Porcelain 

Porcelain tile floors is a blend of clay and other natural materials fired in a furnace. It is known for its non-porous and highly uniform construction. Usually has the same thickness as ceramic tile, but is heavier overall. It can either have a glazed or matte finish. 

Advantages

  • Highly resistant to wear and more long lasting

  • Low maintenance

  • Wide range of styles

  • Great for high traffic use

  • Moisture resistant

  • Easy to clean

Disadvantages

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  • Colder on the feet

  • Can be heavy for sub floor if house is pier and beam

Ceramic

Ceramic tile floors is typically made from white or red clay fired in a kiln. It is coated with a special glaze that protects and seals it. Ceramic tile is not as dense as porcelain and has a higher absorption rate.

Advantages

  • Water resistant

  • Low maintenance 

  • Easy to clean

  • Long lasting 

  • Usually cheaper than Porcelain 

  • No allergies concerns

Disadvantages

  • Cold on the feet

  • Can be heavy for sub floor if house is pier and beam

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Natural Stone 

Natural Stone tile floors comes from the earth, formed through subterranean heat and pressure in a process that takes millions of years. Common natural stone flooring includes slate, marble, limestone, travertine, sandstone and granite each of which has slightly different properties. Color variation and veining is really common with natural stone so every piece will be unique.

Advantages

  • Unique look

  • Add value to your home

  • Size variation

  • Popularity

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Disavantges

  • Higher maintenance

  • Needs to be sealed

  • Easier to scratch