Wood-look porcelain tile in a Lakewood Ranch, FL home

The difference between ceramic and porcelain tile flooring

What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles? They are pretty similar materials, but some subtle differences may be of importance to you. Let's talk more about that.

Porcelain or ceramic tiles?

Porcelain is created using only the highest quality clays to form tiles and then fired in extremely hot kilns. The result is a dense, hard product and offers a through-body color scheme that hides chips and cracks if they happen.

Ceramic tile also utilizes great clay options but also includes other all-natural materials such as feldspar. Since they are fired at lower temperatures than porcelain, they aren't quite as hard or impervious to water, but the average homeowner will hardly tell the difference.

The difference you'll be able to see for yourself is that ceramics are usually covered with bright, liquid glass glazes. At the same time, porcelain can tolerate a clear coating or a textured finish for slip resistance. As a result, you'll find they both add to your interior d?cor with stunning colors, patterns, and formats that allow you to create a look that is all your own.

When you're ready to see the vast selection of choices available to you, be sure to visit us at your convenience. Our associates are always ready to help you create your perfect tile floors.

We offer exceptional tile for all your needs

When you need tile in Lakewood Ranch, FL, LG Kramer Flooring is a great place to find all the products and services you need for any room in your home. We offer an outstanding inventory of materials and experienced associates who are entirely dedicated to your best results.

From our Lakewood Ranch, FL showroom, we serve residents of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Longboat Key, and Naples, FL, and we'd love to work with you too. So be sure to stop by today for tile flooring options you'll love.