The benefits of using porcelain shower tiles include water and stain resistance, durability and versatility. Porcelain tile is available in a glazed and through-bodied types. Through-bodied is ideal for hiding scratches and chips, while glazed is available in several designs and hues.
Additional benefits of porcelain shower tiles include their resistance to odors, fire and bacteria. While the grout of the tiles can become stained and the tiles can crack, they are easy to clean. Owners shouldn't use steel wool, scouring pads or other harsh abrasives. Shower tiles made from unglazed porcelain have to be cleaned more frequently than through-bodied tiles.