Porcelain tile is stronger, harder and more water-resistant than ceramic tile. Modern porcelain tiles make it almost indistinguishable between it and traditional flooring materials, such as marble, granite, wood, or even steel. Visually, these can be almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Because porcelain is much denser it makes great waterproof options for flooring in bathrooms and backsplashes. Porcelain tiles are very easy to maintain and keep clean with a simple wet cloth. Porcelain tiles can last generations making this a great lifelong investment.
Ceramic tiles are resistant to high humidity conditions, something that is especially beneficial to homeowners in Texas. These properties make ceramic tiles ideal for moist environments, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Ceramic flooring is very tough, and the tiles are difficult to crack. If installed properly, ceramic flooring can last 10-20 years and longer if maintained. However, if a single tile does crack its very easy to replace.