Ceramic tiles are a type of tile that is typically made from red or white clay and fired in a kiln.
They are similar to porcelain tiles, and while some companies use the terms interchangeably, they are in fact very different. Ceramic is not as dense and has a higher absorption rate, meaning that they are not frost proof (if used outdoors) and may damage more easily than porcelain. However, ceramic tiles are a very popular choice for floors, countertops and walls due to their lower cost. The tile is coated with a special glaze that protects and seals it stopping it from absorbing stains while improving durability. The glaze is also what gives ceramic tiles their colour and pattern.
This type of tile can be favoured with installers due to how easy they are to cut and drill.