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Old 02-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Ceramic vs porcelain


I have never attempted laying tile. I read alot about it and decided on using porcelain. A friend told me it is hard to cut. Is this a problem with porcelain?

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First, understand that porcelain tile IS ceramic tile. The recipe used to make it is slightly different from what is used to make standard ceramic tile.

Porcelain has a greater density (therefore less absorbency) than standard ceramic (basically) and is therefore somewhat harder to cut.

The same saw (blade) or tile-breaker that you use for ceramic will in most cases (not all) also cut porcelain.

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