What is the difference between ceramic and porcelain tile?


They're both durable, attractive, and easy to clean. But the differences between ceramic and porcelain tile may make one better than the other for your application. And while this floor tile is most often installed in the kitchen and bathroom, you may want to consider it for different rooms, too. Keep in mind that you can pair this flooring with a radiant heat system or area rugs. Capitol Carpet & Tile, a tile store that serves Palm Beach and Broward counties, offers a large selection of ceramic and porcelain tile. For added convenience, we provide a free shop at home service.

Looks


Most often, budget-friendly ceramic tile is found in solid colors and standard sizes. Porcelain tile designs are numerous, but styles that mimic wood and stone flooring are trendy. Sizes range from mosaic tiles, 2-inch or smaller squares, to large format tiles, 8-inch x 8-inch and greater.

Composition


Ceramic and porcelain are made of different types of clay, and then the tile is hardened in a kiln at different temperatures. Because of these two factors, porcelain is denser and harder than ceramic. Density determines water absorption. While porcelain is naturally waterproof, ceramic must be glazed to repel water.

Capitol Carpet & Tile is more than a tile shop. We are a Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer, and thus we can offer extended volume-based discount pricing on window treatments and extended warranties, and access to company promotions. Our services include installation and interior design. Flooring and window treatment estimates are free. We bring products and services to South Florida, an area that provides for Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach. We invite you to visit one of our five conveniently located showrooms. Our flooring specialists can help you with your floor tile project.