About Porcelain Tile

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What is Porcelain Tile? About Glazed Porcelain. 

Styles and designs for the American home.

Certified 100% porcelain tile* is fired at higher temperatures than regular ceramic tile, so it’s more dense, less porous, and shows better wear characteristics.

  • 30% stronger than granite
  • Resists staining

Porcelain is also easy to clean, and offers superior wear resistance.

Mannington offers three types of Porcelain Tile:

  • Glazed: A glaze is applied that completely covers the tile
  • Color-Core™: Glaze is applied to the tile but the body is still an integral part of the color and shows through
  • Tru Color: The color is fired deep into the body and is the same color all the way through the tile

From an environmental responsibility standpoint:

  • Tile is made of all-natural products
  • Ultra-low VOCs
  • Can be cleaned with water alone, no harsh chemicals required
  • Meets strict indoor air quality standards
  • Will not emit contaminants due to inert product construction
  • Does not readily support the growth of mold, fungus or bacteria

*Certified by the Porcelain Tile Certification Agency, an industry organization.