Homogeneous Tiles, also called Full-Body Porcelain Tiles, are hardy and durable. The colors of this type are uniform throughout the body. Homogeneous tiles are the densest, hardest, and least porous of all porcelain tiles. With an absorption rate of less than 0.5%, these are practically water and stain-resistant. These are great for both indoors and outdoors.
Double-Loaded Porcelain Tiles, also called Double-Charged Tiles, are thicker than standard porcelain tiles. These are made by merging homogeneous and porcelain tiles to form a thick and sturdy material. Like Homogeneous Tiles, designs are limited. The absorption rate is less than 0.5%, making this an economical choice for heavy commercial areas.
Porcelain Tiles are denser and less porous than ceramic tiles due to their different manufacturing processes. Porcelain Tiles are made by pressing porcelain clays and firing at a higher temperature than ceramic. Absorption rate ranges between 0.5% - 3%. Porcelain Tiles have many designs to choose from due to the varied digital prints that can be applied to their surface. These can be used in homes and light commercial areas.
Ceramic Tiles have a wide variety of designs. The body is usually white or red, and the surface can be glazed in a glossy or matte finish. Ceramic Tiles have an absorption rate of 3%-7%. These tiles work well on walls and floors in areas with light to moderate foot traffic.