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The use of the words porcelain and ceramic to describe tiles is somewhat confusing as most are described as ceramic, then divided between porcelain and non-porcelain. The main differences are that porcelain tiles are denser, smoother and more impervious to moisture, whereas ceramic or non-porcelain tiles are softer. Therefore porcelain tiles are more suitable for areas that get harder wear.

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Q: What are some of the differences between porcelain tile and ceramic tile?
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