If you are like so many other homeowners, the interior design and the ambiance you bring to your living space plays an important role in the overall comfort of your home. Home improvement projects are many, and surely each and every one of them adds a little bit of something extra to a home. Whether performing a kitchen renovation, installing a new bathroom, adding designer window treatments or even putting a new roof on, home improvements add not only class and style to your home’s appearance but add to the value of your home as well. For many the choice between ceramic or porcelain tile is a common dilemma, but knowing the benefits, the pro and the cons of each will surely help in your all-important decision making process. Installing new floors is a common home improvement project for many homeowners and one that can, most assuredly, be somewhat challenging when it comes to choosing the ideal materials for your floors.
Here at Elite Stoneworks, we are all about our clients. We are committed and dedicated to providing not only quality products and top of the line customer service and installations, but informative insight that is beneficial to all our customers when they are knee deep in important home improvement decisions and yes, that includes deciding between ceramic or porcelain tile for their floors. Ceramic and porcelain tile is the most popular and most common types of tile used for flooring and each of the two definitely has benefits all its own.
If you are looking for flooring concepts that offer a range of options, fit your budget and spending plan and will last for a good long time, then ceramic tile is probably the best choice for you. Ceramic floor tiles are one of the most effective and favored materials of choice simply because they are available in multiple shades, designs and patterns as well as varied colors, they are remarkably sturdy and long lasting, and will more times than not satisfy even the most difficult budgets. Available in two different versions – polished and unglazed, ceramic tiles afford homeowners a fresh, classy and stylish look at a very affordable price. Whether contemporary, timeless or Mediterranean décor suits your fancy, rest assured you will find just what you are looking for in colors, patterns, and designs as well as a professional installation when you choose the expert technicians and installers here at Elite Stoneworks for your home improvement project.
Porcelain tile is, without a doubt, more expensive than ceramic tile. Though technically a ‘ceramic’ tile because of the fact that porcelain is made from a mixture of clay and other natural material, just as ceramic tile is, porcelain has a composition of a much finer porcelain clay and the firing process is conducted at much higher temperatures than the ceramic tile process. As a result of this composition and unique firing process, porcelain tile performs noticeably different than typical ceramic tile.
Porcelain comes in two different forms – glazed and full body color. The glazed porcelain tile mirrors the ceramic tile in that it also gets its color and its pattern from the layer of glaze that is applied to the surface. The full body porcelain, on the other hand, presents with color and pattern throughout the entire body of the tile, which helps to prevent visible wear and tear on the surface. Because it is made of a much finer clay, the porcelain tile is much denser and more durable than ceramic tile but is much harder to cut as well. While ceramic tile can actually be installed by homeowners themselves if they so choose, porcelain tile requires expert professional installers who are trained, skilled and equipped to manage the cutting process involved. Such is the case with the certified installers here at Elite Stoneworks. In addition, porcelain is not only ideal flooring, but is perfect for highly trafficked areas and is far more water resistant, which contributes to why it is a great flooring option for bathrooms and kitchens.
Whether you choose ceramic or porcelain tiles for your home improvement project, be certain to reach out to the experts here at Elite Stoneworks. Visit our full website for more information on ceramic and porcelain tile options as well as colors, designs, and patterns and make certain to contact our expert team today to schedule an in-home consultation and turn those home improvement dreams into true realities.