At Tri State Flooring, we offer several options of tiling styles and materials. We have some of the most common flooring tile materials, such as ceramic and porcelain, as well as a variety of other specific floor tiling options. Though common materials such as ceramic and porcelain may appear similar upon first glance, they are quite different. We will help you identify these differences and more, so that you have every piece of information needed for choosing the perfect floor tile for your space.

Ceramic versus Porcelain Tile

Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are actually both initially made of ceramic. This is often why many get the two tiles confused or use them interchangeably when discussing floor tile options. The difference between these two common types of tile, which are available among our huge selection at Tri State Flooring, comes from their dissimilar water absorption rates, density and location-specific uses.

Ceramic tile is less dense than porcelain, which also makes it easier to cut. Porcelain is more durable because it is more dense, which makes it usable for exterior as well as interior floor tiling. Ceramic tile is not recommended for outdoor flooring use because of its porousness and water absorption rate. During tile processing, tile is fired, weighed, boiled and weighed again. If during production the tile is extracted and it weighs less than half of one percent more than its initial weight (due to water absorption) then the tile is considered to be porcelain; otherwise it is ceramic.

From ceramic, to porcelain, to flooring tile of other varying materials, our reliable floor tiling services are durable, precise and professional. We ensure satisfaction with every board we lay down, to give you a full hardwood floor that is perfectly fitting. Call us at Tri State Flooring now to start planning your new floor tiling project today!