Ceramic tile is typically made from red or white clay that has been fired in a kiln. While ceramic tile and porcelain tile are often used interchangeably, they are actually quite different. Ceramic tile is less dense and more absorbent, making it less frost-proof and more prone to damage than porcelain tile. Nevertheless, ceramic tile is a popular choice for flooring, walls, and countertops throughout the home. The tile is coated with a protective glaze that improves its durability and stain resistance, while also providing the color and pattern for the tile. Ceramic tile comes in a wide variety of sizes and designs to suit any style or preference.