Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are both made of a mixture of clay and other minerals. They are both shaped into tiles and baked at high temperature in an industrial kiln.
Porcelain is made of much finer particles, however, and is fired at higher temperatures and for longer. This is what makes them so much denser, harder and water-resistant. Some porcelain tiles can be harder than granite, but some can be brittle, so if you’re using porcelain tile in a commercial setting, be sure to let us know so we can help you choose an appropriate variety.
Porcelain tile tends to be thicker and more durable than ceramic, but is also more expensive.