Battle for the Best: Ceramic Vs. Porcelain Tile


So you need to buy some tiles? There are some great contenders out there, but today we’re going to look at two of our most popular players in the game: ceramic and porcelain. What makes them different? Which one is better? And which one should you cast your vote for? Ladies and gentlemen, let’s take a look!

In the left corner we have the ceramic tile. This classic choice is one you should definitely keep your eye on. Great for your bathroom or kitchen, ceramic is durable and easy to clean. Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about a high-maintenance surface on cleaning day! That is exactly what ceramic brings to the table. The germ-resistant tile is made up of inorganic materials like clay, and finished off with a crowd-pleasing glaze that will leave you feeling positively regal.

Best of all, ceramic tile is your pocket book’s best friend. Coming in between $3-$7 per square foot, the cost to update your home will remain relatively low. Go ahead and splurge on your floors, walls, backsplashes, or countertops!

One thing to keep in mind with this particular contestant; it has a tendency to play tricks if you’re not careful. Manufactured in production runs, batches of tile can vary slightly in size and color. Speak to your consultant to ensure that all of the lot (color) and caliber (size) numbers match on your tile.

Moving on, we have the tenacious porcelain tile over in the right-hand corner. This crowd-favorite is tough; really, really tough. Porcelain tile isn’t altogether necessary for residential homes because of how solid it is, but the wide variety of color and design options make it hard to resist (pun intended). It turns any room into a showcase to behold.

Another pro-budget choice, porcelain tile ranges from just $3-$6! That means you’ll have money left over to have a professional install your tile. This is great news because porcelain installation is not for the fainthearted or inexperienced. It requires a different installation process than most tiles; an exciting challenge against so worthy an opponent as porcelain.

Alright, folks, let’s see how we did! Both kinds of tile have their own strengths as well as their own shortcomings. Either aspirant will fit right into your home, so now is the time to decide. Which will become your home’s new CHAMPION?!


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