Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are time-honored favorites for bathrooms and kitchens. Both are long-lasting, but porcelain is the better material for high-traffic areas. Porcelain is the most durable tile material on the market. As you may expect, it is more costly than ceramic. If you compare the characteristics of each type of tile, you can determine which one is best for you. Regardless of which you choose, you can find a large selection of styles at Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center, a tile store in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Ceramic is made of coarse clay, and since it is porous, only glazed ceramic tile is waterproof. The glaze protects the tile from stains as well as water. Most tile is a solid color, and standard sizes are numerous. Some of the most common sizes are 12-inch × 12-inch, 18-inch × 18-inch, and 12-inch × 24-inch. Colored grout, which is usually sealed to increase durability, can be used to accentuate the color of the tile.
Porcelain tile is made of fine kaolin clay and fired at a higher temperature than ceramic. Harder and denser porcelain is inherently waterproof. Wood-look and stone look tiles are trendy. A color-body porcelain tile has a texture or decorative pattern on the surface, while the body is a solid color. A through-body porcelain tile has no surface glaze, and the color is the same throughout the tile.
Locally-owned Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center is more than a tile shop. We provide services that include residential and commercial installation and free virtual consultations that allow you to shop from home. We have been serving northeast Ohio since 1974. Solon, Hudson, Aurora, and Macedonia are located in our service area. We invite you to our showroom to view tile from top companies like Shaw, Dal-Tile, and American Olean. Our specialists are happy to assist you with your floor tile upgrade.