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Ceramic VS Porcelain - Buying Tile in 2021
This video is designed to give you a basic understanding of the differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what these products are and how they will perform.
One of the biggest myths I find shoppers have is that porcelain tiles are the same color all the way through while ceramics are not. If you flip over the back of most tiles, you will notice that whether it is a porcelain or ceramic it is not the same as the glaze on the top of tile. Unless you are dealing with a through-body/color body porcelain, the majority of your man made products are glazed with a different color in the actually tile.
Another major myth is that porcelain is better than ceramic. Though a true certified porcelain is the superior strength product, the problem is a lot of products that are marked as porcelains do not actually meet the standards by which we certify such tiles. This is most typical with products that are made in China, but I do show you in this video the exact mark you want to look for to verify a product truly is a certified porcelain tile.
The great news in shopping for tile today is that all products have improved dramatically and you don't have to buy the top of the line options to get a great looking product. The reality is that in most instances, you will spend more on the installation than on the product, and that will ultimately make the biggest impact on how the final results look.
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