You may have heard that ceramic and porcelain tile can be used interchangeably, but there are actually some differences between the two. While they are not drastic differences, they might be enough to make you prefer one over the other.
At Bennett's Carpets, Inc., we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your flooring. So, we are going to disclose the most important details about each.
Ceramic tile is manufactured using either red or white clay. After being formed and glazed, if a glaze is used, it is then fired in a kiln to finish it off. With ceramic tile, you have lots more options as far as color and design are concerned. The glaze used to finish the tile is a glass than can be designed with any color or design scheme, so that your options are nearly endless.
Some of the drawbacks to ceramic tile include the fact that chips and cracks will show easily. Since the glaze is usually a different color from the interior clay, it’s easy to notice. It’s also not as dense and porcelain tile, and therefore not as resistant to water. This makes it a less than perfect choice for rooms where moisture and humidity are common.