Tile flooring has been a popular option in the Clearwater, Seminole & Largo area for many years. It’s not hard to understand why. It’s durable, beautiful, and helps to keep rooms cool during our warm summers. Porcelain tile is a favorite of our customers at Floor Coverings International Seminole, but even within this category of tile there are multiple options to choose from. One thing to consider is if you want porcelain or non-porcelain tiles. Not sure what the difference is? Read on to learn some useful facts about these quality tile options!
What’s the Difference?
Porcelain tiles are actually a type of ceramic tile. Though you might associate the name with fancy, porcelain dishware, these tiles aren’t quite made from the same material. They are still made from ceramic, but with some added materials and a slightly different manufacturing process. The main difference is that porcelain tiles are more water resistant.
One of the most important benefits of porcelain is its water resistance. Porcelain is virtually impervious to water. This makes it a very popular tile option for bathroom floors, walls, and showers.
Porcelain tiles are harder than ceramic. This is an added durability benefit, but some people prefer the softer feel of ceramic. You can offset the hardness of porcelain by adding mats and rugs to your floor.
What’s Right For You?
It’s up to you to decide what type of tile is right for your home. Thanks to how popular ceramic and porcelain tiles are, there are a ton of size and color options to choose from. If you are installing your flooring somewhere that often sees a lot of moisture, porcelain tile might be the right choice.
Have questions about choosing the right flooring for your home or business? Contact Floor Coverings International Seminole today. We offer free consultations and estimates to the Clearwater, Seminole & Largo area.
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