Tile flooring is by far the most popular flooring option in our contemporary times due to its clean, smooth, impervious, durable, colorful and attractive properties.
Ceramic Tiles and Vitrified Tiles are the most widely used tiles and are available in different colors, shapes, sizes, and Patterns. But what is the difference between them?
1. Ceramic Tiles are made of natural clay and water. They are combined together and manufactured into ceramic tiles.
Vitrified tiles, on the other hand, are made of quartz, feldspar, and sandstorm through the process of vitrification. Materials are heated to such a temperature that they melt into a glass type mixture and then converted into tiles. This process makes the vitrified tiles into a very strong and homogenous material
2. Ceramic Tiles are porous have a tendency of absorbing water while Vitrified tiles are highly impervious and Water resistant
3. The top layer of ceramic tiles has a glazed surface while Vitrified tiles have consistent layers. They look like glass and an additional shiny surface is not required
4. Vitrified tiles are manufactured by the process of hydraulic pressing while ceramic tiles are manufactured by the process of dust pressing
5. Ceramic Tiles are prone to cracking while Vitrified tiles have a strong material strength and do not crack easily
6. In terms of cost, ceramic tiles are relatively cheap while Vitrified tiles are comparatively expensive