Whether you are building a new bathroom or remodeling your existing bathroom there are many designs, textures, and styles to choose from. Every homeowner wants the flooring they choose to look great, fit their budget and stand the test of time. Ceramic and porcelain tile is our number one flooring pick for bathrooms. Ceramic and porcelain tile flooring hold up the best against water, whether it be spills, leaks or moisture. Tile also comes in a variety of colors, textures, and styles. The best advantage of tile flooring is its price, being one of the most affordable bathroom flooring products, it is budget friendly. What is the deciding factor in choosing between ceramic or porcelain tile for your bathroom? Let Kashmir Floors & Cabinet, a professional flooring contractor in Baltimore, Maryland, lay out a few advantages of each:
Ceramic tiles are kiln-fired at a lower temperature than porcelain tiles, making them less dense, softer, and more porous.
- Ceramic tile is generally less expensive than ceramic tile (about 60% less!).
- Ceramic tile is easier to install.
- There are many different types of ceramic tiles, you can create the exact floor you want. There is also a ceramic tile that looks like wood or stone.
Porcelain tile is made of refined clay and natural elements.
- Porcelain tile absorbs less than 0.5 percent of moisture, nearly waterproof.
- Porcelain tile is denser than ceramic. This gives it better long-term durability and holds up against scratches and scuff marks.
- Homeowners can choose either glazed and unglazed porcelain tiles. Unglazed, or full-bodied, tiles have color running through the entire thickness (as opposed to a glaze placed on the top), making them last longer and more resist chipping.
- Known as the most durable type of tile on the market, porcelain is harder, denser, tougher, and less porous than ceramic tile
Porcelain tile is easy to clean. Many homeowners only clean their porcelain tile bathroom floors once per month.
Whether you decide on porcelain or ceramic tile for your bathroom floor, we at Kashmir Floors & Cabinet, hope we have helped you make an informed decision. Get $100 off your total flooring purchase coupon here today and do not hesitate to contact us for a free estimate on your next flooring project.