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Old November 3rd 03, 03:05 AM
Pelorus
 
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Default Porcelain vs. ceramic tile installation

I have a choice between a porcelain or ceramic tile for a kitchen. Are
there any issues-- degree of difficulty-- installing porcelain vs. ceramic
tile?



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Old November 3rd 03, 05:52 AM
Master Chef Richard Campbell
 
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Default Porcelain vs. ceramic tile installation

Hi There,

Not a expert but I have found that Porcelain Tile is a lot harder. This
hardness and solid color instead of a surface glaze makes them stand up
better.

Chef


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Old November 3rd 03, 01:05 PM
Larry Bud
 
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"Pelorus" wrote in message .com...
I have a choice between a porcelain or ceramic tile for a kitchen. Are
there any issues-- degree of difficulty-- installing porcelain vs. ceramic
tile?


Not if you have a decent saw. I put porcelain for the kitchen counter
and with a $200 wet saw, it cuts fine, albeit slower, than a ceramic
tile.

Hard as a rock too. I've drop some pretty heavy objects on it, not a
scratch.
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Old November 4th 03, 01:32 AM
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"Larry Bud" wrote in message
om...
"Pelorus" wrote in message

.com...
I have a choice between a porcelain or ceramic tile for a kitchen. Are
there any issues-- degree of difficulty-- installing porcelain vs.

ceramic
tile?


Not if you have a decent saw. I put porcelain for the kitchen counter
and with a $200 wet saw, it cuts fine, albeit slower, than a ceramic
tile.

Hard as a rock too. I've drop some pretty heavy objects on it, not a
scratch.


I agree with Master and Larry - porcelain is much better and much harder to
cut -
especially thicknesses over 1/4". I found the cutters with the tungsten
wheel work
fairly well for 1/4" thick tiles but are almost useless for 3/8" and over. I
bought a Grizzly
wet tile saw, which worked quite well, for about $350. The first diamond saw
blade,
which cost about $20, cut only about 22' of 3/8" tile.

You need to check what you are offered for edging - it may well be ceramic.

Good luck!

Have fun!

Sd




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