher temperatures and installation of porcelain tiles requires special tools. For a more budget-friendly option, ceramic tiles can offer a similar look for less money. While they are not as durable as porcelain, ceramic tiles can still offer a beautiful, long-lasting floor.

Stop by our showroom and see our wide range of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile or give us a call (603) 673-2201.