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Everything You Need to Know About Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Flooring



Are you looking for a flooring option that is durable, low-maintenance, and stylish? If so, tile flooring might be the perfect choice for you. But before you make a decision, it’s important to understand the difference between ceramic tile and porcelain tile. Keep reading to find out which one is right for your home.


Ceramic Tile Flooring

Ceramic tiles are made from clay that has been fired in a kiln and glazed with a decorative coating. These tiles are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. Ceramic tiles are also relatively inexpensive compared to other types of flooring and can easily be installed on your own without professional help. That said because ceramic tile is porous it needs to be sealed regularly to prevent moisture from seeping into the tile and damaging it.


Porcelain Tile Flooring

Porcelain tiles are similar to ceramic tiles but they are made from more finely ground clay that has been fired at higher temperatures than ceramic tiles. This makes them denser and less porous than ceramic tiles which means they don’t need to be sealed as often (if at all). Porcelain tiles also come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures but they tend to cost more than ceramic tiles due to their durability.


When it comes to choosing the right type of tile for your home’s flooring needs, there are many factors that should influence your decision. From style preferences to budget concerns, there is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to selecting the best type of tile for your home. However, by understanding the differences between ceramic and porcelain tile you can make an informed decision that will meet both your aesthetic needs as well as your budget requirements. No matter which type of tile you choose, you can rest assured knowing that either option will provide a long-lasting beautiful solution for your home’s flooring needs!


Are you ready to book a flooring installation with our team at Norman's? Contact us today to speak with a member of our flooring design team!

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