Porcelain and Vitrified tiles are widely used for their material strength. They have quite a number of similar characteristics yet there are some distinct differences between both the tiles.
- Porcelain tiles are also known as ceramic tiles that are further hardened so as to increase the density, strength and make the tile impervious. Vitrified tiles are manufactured by the process of vitrification of the tiles which imparts a glass look to the tiles and create a very homogeneous and strong material.
- Porcelain tiles are manufactured by the Dust Press method while Vitrified tiles are manufactured by the process of Hydraulic Press method.
- Porcelain tiles can be used in residential areas and areas having medium commercial traffic. Vitrified tiles can be used in residential areas and areas having high commercial traffic.
- Porcelain tiles are available in two varieties namely glazed and un-glazed porcelain tiles. Vitrified tiles are available as soluble salt Vitrified tiles, Double Charge Vitrified tiles, Full Body Vitrified tiles and Glazed vitrified tiles.
- Both Porcelain and Vitrified tiles are strong, durable, scratch resistant, impact resistant, acid and alkali resistant, water resistant and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
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