Ceramic tiles are softer and easier to cut than most other types of tile. This makes them more prone to water absorption.
Tile floors that are kept dry enjoy years of use. Ceramic tiles are among the least expensive tiles and a better option for people on a budget.
Comprised of porcelain clays that have been compressed together. This method creates an exceptionally strong and impermeable tile that is suited for a wide range of applications. The water absorption rate of porcelain tiles is very low and they are among the strongest tiles you can buy. In addition, the low porosity of porcelain means that bacteria and molds have a much harder time taking root in porcelain. This creates a naturally antibacterial barrier that is very easy to clean. Glazed porcelain tile is more expensive than ceramic tile but the expense depends on what density and style you’re looking for.
Glass tiles are some of the most highly customizable tiles that you will find. The glass can be melted down and imbued with an impressive variety of colors and designs. Glass tiles need to be cleaned with care. Use the same chemicals that you would use on glass in your home. Glass tiles can be very expensive if you want an advanced design or color pattern.
Natural stone tiles are among the most expensive tile options. The natural stone tiles are obviously distinguishable from stone. Stones with rich patterns, strong colors and appealing textures such as marble, granite and slate are popular stone tile choices. They can be buffed or left “natural” depending on what type of look you’re going for. Buffed stone will have a matte appearance and will rarely ever have the sheen you see with glazed porcelain or glass tiles.