Porcelain and ceramic tiles are popular choices for flooring and wall coverings due to their durability and versatility. Both materials have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, and it's important to consider these when making your selection. Here are some of the pros and cons of porcelain and ceramic tiles to help you make an informed decision.
Pros of Porcelain Tiles:
Durability: 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.
Water Resistance: 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.
Design: 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.
Cons of Porcelain Tiles:
Cost: Porcelain tiles are generally more expensive than ceramic tiles.
Slipperiness: Porcelain tiles can be slippery when wet, however they are also available in anti slip finishes. Make sure you ask for a slip resistant tile when selecting for outdoor areas.
Pros of Ceramic Tiles:
Cost: Ceramic tiles are generally more affordable than porcelain tiles.
Design: Ceramic tiles come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes and are available in a variety of sizes.
Cons of Ceramic Tiles:
Durability: Ceramic tiles are made from a less dense and softer type of clay, which is fired at a lower temperature, making them less durable and resistant to wear and tear than porcelain tiles.
Water Absorption: Ceramic tiles have a higher water absorption rate than porcelain tiles, making them less suitable for areas of the home that are exposed to water, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
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.