Important tips for ceramic and porcelain flooring

Ceramic and porcelain tile are easily one of the oldest types of floor coverings that can still be found on the market today. Back then, as is still the case today, people knew that this flooring not only had an exceptional lifespan, but was perfectly at home in any room of the house. Some people find it a better fit in certain rooms, while some use it in every single space.

At The Floor Store, we know how important your floors are to you. They are just as important to us, for that very reason. We want to make sure you get the best product for your budget, while also meeting all your needs and being a joy to come home to, day after day. With a showroom located in Largo, FL, we service the areas of Largo, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. We invite you to stop by today to speak with a flooring specialist who can match you with the perfect floor covering for your home.

Ceramic and porcelain facts you can’t miss

Many homeowners often confuse ceramic and porcelain tile as the same product. However, there are enough differences between the two, that one of them will serve you better than the other will. For instance, porcelain is made with the very highest quality clays, while ceramic is manufactured using clay that is a bit lower in quality, mixed with other natural resources.

Both ceramic and porcelain are hard, dense, waterproof and very easy to design with, no matter what your style. Porcelain offers a through-body color scheme that makes it perfect for homeowners who want a truly natural look to their floors. Covered in clear, glassy glazes, it offers a very minimalist look, while providing all the benefits you want and need.

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Ceramic characteristics

Ceramic doesn’t have the same color throughout the tile, so it’s covered in glazes that are brightly colored, giving bold styles and design possibilities. In addition to creating mosaics, patterns, and other artistic features, you can have these tiles cut into various sizes and shapes, to create a truly unique flooring that will be yours alone.

When used in areas that are prone to become excessively slick, you can also opt to have your tiles glazed with a gritty substance that creates good slip resistance. Many homeowners choose this option inside showers, and for bathroom and laundry room floors.