Porcelain and ceramic tile flooring are made of two types of clay, and thus, there are differences between the two materials. In addition, the materials differ because they are hardened in a kiln at different temperatures.
But both porcelain and ceramic tile are durable, and regardless of which one you pick, you have a choice of tile sizes that range from mosaic to large format.
The most typical ceramic tile floor features standard-sized tiles, including the always popular 12-inch by 12-inch tile, solid-colored or straightforward in design. Ceramic is made of coarse clay that absorbs water, so only a glazed tile is waterproof.
This floor covering is ideal for a medium-traffic area, and it can effectively be placed over a radiant heating system.
Ceramic retains it 'like new' look for many years, but porcelain tiles are superior, so expect to pay more. Porcelain tile is made of fine clay hardened in a kiln at a higher temperature than ceramic tile.
As a result, it is denser and harder than ceramic, naturally waterproof, and tolerant of heavy foot traffic. Wood and stone-look styles are trendy.
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We're known for our extensive in-stock inventory that we sell at discounted prices. When you meet our helpful flooring specialists and see our well-organized and brightly-lit showroom, we're sure you'll agree that we offer a customer-friendly shopping experience.
Family-owned Christoff and Sons Floorcovering, founded in 1979, brings clay-based tile flooring, free estimates, and services to an area in Michigan that includes Jackson, Chelsea, Albion, Adrian, and Hillsdale.
You will find expert installers and creative design consultants when you come to Christoff and Sons Floorcovering for your tile flooring upgrade. We look forward to meeting you at our showroom in Jackson, MI.