There is a general misunderstanding that Ceramic Tiles and Porcelain Tiles are one and the same. At Were Specialist Tiling, we believe that to do the job right, you have to have a good tiler with experience and skills to provide an expert finish. You also need the right tiles. We may be tilers but we want to be with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the right finish that will last for years to come.

Porcelain and ceramic are often talked about as if they were one and the same. While they are both part of the larger ceramic family, they are composed differently and provide some key differences that can result in one or the other being the preferred choice for your new tiling project.

Porcelain tiling is more commonly used in bathrooms and wet rooms and one of the main reasons for this is that they are more impervious than ceramic. Porcelain tile has a water absorption rate of just 0.5% or lower.

Porcelain Tiles have the following benefits:

Strong & Hard

Porcelain tiles are produced from a fine, dense clay that is fired at an extremely high temperature to make them strong, hard and non porcelain ceramic tiles. If you have an area of your home that experiences high foot traffic that you are looking at getting tiled then porcelain tiles can be beneficial for these locations.


With such a wide variety of mould options, colours and finishes, porcelain tiles offer you the opportunity to choose different colours, shapes and styles to make your home as unique as you are.

Minimal Staining

Because porcelain tiles absorb so little moisture, they do not experience any staining. So whether it is a glass or red wine, a tasty indian cuisine or simply a glass or water being spilled on porcelain, you do not have to worry about staining.


With its smooth hard finish and low absorption rate, porcelain tiles are ideal for cleaning with chemical cleaning agents so that you can keep your new tiled room clean and hygienic.



We hope that this information about porcelain tiling has helped.  At Were Specialist Tiling, we regard ourselves as more than just another tiler.  We are skilled and experienced in working with all forms of tile so that we can give you the perfect finish every time.


To find out more about Were Tiling and the types of tiler work that we do, please contact us.