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One of the most important factors to consider when selecting a floor material is how it will look in the space it will be installed in.
Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles are both popular options for flooring and wall coverings but there are some key difference between them.
Here are some differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles :
- Water Absorption The main difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles is the rate of water they absorb.
- Porcelain tiles absorb less than 0.5% of water whilst ceramic and other non-porcelain tiles will absorb more.
- This is down to the stuff used to make porcelain tiles. The clay is denser and so less porous.
- Durability Porcelain is more durable than ceramic tile, thanks to the high temperature at which it is fired.
- Porcelain tiles are denser and harder than ceramic tiles, making them more resistant to scratches and chips.
- Cost Ceramic tile is cheaper than porcelain tile. Ceramic tile tends to run about 60- to 70-percent of the cost of porcelain tile, on average.
- Surface Porcelain tile typically receives a surface glazing treatment—a coating of liquefied glass material—while some forms of ceramic tile are left unglazed.
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