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Is DuraCeramic better than Ceramic Tile?

June 22, 2020
When a consumer goes to buy the perfect flooring for his home, he is bound to get confused among the variety of options in front of him/her. He can either choose from the traditional carpet flooring, hardwood flooring, ceramic flooring, tile flooring, vinyl flooring, etc. or can also lookout for the new types of flooring coming in the market such as fiberglass flooring or DuraCeramic flooring. A lot of people are not aware of these new types of flooring options and hence stick to the traditional floorings.

Ceramic Tile:

Amongst all the flooring options available to the customer, ceramic tile is one of the most cost-efficient type of flooring. Not only is it scratch, water, and moisture resistant, but it also very durable. Ceramic tile comes in a variety of colours, patterns, and textures and you can easily choose your favorite type of ceramic tile according to your budget. Although it is easy to install ceramic flooring all by yourself, it is suggested to take the help of an expert because if not installed properly, the tiles can crack or break very easily. It is suitable for both residential as well as commercial purposes. These floorings can be installed in almost every room of the house including the bathrooms, though they are mostly preferred in the kitchen areas and the bedrooms. Because this flooring is cold to touch and feel, usually people living in areas where the temperature is low avoided putting this flooring. Ceramic flooring is available in a variety of prices starting from as low as $2 per tile, depending upon the company.


DuraCeramic is a Congoleum flooring which has been designed to look like ceramic. It is basically a cross between ceramic flooring and vinyl flooring which aims to provide the same warmth and comfort as provided by ceramic tile. It is prepared with a limestone composite base and fortified with a polymeric resin. It is the perfect blend of being rigid as well as flexible, that is, it is neither very rigid and nor very flexible. For instance, this flooring will not break or crack because of the subfloor expansion and contraction. This means one does not need to pay much attention to the details of the subfloor if you want to put DuraCeramic flooring, something you would have to do if you want to put the traditional ceramic or vinyl flooring. Also, it is extremely easy to install and does not require an expert to do the installations for you.

DuraCeramic can be installed on walls, floors, and more. They are most suitable for residential and light commercial purposes. It is recommended to install them in dry, interior areas of the house which are heated. They are not meant to be installed in places that are water-prone such as bathrooms and basements. 

DuraCeramic tile was initially supposed to a costlier tile to install, but over time, its prices have dropped and it has become an affordable flooring option for the people who do not want to spend much on the flooring.

Thus, ceramic tile and DuraCeramic tile have their own pros and cons. Since DuraCeramic is a newer type of flooring, you might want to try it and experience the difference between the two.