PORCELAIN & CERAMICS

WFS carries a wide range of porcelain & ceramic tiles, suitable for any space within your home, from living areas to bathrooms as well as anti slip tiles for wet room installations.

What is the difference between Porcelain or Ceramic tiles:

In general, porcelain tile is harder than ceramic and offers greater design flexibility. Although both are made from clay and other naturally occurring materials fired in a kiln, the clay used to make porcelain tile is more refined and purified. It's fired at a higher temperature and greater pressure, resulting in an extremely dense and hard material.


Porcelain is proving to be a long wearing material that is really making its mark on the industry. Porcelain tile is an ideal product for cold-weather climates where freeze/thaw conditions are a concern. Due to its low moisture absorption rate (.5 percent or less), porcelain is less likely to crack and is more impervious to stains.

When picking porcelain tile, it is best to choose one that has "through body colour." Some tiles may have only a ceramic glaze fired over the body; if chipped, the white-, tan-, or red-clay base is exposed.

Porcelain can also be rectified -- cut to a precise size so all tiles are identical, allowing the tile contractor to set extremely tight grout joints.