Porcelain is a type of tile material that is made using high-quality clay. It is known for its high silica content and has the same characteristics that are common to silica. For instance, like silica, porcelain has low water absorption, decent hardness, and resistance to chemicals or abrasion. Porcelain was first developed by Italian manufacturers.
Due to the above-mentioned qualities, porcelain became a favored flooring and landscaping option among many users across the globe, especially in the Phoenix metro area. In fact, the original porcelain, back in the day, was so resistant to water, chemicals, and abrasion that it did not require sealing at all. However today, it is not uncommon to find certain types of porcelain that require sealing, to withstand long term damage.