Porcelain, which is made from high-quality clays and fired in a kiln with high temperatures, is often used when a more natural look is preferred. Since it is the same color throughout, it’s less likely to show cracks and chips. It’s also very dense, so it’s a great choice for the home that experiences a high level of foot traffic. If you’re looking for water resistance, porcelain is definitely the way to go, as it more resistant to water than many other floorings are.
Ceramic is used when there is a desire for a great deal of design and style options. Since it is made with lower quality clay, and not the same color throughout, it is covered with colorful glazes. These can be used to create patterns, mosaics and much more, and is a designers' dream for flooring. It’s also dense and water resistant, but not as much as porcelain is.
While the density of this flooring is great for high traffic and water resistance, it can often make installation much harder. For this reason, we highly suggest that a professional installer be used to install the product. If you don’t, it can wind up costing more in the end.