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Porcelain is ceramic---

Porcelain is cooked at a higher temperature than other 'ceramic' tiles--so the crystallization is different.

I think you were asking a trick question.
 

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There is a difference in ceramic tile and porcelain. Porcelain tiles the color goes all the way thru, ceramic is a glaze on top of the tile. If you drop something on ceramic and it chips you see the red clay underneath, if porcelain chips the color is the same as the top.
 

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There is a difference in ceramic tile and porcelain. Porcelain tiles the color goes all the way thru, ceramic is a glaze on top of the tile. If you drop something on ceramic and it chips you see the red clay underneath, if porcelain chips the color is the same as the top.

The modern, cheaper, porcelain tiles are clay covered with glaze---finding solid body porcelain is rare now a days.

So a chip will show up as a different color than the top glaze.
 
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