I'm trying to decide between ceramic tiles and vitrified tiles for flooring. Which one is easier to maintain and more durable?
Also, can we use Wooden look vitrified tiles for flooring? Or is that not a good idea?
Thanks so much.
Vetrified, range above Rs 100 per sft. Use a darker shade anti slip for the kitchen. Wooden look not a good idea, looks fake.
Need help on selecting tiles for bathroom both for floor and walls.
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glazed vitrified vs porcelain
The Best Suited Floor Tiles: Porcelain, Glazed Ceramic or Vitrified
A] Vitrified vs ceramic
Ceramic tiles are porous and have a tendency to absorb water while vitrified tiles are impervious and water resistant.
Ceramic tiles are usually used indoors and vitrified can be used indoors, outdoors as well as in heavy traffic commercial areas because of their resistance to wear and tear.
Ceramic tiles are cheaper as compared to vitrified.
Ceramic tiles are prone to cracking and breaking as they are essentially made of baked clay. Vitrified tiles have a very strong material strength and do not break that easily.
B] Tiles with wooden patterns
These are available both as vitrified and ceramic tiles. They come in actual plank sizes (165mm x 900mm) and also in tile sizes (2'x4') etc. Go for the actual plank size as they don't look fake (the pictures below illustrate). Here ceramic wins, since they provide better texture and feel as compared to vitrified. They require pigmented cement to fill the joints in order to give the seamless wooden look.
Vitrified Tiles - regular tile size
Ceramic Tiles - actual plank size
Hope this answers your questions. All the best!