Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. 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. Pool Tile!

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.” The post Why You Might Want Porcelain Slab Countertops comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold Kitchen, Bath And Wellness Design, LLC. I didn’t know what they were, but I loved the sleek look.

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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.

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? To avoid getting into the nitty-gritty, it’s because of how the tile is made. 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.

Twin Cities Tile Spotlight: Porcelain Inspired by Ancient Architectural Traditions

Rubble Tile

With that in mind, Mediterranea has designed two porcelain tile collections that evoke the timeworn stone look of ancient Egypt and ancient Babylon. We often find inspiration from the architecture and design of past eras and civilizations.

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Introducing Mosa Canvas: Subtle, Versatile, Tactile Porcelain Tile

Rubble Tile

The Dutch tile makers at Mosa are well known for sustainable practices and innovative designs. Now, they’ve introduced a new porcelain tile collection created to enrich a space through its tactile relief and soft, organic character. These tiles are also hardwearing and functional, especially fit.

Rubble Tile’s Newest Stone-Look Porcelain Collections, Tudor Stone & Kensington

Rubble Tile

Stone-look porcelain has come a long way. With today’s technology, it’s possible to use porcelain tile in place of natural stone tile without sacrificing beauty, elegance, or even luxury. Designers and homeowners choose porcelain over stone for a number of reasons, but the most compelling.

Porcelain Paving Pros and Cons

The London Tile Co.

At The London Tile Co. we know that there are many benefits to using tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, but what about outside? We stock a wide range of external tiles, which are often referred to as porcelain paving slabs, so we thought we would run through the pros and cons of this new-ish paving material. If you have got any questions at all about our outdoor tiles please get in touch with our customers service team. Pros of Porcelain Paving.

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.

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

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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.

Keeping Your Porcelain Patio Clean This Summer

The London Tile Co.

This is why we at The London Tile Co. have decided to help make your life as easy as possible with our range of outdoor porcelain tiles. Due to the vitrification process the porcelain material undergoes, where the tiles are fired at high temperatures, they become impermeable to water, dust, mould and moss growth. Things like this will only get in your way when you’re trying to wash your tiles.

Porcelain Paving Vs. Natural Stone

The London Tile Co.

It goes without saying that all paving materials will have pros and cons, but with porcelain fast becoming the material of choice for patios we wanted to see how it compares to another popular material: natural stone. Porcelain is available in an endless range of colours and styles, making it the perfect choice for almost any taste. PORCELAIN. Want to know more about porcelain paving? Outdoor Tiles Porcelain Paving

Create The Perfect Patio With Porcelain Garden Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain has long been a favourite material choice for walls and floors inside the home, but over the last few years it has become popular on patios. It turns out that the reasons we love porcelain for internal use – easy to keep clean, hard-wearing, wide range of designs, etc. During the manufacture of porcelain the tiles go through a process called vitrification, which essentially turns them into an extremely hard glass-like material with a very low porosity rate.

PorcelPave New Outdoor Porcelain Paving Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain is quickly becoming the most popular tile material for almost every application; from non-slip mosaics for wet room floors, to natural looking wood effect floor tiles. The qualities that make porcelain such a desirable material for the home also make it the perfect choice for outdoor applications. While standard 8-10mm thick porcelain floor tiles are perfect for indoors, the tiles do need to be at least double this to withstand external conditions.

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. Unlike ceramic tile, porcelain tile is impervious, meaning it has a water absorption rate of 0.5

Can I Use Porcelain Tiles Outside?

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain is ideally suited to use outdoors as it is extremely strong and hard-wearing. If you are looking for a long-lasting and modern looking alternative to traditional paving products, porcelain is the perfect choice. While it is the perfect material for outdoor use, not all porcelain tiles can be used outside. Valverdi Indoor-Out tiles are available in two thicknesses – 10mm for inside and 20mm for outdoor use. Indoor-Outdoor Tiles Outdoor Tiles

10 Benefits of Outdoor Porcelain Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Want to know why everyone’s buzzing about external porcelain tiles at the moment? Read on to find out why people are choosing porcelain over traditional materials like cement, stone and wood. 10 Benefits of Outdoor Porcelain Tiles. Strong – At double the thickness of a standard indoor tile our external porcelain is very strong and hard-wearing. The tiles are also calibrated for even thickness which makes installation easier.

Tips for Laying External Porcelain Paving Tiles

The London Tile Co.

We’ve seen the popularity of external porcelain tiles explode over the last year, and it’s no surprise since the list of benefits is a long one. When choosing your tiles it is important to make sure they are suitable for use outdoors. We only recommend tiles that are at least 18mm thick, double the thickness of a standard internal porcelain tile, as this is more suitable for external use. Outdoor Tiles

Rubble Tile’s Porcelain Series, Luxury, Fuses Classic with Contemporary

Rubble Tile

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Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

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New! Petite, Porcelain Wood-Look Planking at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

That’s the guiding principle behind the newest collection from AlysEdwards Tile & Stone, Basic B. Commercial Inspiration Love the Look New Product Rubble News affordable tile minneapolis backsplash bathroom Bathroom tile commercial floor tile porcelain tile minneapolis shower tile Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis tile-planking-minneapolis wood-look-porcelain

Striped Hex Porcelain Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

Classic and monochromatic, or modern with a pop of color – the Striped Hex series from the Garden State Tile Porcelain Collection has the same appearance of authentic cement tile but with the ease and durability of porcelain. The post Striped Hex Porcelain Tile appeared first on Garden State Tile.

Porcelain, The Ultimate Outdoor Tile

Conestoga Tile

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. Unlike ceramic tile, porcelain tile is impervious, meaning it has a water absorption rate of 0.5

Tile Face-Off: Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

Decorative Materials

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. The most popular tile materials are porcelain and ceramic, and both offer their own features and benefits.

Why External Porcelain Paving is a Safer Choice for Your Patio

The London Tile Co.

But never fear, The London Tile Co. That’s why we at The London Tile Co. have made sure that all our external porcelain paving tiles have a minimum R11 slip resistance rating. During the manufacturing process of our tiles texture is added to the surface before they are fired to increase each tiles slip resistance. A test subject wearing standardised rubber soles will then check the resistance of the tile. Our tile size offered is 600x600mm.

Installing External Porcelain Tiles With PorcelQuick Adpeds

The London Tile Co.

Traditionally the most popular materials for patios have been natural stone and concrete slabs for many years, but recently porcelain has seen a huge increase. Porcelain paving tiles are slip resistant, extremely strong and resistant to staining as well as moss & mould growth While some retailers may treat these tiles just like the paving they are used to, we are careful to advise and recommend based on the fact that they are porcelain and need to be handled differently.

Dolomite Porcelain Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

Our Bianco Dolomite porcelain tile is made in the following sizes and shapes: 30″ x 60″ polished. The post Dolomite Porcelain Tile appeared first on Garden State Tile. This line is based off the very popular natural stone, Bianco Dolomite. The veining is very subtle and clean. 12″ x 24″ polished & matte. Herringbone mosaics polished & matte. 2″ x 2″ mosaics matte. 2″ x 6″ mosaics polished.

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! appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom. The European trend continues! We’re happy to officially introduce our newest Italian offering.

Stunning “Wood” Plank Porcelain Tiles

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

One of the hottest trends in the last couple of years is high quality porcelain tiles that are made to replicate the look of hardwood flooring. Porcelain tile is one of the most durable flooring surfaces you can use. If you love the look of hardwood, have concerns about dings, scratches or wet areas, from your pets, kids or everyday living, porcelain wood plank tiles are the perfect choice for you. Concerned that a porcelain floor might be too cold?

Porcelain Tile vs Hardwood

United Tile's Blog

Porcelain tile that looks like wood flooring is so convincing it’s sometimes impossible to tell the difference. With the advancement of high-tech manufacturing, these porcelain tiles are artfully crafted with patterns and textures that emulate just about any wood species. So NOW how does one decide whether to use porcelain tile or natural hardwood? Porcelain tile will last forever, as it won’t stain or scratch.

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.

Handmade Porcelain Inspires with the Artisan Series

Rubble Tile

For the end of June, we are introducing you to Cosa Marble’s newest collection of high quality porcelain tiles, the Artisan series. The roots of Cosa’s work have a more tangible history, Inspiration Love the Look New Product affordable tile minneapolis backsplash bathroom Bathroom tile crackle glaze tile floor tile handmade tile Kitchen tile porcelain tile minneapolis porcelain wall tile residential shower tile Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis wall tile

Everything You Should Know About Porcelain Countertops

Garden State Tile Blog

Porcelain countertops are about to take over the commercial and residential design industry – and for good reason. Engineered to provide unique style and endurance for both interior and exterior applications, the technology behind Crossville’s new 12mm thick 100% porcelain slabs outperforms alternative countertop surfaces such as natural stone, engineered quartz and laminates. While other materials may stain, crack or yellow, porcelain is designed to last.

Minnesota Tile Spotlight: Stone-Look Porcelain Tile with Timeworn Elegance

Rubble Tile

Two of our newest porcelain tile collections, Neopolis, and West 57th, are inspired by architectural marvels from past and present. While these collections differ slightly in look and feel, they both possess a timeworn finish that works in both modern and more traditional spaces. Commercial Inspiration New Product

What is the Best Grout for Porcelain Tile?

The Tile Doctor

Starlike grout is ideal for porcelain tiles. This high-quality epoxy grout is easy to work with and completely non-toxic, making it safe for installers, consumers, pets, and the environment. General

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….

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Check out a few Architectural Ceramics tile collections, suitable for outdoor use, that have you covered under foot and under water. The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Tile. What type of tile can be used outdoors? Glass tile is gaining popularity specifically for use in in-ground pools.

Transform Your Patio with Porcelain Garden Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain paving tiles are extremely hard wearing and perfect for UK gardens – whatever the weather! Benefits of Porcelain Garden Tiles. 100% Colourfast – Valverdi porcelain is completely colourfast so it will not fade in bright sunshine. Slip resistant – 20mm Valverdi tiles have an enhanced slip resistant surface. Impermeable – the tiles absorb very little water which means they resist the growth of moss, mould and algae.

Porcelain Paving Patio Edging Ideas

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain is quickly becoming one of the most popular material choices for patios and terraces; whether this is due to its hardwearing and long-lasting properties or the range of stylish colours and styles available we’re not sure – most likely a combination of both. When using a porcelain tile on floors indoors edging is not usually an issue – the walls provide an edge and grouting means that the sides of the tiles are hidden from view.

Large Format Porcelain Panels

United Tile's Blog

We are seeing a huge rise in interest in large format porcelain panels. This dramatic new dimension of porcelain tile offers panels in a thickness of 3+mm and 5.6mm. They can also be used to tile directly over tile. With these large format porcelain panels, you can get a great look, and cut demolition, installation, and downtime in half. Stop by one of our United Tile showrooms or contact your sales rep to learn more about LAMINAM by Crossville.

AlysEdwards Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Display in the Twin Cities

Rubble Tile

Now is the perfect time to head over to the showroom at Rubble Tile! 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 minneapolisCome see the Abitare La Terra collection from AlysEdwards.

Why You Should Upgrade to a Porcelain Countertops

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

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