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There are several advantages to using porcelain, such as strength, durability, and extremely low water-absorption. Simply put, porcelain surpasses many other types of tile (i.e. ceramic and natural stone) in the above categories.
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Porcelain tile is used to cover both floors and walls. Given the highly durable and water-resistant nature of porcelain, it is widely used in both indoor and outdoor setting. High traffic and moisture areas are great places to use porcelain tile.
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Porcelain tiles are tiles commonly used to cover floors and walls, with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent. Comparing this to widely known ceramic tiles, which have an absorption rate of 6-10 percent, shows the benefit of using porcelain over ceramic. Porcelain tile are available in glazed (polished) or unglazed (matte) finishes.
Porcelain comes in all shapes, sizes, and finishes. You will find porcelain tile with textures that range from smooth to rough with both polished and matte finishes. The wide variety in textures provides the consumer with great options for all settings. The non-slip qualities of a porcelain tile with rough texture to the sleek and shiny-smooth look of a polished porcelain are examples of the variety that the porcelain tiles of today provide.