Ceramic Vs. Porcelain Tiles
Although they belong to the same family, Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are more like cousins than twins. Some people will use the terms ‘Porcelain’ and ‘Ceramic’ tiles interchangeably, but there are a few differences.
This means one might be a little more advantageous for your project. Just something to keep in mind. Depending on how you plan to use your space, Porcelain or Ceramic tiles may suit you better.
Here’s how they differ and where they’re best used.
|Ceramics Tiles||Porcelain Tiles|
Ceramics is a class of material which is semi-crystalline, amorphous and inorganic in nature.
|Porcelain is a type of Ceramic made by the fusion of clays.|
Ceramics do not undergo a full vitrification process most of the time and remains porous if not glazed.
|Porcelain is completely vitrified and is impermeable even before glazing.|
Ceramics has a lower level of kaolin in it.
|Porcelain has a higher percentage of kaolin.|
Ceramics has a high water absorption rate.
|Porcelain has a higher water absorption rate.|
Ceramic is less expensive.
|Porcelain is more expensive.|
Ceramics is less durable compared to porcelain.
|Porcelain has higher durability.|
Ceramics is less dense when compared to Porcelain and therefore, Ceramic tiles are easier to cut.
|Porcelain is heavier than Ceramics and their tiles are more difficult to cut.|