Say goodbye to those days when designers and clients had limited floor and wall tile options. The tile industry is evolving by making numerous range of tiles and choices available for your home and office. They come in a variety of finishes and properties.

GVT and PGVT tiles are at the top of the charts among all tiles. They are the favorite choices of several industries because of their outstanding properties and dynamic features. Both types of tiles are unique and exclusive in their own ways. Both are suitable for flooring applications and walls for commercial and residential spaces. 

Being India’s one of the reputed GVT and PGVT tile manufacturers, we are sharing some of the most interesting insights in this blog. At the end of the blog, you will get a better understanding of the basics of both tiles, helping you decide which one is better for your living space.

What are PGVT Tiles?

PGVT also known as Polished Glazed Vitrified Tiles, are tiles with a polished surface, hosting a higher level of reflective index. They are available in a variety of designs, colors, and patterns. From several options, you can choose according to your home or office interior needs.

Freedom Ceramic is India’s top GVT and PGVT tile manufacturer producing 600 x 600, 600 x 1200, and 1200 x 1200 sizes of tiles. The beauty lies in their glossy finish, shiny sleek look, and easy installation process. Its admirable beauty makes it an ideal choice for flooring applications in high-traffic spaces. 

Using 600×600 and 600×1200 size of flooring tiles in living rooms, bedrooms or dining areas is a better option. These tiles are also popularly used for commercial and residential spaces such as bathrooms, offices, showrooms, kitchens, and more.

What are GVT Tiles?

GVT tiles also known as Glazed Vitrified Tiles are also a famous type of porcelain floor tiles. They have a layer of glaze at their surface and have colored texture, featuring many imprints made with an inkjet printer.

GVT tiles are available in 600 x 600, 600 x 1200, and 1200 x 1200 sizes. They come with robust and durable properties and can withstand heavy footfall. GVT tiles are available in multiple finishes like laptop, matte, and satin matte. It serves as the best choice for flooring applications, enhancing traction and preventing slipping. 

Moreover, these tiles are an ideal option for wall applications as well. You can easily clean any kind of spots and stains on GVT tiles. They can be well maintained with soapy water and a wet cloth or mop. Some of the most known applications of GVT tiles for commercial and residential purposes are at dining rooms, corridors, kitchens, conference rooms, living rooms, malls, offices, bedrooms, boutiques, showrooms, airports, etc. 

Key Differences Between GVT Tiles and PGVT Tiles


GVT tiles are the best option as they are available in a variety of finishes like matte, sugar, rustic, and satin. PGVT has a glossy surface feature, so a glossy finish is the only option.


GVT tiles can withstand higher footfalls and are mostly installed in places like commercial and residential settings. PGVT tiles provide aesthetic appeal and cannot bear higher traffic at the same time. So space owners mostly do not choose PGVT for their commercial spaces. Hence, PGVT can be used to give a visual appeal in home spaces.

Moisture Bearing Strength

At Freedom Ceramic, we make GVT and PGVT tiles. Both are durable and can bear the wear and tear. However, they are different when checking their capacities to bear moisture.

GVT tiles are glazed and have a non-porous surface. Hence, they have excellent resistance power to bear moisture and water, making them a perfect choice for high-moisture areas. PGVT tiles have a glossy finish and are slippery and are used in moisture-friendly areas.


GVT tiles are comparatively difficult to maintain and clean. PGVT tiles have a glazed layer of liquid glass, and maintaining and cleaning these tiles is easy. You should not use harsh cleaners or chemicals to clean and instead must use mild detergents for regular mopping. All you need is, to periodically polish PGVT tiles to keep their shine intact.

Which Tiles Are Better? GVT or PGVT?

Both tiles have their own set of properties in terms of usage, durability, strength, maintenance, looks, and much more. Some applications are common and some vary based on client choices and space needs.

So, it is difficult to choose the best of the two. Being one of the best tile manufacturers in India and worldwide, we suggest you consider various factors such as pattern, shape and size, quality, color, maintenance, budget, tile designs, and installation to finalize which type of GVT or PGVT tile suits best for your living space.


Freedom Ceramic produces three different sizes of tiles: 600 x 600, 600 x 1200, and 1200 x 1200. Based on their visuals and properties, they are favorite choices for industry and space owners. If you are planning to renovate your living space and create new designs, you must choose GVT or PGVT tiles. The stunning variety will add exceptional beauty to your walls and floors. 

Choosing and installing tiles is a very long-term investment and is a question of aesthetic appeal. We suggest you explore both options at Freedom Ceramic and give your living space the gracious look that it deserves.