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BethM
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Posted: August 1, 2008 10:50 PM

Can someone please explain the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles? Also, which would you recommend for a high traffic kitchen?
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MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: August 2, 2008 7:04 PM

RE: porcelain or ceramic
Porcelain tiles are denser, harder, and more durable than ceramic tiles. Porcelain comes either surface glazed or through-body color. For high traffic you are better off with porcelain.
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JimLaeger
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Posted: August 4, 2008 6:54 PM

RE: porcelain or ceramic
Ceramic tiles are normally a clay tile with a glaze surface that is fired. Porcelain tiles are full bodied with the porcelain thru the entire tile.
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