Porcelain is a type of ceramic tile and, since its composition includes sand and glass, and clay, it is heavier, waterproof, and best for heavily trafficked floors in busy rooms, like the kitchen and bath. It can also be used anywhere, even outdoors, during the freeze-thaw cycles. The large format tile comes in countless colors and patterns and can be made to look like anything, including wood, stone, fabric, and leather.
Other titles include the 4 X 4 highly designed squares that are thinner but tough and waterproof when glazed. These are best used indoors on moderately foot trafficked rooms. They can be used on anything, so you'll often see them on backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, shower walls, and even as "tile art."
Mosaics are the tiny (sometimes as small as 1 X 1) often glass-coated pebble-like pieces that are now trending for bathroom floors. With their beautiful reddish-brown color, Terracotta tiles are highly durable and can be used indoors or out. Subway tiles are primarily used on walls but can be installed on low-traffic indoor floors.
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