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I need to drill into some tile. How can I tell if it's ceramic or porcelain? I want to use the correct drill bit.

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    – isherwood
    Aug 3 '21 at 20:11
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    I'm not keen to write up a full answer at the moment, but this should help: wikihow.com/…
    – isherwood
    Aug 3 '21 at 20:14
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    trick question: porcelain is a ceramic along with stoneware, earthenware, and terra cotta, in descending order of density.
    – dandavis
    Aug 4 '21 at 3:41
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A diamond-tipped bit will drill through either material so just buy it.

Trying to save 50% on a carbide bit for ceramic tile is just not worth the risk of ruining potentially porcelain tile.

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  • While good advice, this doesn't answer the question. Just buying it isn't always an option or the wise move.
    – isherwood
    Aug 3 '21 at 20:11

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