Ceramic and porcelain tile, while often spoken of interchangeably, are two different types of flooring. Porcelain uses very high-quality
clay that is formed and then fired in an extremely hot kiln. These tiles are usually the same color throughout,
and are sometimes only glazed with a clear glaze, so the true beauty of the natural material can show through.
Ceramic still uses clay, mixed with other natural resources. However, because it uses a lower quality clay, it is often not the same color throughout. This means that chips and cracks will show much more easily than it would on porcelain. For this reason, ceramic is often covered with brightly colored glazes, making them a wonderful design option.
Both ceramic and porcelain have a degree of water resistance. Porcelain has the most water resistance, as it is denser and harder than ceramic. These make great additions in the bathroom, but you might want to add slip resistance for safety reasons, especially if used inside the shower. This can be applied as grit, or a roughened exterior that makes slipping less likely to occur.
Cleaning up your tile floors is easy. All you’ll need to do is sweep and follow with a warm, damp mop. You’ll have beautiful like-new floors for years to come.