Ceramic & porcelain and their amazing attributes
Many of our customers come to us with the notion that ceramic & porcelain tile are one and the same product. It’s true that thereare a lot of similarities; however, there are enough differences that they are two distinct products. With that said, it’s also true that they can both be used in the same home with amazing continuity.
By using both ceramic & porcelain tile, you can havethe best of the both worlds that these material offer. While porcelain offers a beautiful, all natural look in addition to amazing durability, denseness and water resistance, ceramic offers brightly colored artistic pieces that can be used in intricate mosaic creation. Additionally, ceramic is also durable and offers resistance to water.
Porcelain tile is most often considered for use in bathrooms and showers. With the right slip-resistant glaze, it’s a safe alternative to other hard surface flooring, andcan even be used inside the shower. Some homeowners even opt to use these on the wall of their shower as well, with amazing results. However, this certainly isn’t the only use for these products.
Used anywhere in the home, they create an amazing look that is just as unique as you. Design possibilities, especially with ceramic, are nearly endless, as you can create using any combination of colors, sizes, shapes, and arrangements.
Glazed and unglazed flooring tile
Glazed tile is the most popular type of tile used for countertops, accent pieces, and back-splashes. After the tile has been fired in a kiln, colors are added to it, thus creating a glass-like, shiny surface that is very easy to maintain, yet very durable.
Unglazed tile, or quarry tile, does not have any colors added to it. It is generally presented in its natural state, and is popular as a flooring tile option.