Homeowners are installing tiles in each room of their homes for décor reasons as well as convenience of keeping their home clean and the durability of the tiles. But what homeowners’ question is what type to of tiles to use. Porcelain tile? Or ceramic tile? What is the difference?
Ceramic tiles are made from clay or a mixture of clay and other materials, then left to dry in the sun or kiln fired. These tiles can be split into two groups, porcelain tiles and non-porcelain tiles. These non-porcelain tiles are frequently referred to as ceramic tiles by themselves, separate from porcelain tiles.
The construction of ceramic tiles formed the basis for the Porcelanosa Group. This is why Porcelanosa tiles stand out because they choose white clays as the raw material to manufacture higher quality wall and floor tiles. Porcelanosa is a trendsetter in the tile industry and today the range of its tile offering includes ceramic tiles, innovative ceramic mosaics, through body and colored body porcelain tiles, wood look tiles, and the recently added extra thin and large laminate porcelain tiles.
Porcelain tile is a tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays which result in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain tiles usually have a much lower water absorption rate (less than 0.5%) than non-porcelain tiles making them frost resistant or frost-proof. Glazed porcelain tiles are much harder and more wear and damage resistant than non-porcelain ceramic tiles, making them suitable for any application from light traffic to the heaviest residential and light commercial traffic. Full body porcelain tiles carry the color and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile making them virtually impervious to wear and are suitable for any application from residential to the highest traffic commercial or industrial applications. Porcelain tiles are available in matte, un-glazed or a high polished finish.
Porcelanosa, always at the head of research and development, uses the latest technologies for the production of its porcelain tiles. Porcelanosa offers a variety of colored body porcelain tiles that is suitable for any contemporary or traditional style. Specializing in large size porcelain tiles, the tiles have a layer of glaze that provides the porcelain tiles with their various and realistic tile textures, finishes and designs, while maintaining the superior performance characteristics inherent to the porcelain tiles.
So, whether you choose ceramic or porcelain tiles, Porcelanosa products are available in many colors, textures, sizes and shapes. Reflecting a European style with traditional and contemporary tile, faucets, and other bathroom and kitchen collections. Stop by our showroom or shop at our online store Plumbtile.com now to see the variety of tiles!