Originally Posted by satchmo
We're planning to replace the old tiles of our kitchen with new ones.
We're pretty much set on a tiled surface, and natural stones are too expensive.
So, it comes down to ceramic vs. porcelain.
The price difference is small.
Which one would you guys recommend?
I would strongly recommed porcelain, it's almost as strong as granite. so if you drop an object on it's surface. it wont chip the glazed surface, Unlike ceramic.
thats why, the price is a little bit more but its better. If you were thinking of using stone, on your flooring. You can get classic travertine from arizona tile retail is about 4.95 sqft. But you figure porcellain is about 2 - 4 dollars a sqft for for about a buck more. But it can greatly raise the value of your home depening on the sqft. "For example"
Lets say you have 300 sqft to install of tile or porcellain the value of your home might hit around 7,000 dollars if your lucky. but by installing stone would raise the bar to about 19,000 or better.
add some slab counters and you just made about 30,000 or better so you can see the differance. Trust me we all have a budget. but if you could wait a little while longer save a little more it would more then pay for itself in the end.