Porcelain tiles are commonly used to cover floors and walls, with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent. They can either be glazed or unglazed. Porcelain tile is an excellent choice for those seeking a durable long lasting and beautiful tile and porcelain tiles are denser and therefore heavier to handle than other ceramic tiles.
What makes porcelain tile a better choice than ordinary ceramic tile? Ceramic tiles usually have a high water absorption rate. What this means is that because of this, in certain applications, they don’t hold up as well as porcelain which has a very low water absorption rate (less than 0.5%) in frosty conditions. Non-porcelain ceramic tile chips more easily and is more likely to show wear from heavy traffic use. Porcelain tiles are fired at extremely high temperatures so that they become non-porous and are simply glazed to make them easy to clean and to give them a nice glossy finish like the ones we offer here at Bravotti.com. Porcelain tile shows less wear and holds up to stress better than ceramic tile making porcelain tile suitable for any residential or commercial high traffic application.