They're often used interchangeably, but porcelain and ceramic tiles behave differently in specific installations. Here's what you should know
This is ceramic but with a different construction. It's made of non-absorbent clay combined with sand and glass.
The result is a heavy, dense floor tile used in heavily trafficked areas, such as the kitchen.
This large format tile also comes in countless colors and designs. It is often preferred for wood, stone, and encaustic-style mimics.
Both Contessa, a marble look by Emser, and Artisan Wood by Interceramic are made from porcelain. Both are on our website.
Not all tile is the same
Remember, anything composed of clay is considered a type of ceramic. Therefore, they all have different strength and absorbency levels that determine where and how they are used.
One thing is for sure! When you walk into a flooring store, you'll see an unlimited number of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes.
Just be sure to use the right one for your project. For example, porcelain is ultra-strong and can be used indoors or out.
The 4 X 4 square is thinner but especially tough when glazed. As a result, it's ideal for indoor, moderately foot-trafficked rooms.
Terracotta bricks are ultra-strong and can be used indoors or out. Mosaics are tiny but durable and trending for bathroom floors.
Mosaics should be kept indoors. Subways are used indoors on very low-traffic floors, like the bedroom. Our tile shop staff will advise you accordingly.
Floor tile can be used on walls, but never the other way around
A wall tile cannot bear the strength of peoples' weights. These tiles are often more slippery as well.
Floor tiles are thicker with non-skid surfaces. They are highly designed and can be used on walls. But wall tiles are not used on floors.
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