What’s is the difference between Porcelain Tile and Ceramic Tile? This is a common question among people who are shopping for tile in Jupiter, Fl.
At The Stone Quarry of Jupiter we have a wide assortment of both types of tile. Each has it’s uses, which we will discuss.
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In order to be called a Porcelain Tile, the tile must pass a few tests. The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association in conjunction with the Tile Council of North America launched a certification program in 2007.
One of the key tests is based on how much water the tile absorbs. The tile must absorb .5% or less in order to be classified as a porcelain tile.
To read more about the specifications go here: https://www.tcnatile.com/porcelain.html
|Design Choices||Many Patterns & Designs||Many Choices|
|$$$||Costs More||Cost Less|
|Water Absorption||Absorbs Less||Absorbs More|
|Cleanability||Easy to clean||Can be more difficult to clean|
|Exterior Use||Won’t Freeze thaw||Could Crack|