Porcelain tile has many of the same characteristics as ceramic tile, including the ingredient makeup. However, there are some differences that set porcelain apart from ceramic.
Porcelain is much harder and stronger than ceramic tile, which makes them perfect for even the most-high traffic areas of your home. You will see very little in the way of wear on porcelain in these areas. Since porcelain tiles are less porous than ceramic, they are far less likely to soak up stains. Spilled drinks, food and even chemicals are little match for the stain resistance of this tile. And just as ceramic, porcelain tiles are very easy to clean and do not require sealing, waxing or polishing to maintain their beauty.