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.
Some homeowners enjoy a good DIY project, but these tiles are not the place to start. This especially holds true for porcelain tiles. One could possibly get away with a DIY ceramic tile install, but porcelain is a much harder job. Due to its hardness and density, they are very easy to break when installing. It's best to allow a professional to do this job.
Our showroom is located in Dunedin, Tampa, and Holiday, FL. At Dunedin Floors and Granite, we would be happy to talk with you about ceramic or porcelain tile.