The difference between ceramic and porcelain is in their composition as ceramic tiles are made of clay, minerals and water whereas porcelain consists of finely grounded sand. In addition, porcelain tiles require high pressure and temperatures to make them.


Porcelain tile is stronger than ceramic tiles.

Porcelain tile becomes more dense and absorbs less water than ceramic tiles.

Porcelain tiles can be installed outside where ceramic tiles cannot.


full body porcelain tiles carry the color and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile making them virtually impervious to wear.

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Porcelain tile requires special tools to install.