Ceramic tile is a mixture of clay and other natural materials. The special clay are mined from the earth, shaped, colored and then fried in kilns. Most Ceramic tile has either white or red body coloration underneath the glazed, colored top layer.
Porcelain tile is a newer form of ceramic tile and is becoming popular among home owners, architects, engineers, hoteliers, and builders.
Porcelain tiles are composed of fine porcelain clay fired at much higher temperature than ceramic tiles. This process makes porcelain tile a denser product that is much harder, less porous, and less prone to moisture and stain absorption than other ceramics tiles.
For this reasons, most porcelain tiles are also harder to cut and break due to their density and hardness.