Is Porcelain or Ceramic Tile Best For Your New Floors?

So you’re looking into brand new tile flooring, but you’re not sure how to start. Well, look no further, because we can definitely get you headed in the right direction.

Is Porcelain or Ceramic Tile Best For Your New Floors?

It’s important to understand that tile isn’t just some recent flooring concept. It dates back as far as 4,000 BC, and possibly further, having been used in ancient homes and palaces. Those ancient societies knew what we still know today. That tile is incredibly durable, has an impressive life span, and can be used in almost endless decorative configurations.

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is made with only the highest quality clays and is denser and more water resistant than most other tiles. Due to the clay quality, porcelain is often glazed only with a clear coat, so the natural beauty of each piece can shine through. To create a truly natural look, you can handpick each and every tile personally, to get exactly the result you’re looking for in a floor covering.

If you prefer, you can maintain the continuity of your look by taking porcelain tiles right into the shower with you. With the simple addition of a gritty glaze, it will make a safe and gorgeous addition to any bathroom. Use them as wall accents to complete the look, and continue to pull all the elements together.

Ceramic Tile

High-quality clay is also a main ingredient in ceramic tile, although other natural materials are used. This gives distinct variations of color throughout the tile, so many of these pieces are covered in brightly colored glazes. Because the styles can be so diverse, the sky is literally the limit when designing your space using tile. You can choose a solid color, create diverse and unique color patterns and combinations, or even create stunning mosaics for a space that is as distinct as you are.

For more information on how to choose the best tile for your own project, feel free to contact us today. We look forward to working with you.