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Porcelain tile is very durable and comes in many colors and patterns. The bathroom remodel above was done with a porcelain tile that has a rugged texture to mimic stone. To ensure you are getting "real" porcelain tile, you should research the company you are purchasing from as there are only a couple dozen certified porcelain tile manufacturers in North America. Certified porcelain tile has been tested to ensure the water penetration is only 0.5%. It is tested by boiling the porcelain tile for 5 hours then tested to see how much water was absorbed in that time. Porcelain tile is recommended for indoor use. Porcelain tile can be a little more expensive that ceramic tile. One of the characteristics of porcelain tile is that the color is throughout the tile whereas the ceramic tile has the color layer on top. If it gets a chip you will see a different color. Porcelain tile is harder to cut due to its density, a professional tile saw is recommended as well as a good saw blade.