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ellen_in_georgia

09:00AM | 03/19/02
Member Since: 03/18/02
3 lifetime posts
Hi - I am planning on having a half bathroom (no shower) renovated. I will have tile put down on the floor. Is there any difference between ceramic and prcelain tile? If so what are the pros/cons of each. Thanks very much for any help.

rpxlpx

05:18AM | 03/20/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
I believe that for indoor use there's little difference. Installation is the same and after it's installed, you can't tell one from another.
Generally, porcelain is a little more expensive, and a lot of ceramic is not rated for frost. But that's only a concern for outdoors.
I'd say choose what you like best and go for it.

DH

01:37PM | 03/20/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
No, but there is a differance between wall tile and floor tile.

MarcellaAnn1952

06:16AM | 12/06/06
Member Since: 12/05/06
1 lifetime posts
Please help... would it not be smart to use 6 inch wall tiles for floor tiles in a bathroom? What is the difference between floor and wall tiles anyway.

Thanks!

Tileguybob

02:33PM | 12/06/06
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
Ceramic tile rated for wall use usually is not used on floors. The clay backing is softer and not meant to be weight bearing. Gouges can easily occur when things are dropped on them. Some tile that carry a wall rating can be used in residential floors but I never understood why it then carried a wall rating.

Bottom line, get something meant for the floor so you will avoid problems in the future.


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