Porcelain tile is a type of dense, durable ceramic tile that does not easily absorb water or other liquids. Both tiles are manufactured similarly using baked clays, so it is primarily the strength and density the tiles that separates the two. Ceramic tiles are generally more absorbent and delicate, so they work better in indoor places that are not likely to get damaged, such as kitchen backsplashes.
Porcelain tiles are much less absorbent than ceramic tiles, and so they are suitable for outdoor use and high traffic areas. Porcelain tiles tend to be more expensive than ceramic tiles but are more useful in a wider variety of applications. There are many factors involved when deciding which route and material you want to go with your tile selection and our experienced staff will help to guide you in making the right decision for your particular job.
Streamline by Florida Tile
This signature wall tile offering combines the best features of the former Bright and Matte programs and the existing Streamline series with upgrades in formats and the hottest new colors for inspired interior design.
Available formats are 3×6, 4×4 and 4×16 along with necessary trim shapes to complete any commercial or residential installation. This includes cove bases, cove base corners, quarter rounds, and quarter round corners.
The durable, polished surface resists stains and is easy to clean. Scratching may be noticeable on gloss surface countertops. Special care should be taken to avoid abrasive cleaners.
Craftsman DP by Florida Tile
Inspired by the hardworking and highly skilled craftsman that shaped the buildings we live and work in today. Embodied in a nostalgic time era at the turn of the 20th century, the world was a much simpler place. From stained glass and woodcarvers to metal fabricators, these men and women were true artists that honed their craft over years of painstaking handmade detailing. From the busiest urban workshops to the tranquil small towns of the rural Midwest, these artisans could be found in every profession.
This line designed by Florida Tile, embodies these same qualities of contemporary design, extraordinary craftsmanship and the American spirit those people and of that time period. Designed in a classic Marble style, the Craftsman DP line features a smooth flat surface that is ideal for residential and light commercial applications. The graphics development is done using Florida Tile’s proprietary DP-Digital Porcelain technology.
With up to 20 different graphics per color in the 12×12 alone, this line features the realistic shade variation of the most modern decorating lines available.