PORCELAIN VS. CERAMIC

Are you not quite sure, but you’re wondering which material to choose, discover the similarities and key differences between porcelain and tile flooring so that you pick the right one for your project.

Homeowners love their durability and versatility, as well as the wide variety of style options available.  Read on to explore the pros and cons of each to help you choose the best fit for your home.

Whether ceramic or porcelain, manufactured tiles are a mixture of clays that are shaped and fired at high temperatures.

Natural stone tiles, like slate, granite, or travertine, are quarried products – but many ceramic and porcelain tiles mimic the look of stone very realistically.

 

 

STONE & TILE FLOORING

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At Flooring Liquidator we are experts in Stone & Tile flooring and design to help you find the perfect flooring for your home in Orem, Utah and beyond.

Stone and Tile flooring offer a combination of durability, versatility, convenience, and are available in hundreds of different styles, shapes, and colors. Ceramic tile and natural stone are two of the most popular flooring options, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks depending on where it is being installed.

With a long history as one of the most durable flooring materials available, Tile is also a great choice for rooms that see a lot of wear or moisture. It resists stains and scratches and is easy to clean. The result is a floor that’s not only beautiful, but practical as well.

BENEFITS OF STONE & TIlLE FLOORING

Both chic and classic, floors of tile or stone make a statement. They’re elegant – on-trend. Some even have recycled content. And tile is not just for the kitchen or bath – our styles captivate in any room of the house. You can even put tile in the bedroom, evoking the dreamy feeling of a special place. In any room, you’ll love the timeless look of tile.

Created by leading design professionals who know color, pattern and trends, our tile & stone floors presents a world of wonderful solutions for your home.

Whether your setting is formal or informal, quiet or high-traffic, an empty nest or a house full of kids, we have the right floor style for you.

INSTALLATION OF TILE & STONE

We help you every step of the way after you’ve selected your new tile floor with professional free on-site measurement.  Removal of old flooring, and skilled installation that can include moving your furniture and replacing trim is available for an extra cost.

We do it all expertly, so your floor will look amazing and give lasting satisfaction.  All of our labor is contracted out to licensed and bonded sub-contractors.

It’s a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation.

We can also help you choose a highly skilled professional installer. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.

CARE & MAINTENANCE OF STONE AND TILE

Ceramic, porcelain, or stone is one of the longest-lasting flooring materials you can purchase. These materials still need a bit of care. Basic, consistent maintenance of your tile or stone floor will ensure that it remains beautiful and trouble-free for many years.

Some basic tips are – sweep your flooring to remove dirt and grit, wipe up spills promptly, use protective mats in entryways and pads under furniture legs, and use cleaning solutions we recommend – just ask your sales associate for guidance.

If you’re wondering which to choose, here’s a summary of ceramic and porcelain key points:

GLAZED CERAMIC TILE

GLAZED PORCELAIN TILE

  • Offers excellent value!—typically lower in cost compared to porcelain tile with similar texture/patterns
  • Costs less than solid-surface products and natural stones
  • Very durable—wears well over time on interior floors
  • Available in a variety of stylish designs and colors
  • Has long-lasting, durable surface glaze
  • Fine natural ingredients and well-controlled manufacturing processes are used
  • Has a low rate of water absorption, so it’s suitable for interior floors and walls
  • Offers wipe-clean maintenance
  • Requires a rigidly controlled manufacturing process using the most advanced procedures and technology
  • Is considerably denser and more impervious to liquids
  • Has a much lower rate of water absorption than ceramic tiles and is considered frost-proof—therefore, porcelain is suitable for exterior use in all climates
  • Has a higher breaking strength than most ceramic tiles
  • Is fired at extremely high temperatures, becoming 30% harder than natural stone (like granite and marble)
  • Costs less than solid-surface products and natural stones
  • Available in a variety of stylish designs and colors
  • Offers wipe-clean maintenance

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Flooring Liquidator is a retail flooring source that is above the rest. Our sales staff are very knowledgeable with tons of experience.

We are family-owned and operated and been in the business in the area for 20 plus years. We pride ourselves in customer service, and best customer pricing.

Call us Today at  801-691-0215