Is there a difference between ceramic and porcelain tile?
Both ceramic and porcelain are seen as the “go to” choice when it comes to tile materials and there are a lot of similarities between the two. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are both are made from clay and other natural materials, then fired in a kiln, but there are certain factors that result in the differences between the two types of tile.
Porcelain tiles are made from a clay that is more refined and purified than the clay used to make ceramic tiles. The tiles are then fired in the kiln at a greater pressure and higher temperature than ceramic tile is fired at. The result of this process is a leads a harder material with greater design flexibility than ceramic.
Tiles made from porcelain are offered in a large range of sizes because of it’s durability. The edges of porcelain tiles can be rectified, making it a perfect material choice for large format tiles.