Perhaps you are doing some research on what type of flooring to get for your home, and now you are down to either ceramic or porcelain. Both are fantastic options and do share similarities, but also have many differences as well. Below, we look at what's different between these two materials to hopefully give you a better idea of which one will work better for your home's needs. We will examine their make-up, pros, cons, best ways to use, cost, color, ease of use, and if the material is suitable for outdoor use.
Brown, red, or white clay. They are less dense and softer.Pros
Cutting is easier, and they are priced lower than porcelain.Cons
They absorb more water, which can lead to cracking when cold. More prone to staining, and less durable than porcelain tile. Best ways to use
They work well for walls, spaces with little to no moisture is ideal, and areas where foot traffic isn't too heavy.Cost
As previously mentioned above under pros, they are offered at lower price points compared to porcelain.Colour
The color of these tiles is provided by their outer layer of glaze.Ease of use
Because they are easier to cut, they are therefore easier to work with and deploy.Suitable for outdoor use
Unfortunately, because they are bad when it comes to water, they shouldn't be used outdoors.