Before looking at stones, here is some information to help you make the right choice for your home. There are four distinct types of stone: ceramic, porcelain, marble, and granite. Within the ceramic selections, there are glazed floor tile, which is the most popular, and unglazed floor tile, also known as natural stone.
The glazed tile has a special coating applied to the body and is then fired at a very hot temperature for sealing. The glazing creates a hard and non-porous result, which is easy to clean. It also makes the tile stain, scratch, fire, fade, and slip resistant.