Available in matte finish and semi-gloss, porcelain is made from kilned clay, similar to ceramic. The difference between ceramic and porcelain is the latter is generally harder, because it's made from clay that is more pure and refined. The mixture of fine porcelain clay is fired at higher temperatures, creating a dense material with low water absorption— and resulting in an easy-to-clean material that offers a happy-marriage of durability and sophistication.
Porcelain tile is a perfect option for kitchens of any style, especially if you’re looking for a hint of subtle drama. With movement and multi-tonal shades that combine to create organic textural patterns, most porcelain designs will work especially seamlessly into rustic, farmhouse, and traditional kitchen styles.