Once glazed or sealed, ceramic tiles are completely water and stain resistant. Additionally, they are naturally resistant to changes in humidity that are often detrimental to other flooring types.Because of this, they are one of the best floors to be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry room, mudrooms and basements.
Ceramic floors are virtually maintenance free. Since anything you spill will remain on the surface until you clean them up, a towel or damp mop will do fine. Regular cleanings can come in the form of sweeping or vacuuming to remove loose particles. And, if for some reason a stain does set in, heavy cleaners can be used. You won’t have to worry about them doing any harm to the tile.
Porcelain tile is simply another kind of ceramic tile. The clay used to make a porcelain tile is finer, denser and fired at very high temperatures. This makes porcelain a bit tougher and more resistant to scuffs, scratches and abrasions.
Porcelain tile can be used in all the same places that ceramic tile can be used. It can be maintained the same way as well.