Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic made of a very fine mixture of clays and minerals similar to those found in fine dinnerware. These special clays allow porcelain tile to be fired at temperatures even higher than ceramic tile, typically exceeding 2,400 degrees (F). The higher temperature results in a very dense tile. And the denser a tile, the better it resists moisture.
Carpet gets grimy, wood floors scratch and crack, and vinyl? Well, vinyl looks like vinyl. You have several choices when it comes to flooring, but no other flooring can match the durability, value and timeless look of tile. Although quietly beautiful, tiles are deceptively tough. Tile is extremely scratch resistant, temperature tolerant and stain resistant. [...]