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Tile

The difference between porcelain and ceramic tile? Both are made of clays and minerals, but porcelain is made with finer clay, similar to that found in chinaware, and fired at higher temperatures, so it's much stronger. In addition, porcelain doesn't absorb moisture, so it can be used just about anywhere, even outdoors. The difference between porcelain and natural stone? While porcelain tile looks like stone, it is just as strong and costs less. One of the biggest advantages of all is that unlike stone, it has more consistent shade variations, so it's easier to create a uniform, cohesive design on the floor. With porcelain, there's no waiting for a consistent lot from the quarry like there is with stone, where colors can vary so much from quarry to quarry.

Manufacturers

  • Shaw Flooring
  • Lauzon
  • Mohawk
  • Vintage
  • Armstrong
  • Kahrs
  • Old Master
  • Mannington
  • Royal Dutch
  • Wilson Art
  • Catalina
  • Greenwood Bamboo
  • Royalty
  • Quick Step
  • Camelot
  • Karndean
  • Gulistan