Homogeneous tiles are a type of porcelain tile (full body porcelain tile). There are two main tile categories: Porcelain and Ceramic. Porcelain tile is denser and less porous than a ceramic tile. This would mean porcelain tiles are much more durable and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The extra density is a result of a slightly different manufacturing process. Ceramic tile usually features a white or red body.
Hence, ceramic tiles are only recommended for interior walls and floors, or areas with light foot traffic. Porcelain tiles, on the other hand, are gaining popularity due to its flexibility in application. It is the choice for floors that anticipate heavier traffic such as kitchen floors, hallways and even car porches as they are relatively more resistant to scratching and chipping.