Some people consider ceramic and porcelain tile as the same product. It’s true that they are similar, but there are some differences that set them apart, while not particularly making one better for the other. The ultimate determining factor is, which one fits your needs best.
Porcelain tile is created using high quality clays that are formed into tiles, and then fired in very hot kilns. The entire process creates a tile that is very hard, dense and resistant to water, moisture and humidity. This makes it an excellent choice for bathrooms and kitchens, while still being suitable for foyers, living areas and even bedrooms.
This floor covering has a natural, through-body color that gives it a very earthy look. Those who want an earthy look often turn to this flooring as a foundation for that look. It also helps to mask or hide certain imperfections such as cracks or chips. Since the color does not change throughout the entirety of the tile, they won’t show as much if they do happen. While no one wants chipped floors, it can go a long way in allowing you to put off replacing those tiles until the best possible time.
Be sure to speak to your flooring professional about the hardness rating of these tiles, so that you’ll get the best possible product for each room. Also, ask about the installation process, and why it’s best to not try to install porcelain tile by yourself.