Porcelain vs Ceramic: Do you know which is best to use?

When you look at tile most people don’t know the different benefits between porcelain and ceramic just that they are similar but the price can be significant.

The clay used in manufacturing are different, as well as, the temperatures used to bake them. One of the biggest difference is how much water they absorb, this can be very important when selecting which one to install and where. Porcelain absorbs less than 0.5% and ceramic 1 – 3% water.

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Tile Kitchen Countertops

While many homeowners reserve tile for floors and backsplashes, tile countertops can be an excellent—and affordable—option. Ceramic tile is impervious to heat and water, and when properly glazed, it won’t stain. Proper sealant helps ensure grout won’t discolor or stain, and large-format tiles cover a lot of area with minimal grout lines. Still most popular out west, ceramic tile is a solid option worth a second look. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Countertops

When replacing your countertops, whether kitchen or bathroom, you have a multitude of choices. But which one is right for you and your space? Some of the most popular are granite, ceramic tile and laminate. Here is some information about different material choices so you can make the best decision for your space. Continue reading

AKDO Tiles Are Far Beyond The Surface

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Akdo Tiles & Stone

At Plumbtile, we had a chance to see how AKDO’s has improved their tiles product line as well as their showroom. We also discovered that AKDO is coordinating with architects and designers known throughout the world for their innovative styles and designs for their tiles to create a brand that steps out of the box and embraces all projects both commercial and residential.

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Benefits of Ceramic Tile

marazzi-residential-products-250When deciding on while tile to put on your floor or walls ceramic tile is one of those options. Now what sets ceramic apart from other flooring or wall covering? Tile can be used in any setting, from contemporary to modern decor, you will find a style for every taste. Continue reading