When it comes to flooring your home, you have plenty of options to choose from, no matter what your need is, with ceramic & porcelain being only two of them. With such wide varieties of materials available, the process of finding one in particular that fits your specific set of needs can seem like a daunting task. However, it's a lot easier once you start narrowing down your options.
RCI Flooring can help you do just that. We believe in giving the best customer service, along with the best floor coverings that will meet all your needs. With a showroom located in Palm Harbor, FL, we service the areas of Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Clearwater, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs. We invite you to stop by to speak with a flooring professional today who can help answer any questions that you might have, and assist you in finding the perfect floor covering for your home.
Many people use the terms ceramic & porcelain interchangeably, as if they are the same product. They are very similar, but each one has its own unique set of characteristics that will probably make one better for your purposes than the other.
Porcelain, for example, is made with the finest quality clay available and fired at very high temperatures when kiln dried. They have a color scheme that runs through the entire tile body, which means you're far less likely to see blemishes such as cracks and chips. Porcelain is very hard, and has a high resistance to water, which makes it a perfect flooring for kitchens and bathrooms. Ceramic is also made with all natural materials and kiln dried to finish.
With color variations that come with the mixture of those natural materials, ceramic tile is usually covered with beautiful brightly colored glazes that make it a joy to decorate with. You can choose to create a solid floor color, or patterns and designs that will match your décor. You can also create mosaics, or come up with your very own unique designs that will truly make your floors one of a kind. Ceramic is also durable and water resistant, especially when coated with a protective layer.
Due to the delicate nature of ceramic & porcelain tile, we advise against making it a DIY project. This is a material that requires specialized tools and some knowledge of working with the product, to assure that pieces are not damaged or broken.