Wondering about the differences between porcelain and ceramic tile? We’ve got the best comparison resource. People often have questions in regards to pricing, durability, lifespan and use in certain spaces. In short: which is better, porcelain or ceramic tile? Though there are a few differences that can determine which space is the best to use these tiles, there is not one that is inherently better than the other. Read on for answers to specific questions that we get asked a lot, and always remember to find your product online or check with your local sales rep for more information. Looking for a helping hand in the design process? Schedule a free design consultation with one of our tile experts to make sure you get it just right.
No, neither porcelain nor ceramic is inherently better than the other for bathrooms and showers. Simply check the tile’s recommended applications to see if it will work for your intended use. If you prefer your toes toasty warm, either ceramic or porcelain are great options because both are rated for in-floor heating. For more information on your specific product, please check with your supplier/vendor sales associate.
There is a myth that porcelain is less likely to absorb stains or scratches. We are here to inform you that this is not true. In fact, it all depends on the glaze. The water absorption rate of porcelain is lower, but this is not the only factor at play. Ultimately, the porousness of the glaze will determine the rate of stain absorption, not the underlying material. For more information on specific cleaning instructions, ask a sales associate.