Ok. What to choose? They both look and feel almost identical. Why does one cost more than the other? One way they are different is in how porous they are. Porcelain tiles have higher density and are less porous than ceramic. What does that mean? Porcelain tiles are far less permeable to water than ceramic. this makes porcelain an ideal choice for bathroom applications. Check out some more differences between porcelain and ceramic tile so you can make the best choice for your next project.