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What’s The Difference Between Ceramic And Porcelain Tile Flooring?




If you find yourself attempting to choose between ceramic and porcelain floor tile, you probably want to know what the difference is between the two.

We will give you a brief answer to that question in today's post, so follow along to learn more about these materials.


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Ceramic and porcelain tile are so similar they are often referred to as the same thing; however, there are slight differences that may make one of them a better option for specific areas of your home.

For instance, one of the most important differences, though it isn't readily seen with the eye, is the amount of water they absorb.

Also, since porcelain is created primarily with clay, you will find these products less porous because of the added density of the materials, and therefore more water resistance.

When it comes to appearance, porcelain tiles feature a color that goes through the entire tile, while ceramic is often glazed to cover its different core colors.

The most significant advantage to choosing porcelain over tile in this situation is that cracks and chips are readily apparent if they happen.


Visit our tile store today for the best options

At Kluesner Flooring, we are a tile store that offers an outstanding selection of materials, including porcelain and ceramic tile, to meet your most pressing needs.

When you speak with one of our experienced associates, you will quickly find the answers you need, the materials you want, and the services that bring them all together.

From our Manchester, IA showroom, we cater to Edgewood, Farley, Peosta, and surrounding areas, and we look forward to helping you find your best flooring as well.

So be sure to visit our full-service at your convenience for the flooring you will enjoy for years to come.

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