When it comes to choosing tiles for your home, porcelain and ceramic are two popular options. Both materials have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, and it's important to consider these when making your selection. This comparison guide will help you understand the key differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles, and what to consider when making your choice.
Porcelain tiles are made from a denser and harder type of clay, which is fired at a higher temperature than ceramic tiles. This makes them more durable and resistant to wear and tear. Ceramic tiles, on the other hand, are made from a less dense and softer type of clay, which is fired at a lower temperature.
Porcelain tiles have a lower water absorption rate than ceramic tiles, making them ideal for areas of the home that are exposed to water, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Ceramic tiles have a higher water absorption rate, making them less suitable for these areas.
Porcelain tiles come in a variety of colors, patterns, and finishes and can be used to create a wide range of looks. They are also available in large format sizes. Ceramic tiles come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes, but are generally smaller in size.
Porcelain tiles are generally more expensive than ceramic tiles, but the added durability and resistance to wear and tear make them a more cost-effective option in the long run.
Porcelain tiles are more durable and resistant to wear and tear than ceramic tiles. They are also less likely to chip or crack. Ceramic tiles are less durable and may be more prone to chipping or cracking.
When choosing between porcelain and ceramic tiles, it's important to consider the specific needs of your home. For high traffic areas or rooms exposed to water, porcelain tiles are a better choice. For areas that see less foot traffic, ceramic tiles may be a more cost-effective option.
Visit our showroom at 83 Lawrence Drive, Nerang QLD Australia to see the wide variety of porcelain and ceramic tile options available, and talk to our experts to help you make the best choice for your home.