According to science textbooks and dictionaries: ceramics are nonmetallic and inorganic solids that aren’t metal or based on carbon compounds.
In the flooring industry, ceramic is a tile that is made with clay hardened by heat. By nature, ceramic tile is water absorbent.
What makes the difference is the clay and the heat.
When the clay is hardened with some other elements and fired at a higher temperature, ceramic becomes a denser and stronger material that we call porcelain.
in another word, Ceramic tile with water absorption 0.5 % and below is called Porcelain Tile.
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Which one to choose ? Porcelain or Ceramic ?
Porcelain is a denser and heavier product than Ceramic. It’s stronger and more durable. It’s ideal for flooring and it can also be used for wall applications.
Ceramic is a lighter product. it sticks better. It’s ideal for
What makes a tile water proof, scratch and stain resistant is the glaze top.
The surface of the Ceramic or Porcelain Tile is covered with a thin coat of liquified glass that we call Glaze.
Generally speaking, the glaze is not water absorbent. It doesn’t scratch nor It stains.