On 2/18/2005 8:27 PM or thereabouts, orangetrader appears, somewhat
unbelievably, to have opined:
Porcelain is harder and generally more durable than ceramic. Another
benefit of the porcelain is that the color is more uniform throughout
the tile so any small chips will be much less noticeable than with ceramic.
I sent ten puns to all my friends hoping that at least one
would make them laugh.
It like the difference between a flower pot and a toilet.
One is clay, one is porcelain. Same kind of process, better materials
like clay, thicker and larger, hotter and longer baking time, make
porcelain the stronger tile.
Porcelain is good for flooring that will take loads and traffic.
Porcelain is much harder. Different kinds of clay. Porcelain is like
compressed baby powder before it is fired, and it shrinks a great deal
when fired. I would not have anything else on a floor that gets a good
amount of traffic.
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