What is the difference between a ceramic and a porcelain tile?
Ceramic tile is made by firing clay at a moderately high temperature. May be glazed or unglazed. Unglazed ceramic is frost-proof, and is suitable for all uses, however, it is not as durable as porcelain and when it is applied in certain areas it is more susceptible to chipping. When a ceramic has a crackle glaze, it should be sealed in most surface areas. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile made using very fine, high quality materials with high silica/porcelain content. Most porcelain have an impervious body helping to prevent stains and the normal wear and tear that time might cause. It can be used on plenty of surfaces applications especially in commercial buildings and households looking for a low maintenance material. The porcelain can be glazed or unglazed, it can also be smooth or textured and even mechanically polished like natural stone.