• Your budget
• The kind of room the floor is going into
• The amount of humidity/moisture the floor will be exposed to
• The variety of styles that are available
• The amount of traffic the flooring will get
Advantages and disadvantages of ceramic
Both ceramic and porcelain tiles are made from a mix of natural ingredients, such as refined clay and water. Then, the tiles are fired in a kiln to make them strong and durable. The process for each is slightly different, which is why ceramic and porcelain have different characteristics, as you’ll see below.
• Easier to cut than porcelain
• Easy to install
• Easy to customize
• Suitable for indoor use only
• Chips and cracks are highly visible because of interior colour differences
• More porous than porcelain
• Less durable than porcelain
Ceramic floor tiles are best suited to rooms with low traffic and minimal moisture, such as a spare bathroom or a storage room. We recommend hiring flooring installation experts from a trusted Calgary company to ensure the ceramic tiles are perfectly placed and properly sealed to prevent moisture from seeping between them.
Advantages and disadvantages of porcelain
Porcelain tiles are technically a sub-type of ceramic tiles. That being said, there are a few things that make porcelain unique:
• Translucent, easy to customize
• Density makes it highly durable
• Highly water and moisture resistant
• Well suited for high traffic areas
• More expensive than ceramic
• Indoor use only
• Requires professional equipment/expertise to cut
Porcelain absorbs less than 0.5 percent of the moisture it is exposed to, making it a great choice for bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. It’s also well suited for use as a countertop because it’s resistant to both water and chipping.
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