You’ve finally made the choice to remodel your bathroom.  But you are confused on the key differences in bathroom tile types.  Porcelain tile vs ceramic tile is the big question you have to deal with.  Watch the video below to get the full list of which choice is the best for your bathroom.

Porcelain Tile vs Ceramic Tile

So which tile works best for you?  Let’s go over them both and you decide which one is best.

Ceramic Tile

  • cost-effective
  • not as dense – could crack or chip
  • easier to work with for DIY’er 

Porcelain Tile

  • more expensive than ceramic tile
  • Denser – more durable
  • need more skill and knowledge to cut and lay it

Where to Install Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

So if you look at the lists above, you will start to understand where are the best locations to install each bathroom tile type.

Because ceramic tile isn’t as dense and could crack or chip, you should install in areas that do not get heavy use or lots of traffic.  Great locations are:

  1. Countertops;
  2. Backsplash
  3. Accent areas.

Porcelain tile is more durable, so you should be safe to install on:

  1. bathroom floors
  2. Shower floor; and
  3. Shower walls.

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