Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Ceramic and porcelain tile are excellent choices for flooring in your home. They fit an array of décor styles, they’re great under heavy foot traffic in most cases, and they are simply gorgeous when used as a decorating focal point. Still, many people don’t know all the facts when it comes to tile. Some people even think that ceramic tile and porcelain tile are the same thing. They are quite similar, but the differences matter enough so that you should at least know what they are.
The Difference Between Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Porcelain tile is made with only the best quality materials and fired in a very hot kiln. Because of this, it is definitely the harder of the two tiles and the absolute best to use in high traffic areas of your home. It’s also more resistant to water, moisture and humidity, making it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Ceramic tile uses a more mixed array of materials, some of lower quality than those used in porcelain tile making. Because of this, the colors of the tile exterior and interior are usually different. This is why ceramic tile is usually coated with a colored glaze, so that all the tiles will match or can be used in the same scheme. Porcelain tile, however, maintains the same color throughout and even if it becomes chipped, it’s very hard to tell.
Tile gives you a great medium with which to design, whether you use porcelain or ceramic. With porcelain, you’ll get a nice rich look that is very natural and pleasing to the eye. Ceramic tile gives you a wide array of colors and styles to choose from,and allows you to make interesting designs and mosaics as well. With ceramic tile, you can place a particular design anywhere you’d like, border a room, or even come up with your own design. The sky's the limit when it comes to designing with tile, and you’re sure to love the finished product.
We can Help You Find the Perfect Tile Flooring
Action Carpet and Cleaning Company would be more than happy to help you find the perfect ceramic or porcelain tiles for your floor. We service the areas of Easton, Eastern Shore, Cambridge, Kent Island, and Saint Michaels, Maryland with a showroom located in Easton, Maryland. We invite you to stop by at your convenience to have a look at our complete line of ceramic and porcelain tile.