Eternally stylish and ever-so-eclectic, tile gives us a world of creative opportunities, while protecting some of our home’s must vulnerable spots. Tile spans the full spectrum of colors and textures, and since tile is made of many different materials, you’ll discover options for both indoors and outdoors. Tile works well in bathrooms and kitchens, but its appeal certainly isn’t limited to these spaces. We carry a wide variety of tile, including tile made from porcelain, ceramic, and stone. What are the differences? Read on to learn more.
Porcelain tile is composed of naturally-sourced minerals and clay. These products are glazed before being fired in a hot kiln. Since porcelain is fired at a higher setting, the resulting tile is extremely dense and durable. It’s highly suited for outdoor use, and can also be used in moisture-prone areas. Its textured surface also guards against slips and falls, making it perfect for the area around your spa, pool, or shower.
Ceramic tile gets off to a similar start, although it gets kiln-finished at a lower setting. Because of this, ceramic isn’t quite as dense as its porcelain cousin, and is better reserved for indoor usage. Dent and scratch resistant, ceramic tile is beautiful in both commercial and residential settings and is made to last for generations.
Designed by Mother Nature herself, stone tile is made from slabs of natural minerals like slate, granite, quartz, and marble. Stone tile is sold both in its rough, natural state, as well as highly polished. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, and is incredibly resilient since it’s naturally suited for all types of climates.
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