Porcelain vs Ceramic Tiles for your Floors.  Is the Extra Cost of Porcelain Tile worth the Investment?

Photo by: Breakwater Design & Build, Inc Tile in the entry of a home in Rockland, ME


I do believe Porcelain tiles are worth the extra expense, although little difference in the materials used to make the tile, Porcelain tile is fired for a longer time. As a result, porcelain tiles are more rugged making them ideal for harsher applications such as flooring. Also, because of their higher density, porcelain tiles are less likely to absorb moisture (0.5%) which makes them more durable and more resistant to staining. Porcelain For a few hundred dollars you’re going to get a lot more mileage out of your floor tiles. The installation is much more expensive than the materials so why not buy a tile that will last a lifetime so that you only have to pay for installation once.


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