Porcelain is more dense and less porous than glazed ceramic tile. For homeowners, porcelain tile is especially resistant to staining, moisture, bacteria, scratches, harsh cleaners as well as fading. It is available in both polished and matte finishes and a variety of sizes, colours and textures. Porcelain is also more durable and easier to clean than marble, which is an important consideration for a family with children. Their strength, durability and low absorbency makes them perfect for internal and external uses, however; glazed porcelain and full body porcelain have different characteristics, each with their own benefits.