Porcelain Tile

                   The process of porcelain from one our main manufacturers

Porcelain tile is a popular choice for bathroom floors. Porcelain is a denser, less porous and harder option that offers greater stain and water resistance than ceramic tile. Here at Beginyan's we have one of the largest selections of porcelain tile in southern California.

It can be difficult when choosing the right material for your project.  Porcelain tile is one of the most durable material you can use for any project, commercial and residential.

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Porcelain Tile

Porcelain VS Ceramic: Understand the Difference

Porcelain tile has a water absorption rate of 0.5% as defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C373. 

First, fired tile is weighed. Then it is boiled for 5 hours and let to sit in water for 24 hours.

Next, it is weighed again. If the tile weighs less than half of one-percent more as a result of water absorbing into its surface, it is considered porcelain.

Porcelain tile is often extruded; has fewer impurities than ceramic; is often rectified; and often contains more kaolin than ceramic. It is formed of quartz, clay, and feldspar that is fired at temperatures ranging from 1200-1400 degrees C.

But since that also defines many ceramics, again the difference is that porcelain has that 0.5% or less water absorption rate. And that is what makes it a better option than ceramic, in most cases.