Porcelain tile is a little more durable. Porcelain tile is more high-end, and looks a bit more like real stone or wood. The side profile of porcelain tile has colors that match the base colors of the tile. The pressing of porcelain clays used in making porcelain tile creates a smooth, fine-grained, denser tile.
Porcelain tile is more wear-resistant and absorbs less water. Those characteristics make porcelain ideal for both outdoor and indoor use.
To help decide the right tile for your floor, use the PEI rating. The Porcelain Enamel Institute rates tile for its recommended use. All tile is rated. It is most helpful in choosing floor tile. Here are the traffic ratings:
5 – Heavy
4 – Moderate to heavy
3 – Light to moderate
2 – Light
1 – Very light
0 – No foot traffic
Porcelain and ceramic tile have been used as flooring for years and years. The technology used today creates designs and applications that were not available ten years ago. All Surface Flooring stays abreast of all the latest trends.
Our customers come from Fenton, Creve Coeur, Wildwood, Ballwin, and Chesterfield to see the new textures, shapes, sizes, and color selection displayed in our Ballwin showroom. Our goal is to provide all the information necessary for deciding whether ceramic or porcelain tile should be placed in your home.
With a wide selection of colors, textures and sizes in rustic, refined and casual looks, we have always loved tile for its unlimited applications in a stylish home. Mohawk tile works for not only floors, but also backsplashes, countertops, mosaics and wall tiles.
Our customers love tile for its exquisite and sophisticated look, extreme durability, great versatility, easy maintenance and safety. Tile is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms because tile resists scratches, moisture, bacteria and odors. Thanks to a nearly unlimited array of visuals, shades and textures, ceramic tile can help you design one-of-a-kind rooms.