Porcelain tile is heavier and more dense, therefore less water absorbent, than regular ceramic tile. It has become more readily available for residential applications in recent years and helped to drive the popular trend of larger format tiles.
The picture to the right shows a steam shower tiled with Porcelain. The ceiling and walls are a 12″ x 24″ porcelain tile and there is an accent course on the back wall that utilizes textured porcelain tile. The shower floor is a 4″ x 4″ tile and the bathroom floor is a plank style floor. One thing to notice is that the shower ceiling is sloped. Code for steam showers requires that the ceiling be sloped 2″ per foot.
The next job shows a bathroom that’s utilizing porcelain tile for the main floor, the shower floor and the shower walls and ceiling. Porcelain is sometimes chosen because it’s more stain resistant than natural stone.
Guild Tile is a local contractor specializing in tile installations.