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All about porcelain and ceramic tile flooring

We want to clear up the myths and misconceptions about porcelain and ceramic tile flooring. A lot of people ask if they are the same thing. The answer is no because they have different characteristics that make them behave differently in certain installations. But, yes you can use either for flooring.

Agler Kitchen, Bath & Floors Is the premier kitchen/ bath remodeling and flooring store in Florida’s Treasure Coast area. Founded in 1981, we’re now in our 2nd generation and known for creating rooms that combine aesthetics with personal style and practical needs. We are a major tile retailer and carry all types, colors, patterns, designs, shapes, and sizes.

You can take home samples. This way you see it in your surroundings, and we can pick them up when we come to do the free in-home measuring. For tile flooring in Stuart, FL, we’re the place to go.

What is porcelain?

Porcelain is a type of ceramic. It is made up of clay, together with sand and glass, fired at higher temperatures. It is heavier and denser, making it highly durable and ideal for highly trafficked floors such as in the kitchen or bath.

Porcelain is waterproof, whether or not the pieces are glazed. It's also weather-proof, so many use it on deck and patio floors and poolside. Since they are non-porous, they are stain-resistant, making them easy to clean.

Porcelain is a large format, and it comes in a large variety of colors and patterns. This can be made to look like anything, from stone and wood to leather and fabric. Many prefer porcelain as a stone tile because of the larger format and fewer seams.
Ceramic tile flooring in Stuart, FL from Agler Kitchen, Bath & Floors

What about ceramic tiles?

They are generally thinner but just as strong. Ceramics come either glazed or unglazed; if glazed, they are waterproof and have a hard outer surface. Keep in mind that there are many kinds of ceramics, and they all behave differently.

They include ceramic mosaics, highly decorative small pieces. Terracotta pieces are especially popular in living rooms and enclosed porches. Subway tiles now come in all colors, shapes, and sizes.

Come into our showroom at Stuart, FL, and be sure to tell us exactly how, and where, you plan to use the tile flooring. We want to guide you to the right one. We serve Stuart, Jensen Beach, Port Saint Lucie, and Fort Pierce.