If you're interested in adding tile flooring to your kitchen, bathroom, or outside patio area, you will likely need to decide between ceramic and porcelain tile. Both are durable, stain and water resistant, and dimensionally stable, but each does have unique advantages.
What Are the Different Types of Tile?
Ceramic tiles are made with white, red, or brown clay, and they are a perfect choice for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, or any other indoor space that is prone to moisture. They are also extremely versatile when it comes to design, since there are so many colors, sizes, and patterns available. Ceramic tiles are not only suitable for floors, but for walls and backsplashes as well! These wall and backsplash tiles are usually smaller and thinner than floor tiles, but they still remain durable and water resistant. But, ceramic tiles are not totally waterproof, and they also are not suited for changing weather conditions. They are therefore best for indoor use.
Porcelain tiles, which are made with white clay, are suitable for outdoor use. Porcelain has fewer impurities than ceramic tile, and it is harder, stronger, and more water resistant than ceramic. As a result, porcelain tiles can withstand changing weather conditions. Furthermore, porcelain tiles are more slip resistant than ceramic tiles. So, porcelain is better for commercial use as well. Another advantage of porcelain is that it can be repaired more easily than ceramic if it is scratched or chipped.
Our Tile Selection
Visit Gordon’s Carpet One Floor & Home in El Centro to check out our selection of tiles. We carry brands such as Daltile, Happy Floors, Mohawk, and American Olean.
We have a great selection of porcelain wood look tile options. We even have styles that offer distressed wood looks.
Learn About Tile
When choosing a new floor for your home, you want something that is good looking and functional. Tile has both of those features and even more. Learn more about why you should choose tile flooring.Why Choose Tile?
Tile is a waterproof flooring option that is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Not only can you install tile on the floor, but you can also install tile on walls and in shower stalls as well.Is Tile Waterproof?