Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Porcelain Tile: A Superior Alternative to Plain White Ceramic Tile - Part II

Their Differences Starts On it Compositions
Porcelain tile and ceramic tile both start off the same, being composed of more or less the same materials, such as clay and quartz.
After formation, they are both fired to high temperatures. What spells out the difference between the ceramic white tile and porcelain tile is that the latter uses a more highly refined and purified clay, making the porcelain tile denser than the other tile.
This is an extremely important difference, since being more dense means that porcelain tile absorbs far less moisture, making it both durable and stain resistant.

Moisture and Dirt Have a Hard Time to Getting Through The Surface
This ruggedness is why porcelain tiles are the ones most often found in floor applications for outdoor living spaces, it's because they are far better at handling harsh conditions.
Porcelain tiles are practically a must for outdoor patios in cold weather climates, because unlike normal ceramic tiles, they are far less likely to crack. 
Not only can they endure the elements better, but the unique absorption rate and density of porcelain tile means that moisture and dirt have a hard time getting through the surface. 
That means that the tiles look cleaner and retain their color for a longer period of time.
to be continued...

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