For functionality and design, ceramic and porcelain tile are excellent choices. These tiles are dense and strong, easy-to-clean, long-lasting and don't absorb smell, water or carry allergens. Use for kitchen or bathroom floors is common, but ceramic and porcelian tiles can also enhance any space in a decorative way. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are manmade which offers flexibility in tile design. They are available in a multitude of colors, textures and shapes and are often designed to mirror natural stone surfaces. Generally, ceramic and porcelain tiles are easier to take care of than most natural stone surfaces.