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What is the Difference Between Porcelain Tiles and Ceramic Tiles?
What is the difference?

Our Range Of Tiles In Borehamwood

At Tile  we understand quality and diversity when it comes to tiles. That’s why we stock a large selection of tiles which can cater to your needs when renovating. At our tile showroom in Borehamwood we stock stylish and the highest quality porcelain, ceramic, stone, mosaic, sparkle, plain, and gloss tiles that can really bring beauty, luxury and sophistication to any home.
Is one better than the other? Which do I need? These are common questions we get asked so let us clarify any doubts you may have. The key difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles is that a porcelain tile is denser and less permeable than a ceramic tile, even though they look the same. In simpler terms this means a porcelain tile is much more hard wearing and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the extra density is a result of a slightly different manufacturing method. Whilst ceramic tiles are only recommended for internal walls and floors, porcelain tiles are a more common choice for floors that expect heavier traffic; i.e. hallways, kitchen floors and commercial applications as they are highly resistant to scratching and chipping. There are two types of porcelain tiles – through-body porcelain and glazed porcelain. Through-body porcelain is where the tile has no glaze so the colour/design is the same all the way through so if there was any wear or chips to the tile it’d be very difficult to see. Glazed porcelain is where the tile has been manufactured with a glaze applied to the tile face. In this case the body of the tile is just as hard wearing as a through body porcelain however the glaze has the same characteristics as the glaze on a ceramic tile


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