Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile

Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile

Almost all homes have tile in a room or two. Tile is a must in bathrooms but we are also seeing clients put them in laundry rooms, mudrooms, kitchens, and more! 

Before you begin shopping for tile products, know the key differences between porcelain and ceramic tile!

Porcelain Tile

-Fired hotter and longer compared to ceramic
-Stronger and durable over time
-Decorative Porcelain tile options that can be sealed
-Typically available in more patterns and colors

Ceramic Tile
-Clay based 
-Fired at a lower temperature than porcelain
-Could be more likely to have water infiltration in certain situations compared to porcelain 
-Typically has more affordable options than porcelain

Both porcelain and ceramic tile can be a great addition to your home and easy to clean and maintain. They both have pros & cons, it is just all about finding the product that is the right fit for YOUR home. If you need help figuring out which product is best for you, stop in Mainstyle and let our team help!