Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are very similar but there are some clear differences. To point out the similarities, they are both made from finely packed dirt and other material. However, porcelain tiles are made out of finer, denser materials that are packed tile. This makes it one of the most durable, long-lasting tiles and is the most resistant to breaks from drops and damage. Porcelain tile also can be put outside because it doesn’t absorb water like a ceramic would. Coupled with its functionality is its beauty; coming in a variety of colors and shapes it’s sure to be a timeless addition to your home. Porcelain is also easy to clean and has a 0.5% water absorption rate so is great for bathrooms and kitchens.
Ceramic Tiles fall under the same family of Porcelain tiles, both come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. The main difference is that ceramic has a higher water absorption meaning that if they were placed outside and froze, it would be prone to cracking. That being said, we recommend ceramic tiles for inside use like in living and dining rooms. Oh, and did we mention Ceramic easy to clean and very affordable!