Difference between ceramic and porcelain tile

Ceramic tiles are usually produced from red or white clay, finished with a glaze and fired in a kiln. They are suitable for both walls and floors in light to moderate traffic areas. Porcelain tiles are produced from porcelain clays and are usually a lot denser than a regular ceramic tile. These tiles are suitable for all residential and some commercial areas where there is high traffic. ‘Full bodied’ or ‘Through’ porcelains contain the colour or pattern all the way through the tile whereas glazed tiles have a sprayed or dipped glaze mixture added which is then fired onto the surface. This is why porcelain tiles are more suitable for high-wear commercial environments.

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