If you consider tile flooring for your home, you might wonder about the difference between porcelain and ceramic and if that will matter to you. In today's post, we are going to discuss a few of those differences, as well as some similarities, so that you can make an excellent flooring decision for your home.
Choosing the perfect tile flooring is easier than you think
Porcelain and tile are similar and have even been spoken of interchangeably in many areas. However, there are a few differences that might make one better for your home than the other, and we’re here to let you know about them.
While both materials are made with all-natural materials, porcelain uses only the finest natural clays available and is fired in the hottest kilns. Ceramic utilizes other natural materials, including sand and feldspar, which lowers the temperature required to create a suitable, strong tile.
The difference in composition materials means that porcelain has a through-body color scheme that helps hide cracks and chips if they occur, while ceramic has a differently colored interior and is therefore often colored with bright liquid glass glazes. Porcelain is usually covered with clear glazing to allow natural, rustic beauty to shine through.
Find the porcelain and ceramic tiles you’ll love
As a reputable tile shop in Claysburg, PA, Carpet Depot Home Center is your go-to tile source, no matter how large or small your project. We offer excellent materials and all the services that turn them into the tile flooring of your dreams in no time.
We proudly serve Claysburg, Duncansville, Pleasantville, Blair County, Bedford County, and Cambria County, PA, all from our Claysburg, PA showroom location. We invite you to visit us there for the porcelain and ceramic tiles you'll enjoy for decades to come.