Ceramic and porcelain
tile flooring are often spoken of interchangeably. In actuality, there are a couple of differences between the two:
First, there are the materials used in making them - porcelain uses a higher quality of clay, while ceramic mixes lower quality clay with other materials and is usually glazed. Second, porcelain tile also has a higher water resistance, making it more popular for areas where dampness, humidity and spills might often occur.
Natural stone tile
consists of slate, marble, granite, travertine and more, and is a great choice for areas where dampness is not an issue. Many homeowners choose this floor covering, because it is durable and has a classic, earthy look that is hard to match.
Tile floors makes an excellent addition to nearly any room. If used in high traffic areas, it’s important to make sure you have a tile that is dense, able to withstand traffic and that there is proper slip resistance on the surface of the tile.
Most people choose to place tile in kitchens, bathrooms, foyers and even family rooms. Not only is tile a great surface for flooring, it’s also a great design element, since style and color options are so plentiful.