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Should You Pick Natural Stone or Porcelain Tile?

Making decisions for your home that will last for the next 20 years is difficult. Decisions such as what type of tile to put in your home is never a fun decision to make. When it comes to having to choose between natural stone or ceramic/porcelain tile can be hard. We want to help you break down the pros and cons to both types of tile and which would be best suited for your home. Grout Restoration works has seen and cleaned many different types of natural stone as well as ceramic and porcelain tile. We understand the effects that one choice can cause.

Natural Stone

The first thing that you need to consider is the look that you want in your home. The aesthetic that you want in your home is important. You’re the one who is looking at it every day. Therefore, when you go with a natural stone there are several looks that can be created in your home. Earthy, contemporary, and the like can be created with natural stone. Here are the properties that it has is the fact that it is extremely durable. However natural stone is also porous and is prone to staining. Therefore, it needs to be cleaned and stained regularly.

Porcelain/Ceramic

This type of tile is incredibly durable and stain resistant. Additionally, it isn’t porous and because of that you don’t have to worry about sealing your tile, just your grout. The downside to porcelain and ceramic tile is the look of it. While you can get many different patterns and colors, it doesn’t bring the same look and effect to the table as natural stone does. If you’re needing something that is incredibly durable, then porcelain is the way to go. There is a difference between porcelain and ceramic. The main difference being that one has certified and graded.

Choosing tile can be very difficult but the entire process can be avoided simply by sticking with the tile that you already have in your home. Grout Restoration Works can make your tile and grout look as beautiful as the day it was installed. Give us a call to have a free home estimate today or fill out our online request form!