Floor and Wall tile are generally broken down into three categories; ceramic, porcelain and natural stone.
Ceramic and porcelain are the most common and generally the most economical of the floor and wall tiles. Porcelain is slightly more expensive than ceramic due to its manufacturing process which makes it more naturally stain resistant and durable than its traditional ceramic tile counter-part. Porcelain tiles are also consistent in colour throughout, unlike ceramic tiles which have a layer of colour over a clay base.
Natural stone is broken down into a variety of products including granite, marble, limestone, travertine and slate. All natural stone types are derived from natural stone materials that have been quarried at various times and locations. Location and time that these materials have been quarried, as well as naturally occurring colour variations work together to create a huge variety of different characteristics. The saying ‘one is not like the other’ is especially true when speaking of natural stone.