For durability, this material is hard to beat. Thanks to the manufacturing process, porcelain tile is harder, more durable and much stronger than many natural stone floor coverings available on the market today. Your tiles will always be consistent, as they are rectified, or cut to size, right after the firing process, so there's no shrinkage that occurs. This will offer smaller gaps between the tiles, which means smaller grout lines in your finished flooring.
Water resistance is excellent, as these tiles absorb less than 0.5%, which also means they are impervious to such elements as strong solvents, detergents, acids, and alkalis. This gives you a flooring that is as hygienic as it is beautiful and durable.