Tile in Lebanon, PA from Home Improvement Outlet

Are ceramic and porcelain tiles the same?

When you opt for tile floors, you can determine the project's complexity. Choose standard-sized tiles in a simple design, and you've got an attractive, no-fuss-floor that will serve you well for many years. In today's post, we will discuss the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles. 

Tile floors can be a focal point

To be the focal point in the room, choose an intricate design including enhancement tiles like medallions and borders. Home Improvement Outlet offers a large selection of tile flooring in Lebanon, PA. We have what you need for your flooring upgrade.

Ceramic tile

Ceramic tile
is best for an area that has low or medium foot traffic. Ceramic is very functional but still less durable than porcelain. However, porcelain is ceramic but differs in composition. 


Ceramic is made of coarse clay hardened in a kiln at a lower temperature than porcelain, composed of more refined clay. Standard tile sizes available in solid colors or simple designs are the norm. Ceramic tiles are waterproof only when they are glazed.

Porcelain tile

In contrast, porcelain tiles are naturally waterproof and are tough enough to withstand heavy foot traffic. As a result, porcelain is the most robust tile material available. 

Tile sizes

Tile sizes range from mosaic to large format, with colorful and varied designs. Wood-look porcelain tiles are trendy now. Tiles often look like small hardwood planks. Because heavier and denser porcelain tiles are harder to cut than ceramic tiles, installation costs may be higher.

Home Improvement Outlet serves all your tile flooring needs and more

In business for over 30 years, family-owned Home Improvement Outlet installs tile floors in homes and businesses. We specialize in bathroom and kitchen remodeling, so look through our selection of cabinets, countertops, doors, and windows in our showroom in Lebanon, PA. We bring high-quality products and services to PA residents in Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Dauphin, and Schuylkill counties. 

Lebanon, Hershey, Manheim, Reading, Jonestown, and Harrisburg, PA are some of the communities in our service area. In addition, Home Improvement Outlet, which offers guaranteed installation, can complete your tile floor upgrade.