Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

Tile Talk

Since launching our new line of Porcelain Pool Tile earlier this month, we''ve been getting a lot of questions about what makes porcelain tile better than ceramic tile. More commonly, the question is simply, "What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?" Glazed porcelain tiles, like the blue tiles used for this fountain, are a good choice for pools and spas. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile and nothing more.

Why You Might Want Porcelain Slab Countertops

JG Kitchens

I first spotted porcelain slab countertops in a European cabinet showroom in West Hollywood, either in 2009 or 2010. This modern porcelain slab is probably not what you picture when you hear “tile countertops.” ” (Photo Courtesy: Fondovalle / Ceramics of Italy Member Company). The post Why You Might Want Porcelain Slab Countertops comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold Kitchen, Bath And Wellness Design, LLC.


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Using Porcelain and Ceramic Tile in Outdoor Kitchens

Why Tile

Nature’s not the only beautiful thing to look at in an outdoor kitchen — with stunning porcelain and ceramic tile options, you can create an outdoor kitchen that will rival any area… The post Using Porcelain and Ceramic Tile in Outdoor Kitchens appeared first on Why Tile.

Easy Cleaning Tips for Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

Why Tile

The post Easy Cleaning Tips for Porcelain and Ceramic Tile appeared first on Why Tile. Tile Tips

Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

The London Tile Co.

If you’ve been on the hunt for new paving recently you have probably come across one or two products made from porcelain. Porcelain has a range of benefits when used outdoors but as it’s a relatively new product we have answered some of the most important questions about porcelain paving, if you have any others please feel free to comment below or get in touch. How is porcelain paving made? Porcelain and ceramic tiles are made in basically the same way.

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

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Low-Maintenance Benefits of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Why Tile

As with all ceramic tile, porcelain tile’s limitless design possibilities are matched by performance and functionality, including the following low-maintenance, cost-saving benefits.

Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Read on to explore design with these avant-garde applications: Ceramic Rugs. Ceramic tiles have changed the way architects approach exterior design.

Exploring the Typology of Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

While ceramic tiles are available in an abundance of sizes, shapes, formats and colors, did you know there are also different classifications of ceramic pieces? Read on as we delve into the various genres of ceramic pieces and the defining characteristics of each category: Wall Tile.

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. About Porcelain Tile. Why are large format tiles typically porcelain? Porcelain tile is fired at a higher temperature. It all equates to better durability and the ability to increase the size of surface area of porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is an excellent option for commercial or residential spaces. Featured Porcelain Collections.

Get the Look of Hand-Finished Italian Travertine with a Contemporary Feel

Rubble Tile

The beauty of the natural world is often found in its smallest details—and the same is true with the beauty of human craftsmanship. When it comes to natural stone, it’s the slight variations in color, shape, and texture that help to create the unique, organic.

Deciding Between Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

Conestoga Tile Blog

Source: Conestoga Tile via Houzz Ceramic and porcelain tiles are an absolutely beautiful addition within the kitchen. When installing tile in the kitchen , it can be difficult to choose between the two as so many people use the term “ceramic tile” as a generic ways to refer to all types of tile. Porcelain tile is composed of different clays and minerals, as well as feldspar. of the water will be absorbed into the porcelain tile.

At The Core of Ceramics

Tile of Spain USA

The architecture and design world is witnessing a resurgence of the fundamental nature of ceramics. Trends for 2019 have shown that there are two very different trends in evidence among the ceramic tile manufacturers’ offerings for the new year. Blog Bestile ceramic tile Cristal Estudio Ceramica natucer Porcelain tile Realonda Spanish Tile tile of spain

The Benefits of Porcelain Tiles

The London Tile Co.

While many of these materials have their positives, we believe that porcelain is the superior choice when it comes to floor material for your home. Porcelain tiles are made in a very similar way to ceramic tiles, however there are some differences that provide additional qualities to the material. Porcelain tiles are pressed at a higher pressue and fired at much higher temperatures than ceramic, making them denser and much less porous.

Classic Meets Contemporary at Rubble Tile: Semi Matte Porcelain that Wows

Rubble Tile

Adex USA’s highly functional and timely porcelain collection, Floor, is now available at Rubble Tile. Designers love the tiles’ natural semi matte glaze, classic shapes, and neutral colors that have made them a popular choice for both traditional and transitional spaces.

A Journey Through Ceramic Tile Categories

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tile is the perfect material to cover the walls and floors of various projects. The raw materials that make up ceramic pieces come from clay found within the Earth which are then fused with water and fire from kilns to create high quality tile. The process in which ceramic tiles are created makes them sustainable, resilient, functional and adaptable to any space.

Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

While children everywhere are going back to school, let’s go back to basics and learn about ceramic tile through a few of Architectural Ceramic’s collections: Basics, London, and City Hall. With a few simple lessons in science, geography and math, we’ll see how ceramics are classified, where they come from, and how adding any one of our ceramic collections to your project, equals a great space. The principles used to create ceramic tile are basic.

Tile Face-Off: Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

Decorative Materials

The most popular tile materials are porcelain and ceramic, and both offer their own features and benefits. Choosing the right tile is an important decision, and there are a number of factors to take into account. For example, you will need to consider the shape and size of your room, how your tile will be used, durability, lighting and, of course, your own personal style. Another consideration is the material from which the tile is made from.

Big Gets Bold: Ossido Gauged Porcelain Panels

Garden State Tile Blog

Big gets bold with Crossville’s Ossido porcelain tile panels by Laminam, available from Garden State Tile. Each panel evokes the look of materials left to weather and oxidize, capturing the perfect moment of nature’s transformation in porcelain.

Walk in Confidence with Porcelain Flooring

Garden State Tile Blog

The answer to this common question is almost always “porcelain.” Porcelain tile can be used virtually anywhere – floors, walls, showers, outdoors – and the list continues. Porcelain has a long history, dating back to 15 th century where it was used among the aristocrats.

Tile that Brings the Natural World into Your Living Space

Rubble Tile

Whether we’re talking about porcelain, ceramic, metal, stone, glass, or cement tile, the core materials from which all tile design stems are from the natural world.

Why You Should Upgrade to a Porcelain Countertops

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Why You Should Upgrade to a Porcelain Countertops appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Countertops Porcelain Ceramic Porcelain Tile countertop stone Tile

Del Conca USA’s Italian-Designed Porcelain Now Available Through Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

We’re excited to announce a brand new partnership with Del Conca USA, bringing dozens of new porcelain tile collections to our product mix. Offering a huge variety of styles to choose from, this Italian-designed porcelain line has the right look for any project.

Paving with Porcelain

Architectural Ceramics

February 2016 – Rockville, MD – Twice as thick as most tiles, Garden 2cm is one of Architectural Ceramic ‘s first outdoor pavers. Despite its exterior purpose, it is actually made out of porcelain, affording it all the same benefits – being frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable and easy to clean – yet Garden 2cm has an incredibly high breakage load (up to 2,000 pounds). GARDEN 2CM HAS ALL THE BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN PLUS….

AlysEdwards Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Display in the Twin Cities

Rubble Tile

The collection, whose name translates to Inhabit the Earth, utilizes rich natural tones and is available in twelve colors of ceramic. Commercial Love the Look New Product affordable tile minneapolis backsplash bathroom Bathroom tile commercial design field tile Kitchen backsplash Kitchen tile modern porcelain tile minneapolis porcelain wall tile residential shower tile Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolisNow is the perfect time to head over to the showroom at Rubble Tile!

Championing Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

We all know that ceramic tile is the world’s greatest surface finish, with unsurpassed aesthetics, technical performance, practicality, architectural flexibility and eco-credentials. So, I would think, events like this should inspire the whole tile family to get together to champion ceramic tile and trumpet its many virtues as loudly as possible. News of Dal Tile’s efforts to support National Tile Day (23rd February) in the USA have got me thinking.

Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

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Why You Should Upgrade to Porcelain Countertops

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

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Ceramics Supporting the New Reality: Healthcare Sector Architecture

Tile of Spain USA

If there is one material that can offer that complete package, it is ceramic tile. Porcelanosa, Ródano Ceramic. Along similar lines, Rosa Gres has developed a porcelain stoneware called Biostop, a form of ceramic that prevents and inhibits the growth of pathogenic micro-organisms.

Porcelain, The Ultimate Outdoor Tile

Conestoga Tile Blog

For nearly 6,000 years, ancient architects have incorporated ceramic tile in their building projects. Ceramic tile was used during the construction of buildings, walkways, and courtyards. Its tough exterior shows to stand the test of time through Italian, Turkish, African and Mexican cultures, where you can still find ceramic tile in mint condition. Unlike ceramic tile, porcelain tile is impervious, meaning it has a water absorption rate of 0.5 Kasbah Museum.

Large Format Porcelain Panels

United Tile's Blog

We are seeing a huge rise in interest in large format porcelain panels. LAMINAM by Crossville’s offers the only design solution of their kind that can skin both floors and walls in durable, enviable ceramic style. This dramatic new dimension of porcelain tile offers panels in a thickness of 3+mm and 5.6mm. With these large format porcelain panels, you can get a great look, and cut demolition, installation, and downtime in half.

Living Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

Warp by Living Ceramics. As a Tile Addict I often stare out into the ceramic night sky to see if I can spot new stars through my tile-focussed telescope. It was in 2016 that I first came across Living Ceramics : one of the brightest additions to the ceramic tile firmament. Living Ceramics creates versatile ceramic solutions for interior design and architecture. Bera & Beren by Living Ceramics. Warp by Living Ceramics.

Classics Tide, by Mosa Tile, Brings a Touch of Classic to a Contemporary Ceramic

Rubble Tile

For over 130 years Mosa has been manufacturing tiles using the purest materials and the magic of innovative Dutch design. By embracing the Cradle to Cradle philosophy and a commitment to design, Mosa has become one of the most innovative and sustainable tile makers in.

Malibu with Terracotta Ceramic Tiles: A Historical Perspective

Tile Talk

Malibu glazed ceramic tiles meld beautifully with terracotta tiles along the walkways of the Adamson House. Filled with an entrepreneurial spirit, May Rindge started the firm after discovering her land was rich in the natural resources needed to manufacture ceramic tile. She wisely hired Rufus Keeler—a ceramist and draftsman whom many considered a ceramic genius for his secret glazes known for their color and clarity—as her plant manager,” according to the MAHF.


Making Tile Modern

It’s kind of our “thing,” and for years we’ve been stocking rockin’ tile blends in our Brio® vitreous glass tile line , our Lush® glass tile line , our ModDotz™ porcelain penny round tile collection , and we’ve been offering custom tile blends with our Brio® tile so our fabulous customers can create the tile blend of their dreams. " This gorgeous kitchen with all 7 colors of our 2x8 ceramic tiles was featured in At Home in Arkansas magazine.

The Art of Ceramics: Innovations with Tile of Spain

Kitchens for Living

Ceramic Solutions-Innovations Pushing Boundaries of Design was held at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, presented by Tile of Spain. This Congress Centre, located in Spain, exemplifies the structural use of ceramic tile. It is composed of ceramic pieces hung from a lightweight metal bar and bracket structure. Clay has been used in the arts since ancient times and ceramic tile has a long history as a covering, or finish material.

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Ceramic Connectivity

Diary of a Tile Addict

Well, the answer is that this collection is conceived like a geometric ceramic jigsaw puzzle. Brazil Coloured Tiles Glazed Tiles New Tile Designs Porcelain Tiles Tile Designers Tile Technology Artists ceramic Ceramic Tiles connect connectivity Creativity Design designer Diary of a Tile Addict geometric glass interior jigsaw laminate new Portinari tile Tile Addict tiles triangle woodConnect range by Portinari. So what, you may ask?

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Diary of a Tile Addict

Product quality, design, innovation, Italian origin, and sustainability are all key components of the Italian ceramic tile industry’s success. The intrinsic characteristics of ceramic products make them preferable to other materials in terms of their limited impacts over their life cycle.

A sector-specific eco-label for ceramic tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramics are a safe choice for the environment. And it is not just underfoot that the impact of tiles is felt; the construction industry has utilised ceramic tiles to create high-tech ventilated façades, as well as roofs and demonstrated that major energy savings can be made.

Rubble Tile Client Project Spotlight: Brookwood Beauty by David Lund Design

Rubble Tile

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Big And Beautiful – Gauged Porcelain Slabs

Conestoga Tile Blog

Always the pioneers in ceramic technology, they have once again developed a porcelain tile that is sure to change the interior and exterior ambiance of the world’s architectural structures. If you haven’t learned about gauged porcelain slabs yet, please read on. 60″ x 120″ gauged porcelain slab demonstrates the extreme beauty it can can deliver. With a stunning, wide selection, you are sure to fall in love with large gauged porcelain.

Porcelains with a Fabric-like Look from AlysEdwards

Rubble Tile

The post Porcelains with a Fabric-like Look from AlysEdwards appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom. Uncategorized affordable tile minneapolis backsplash bathroom Bathroom tile cement tile ceramic commercial design European Tile field tile floor tile Kitchen backsplash Kitchen tile modern mosaic porcelain tile minneapolis porcelain wall tile residential shower tile Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis wall tile

Trending: European Tile…Introducing Cementine Porcelain Tile!

Rubble Tile

Exclusive Rubble Tile line, Cementine, is our new collection of unique Italian porcelain tile. The post Trending: European Tile…Introducing Cementine Porcelain Tile! The European trend continues! We’re happy to officially introduce our newest Italian offering. Cementine offers an original time-worn, cement look and a mix of elegance and creativity that adds spark to any residential or commercial project. Going outside the box. The […].