Porcelain tile is fired at 2500 degrees, allowing it to resist sunlight and UV rays and the damage they cause. All porcelain tiles have less than 0.5 percent water absorption rate, making them stain and weather-resistant. Because they absorb almost no water, porcelain tiles won’t crack in freezing temperatures like other materials. Durability and strength are two of the key reasons designers recommend installing porcelain tiles in outdoor spaces. Impervious to the elements, porcelain tiles will not crack or break in the winter or break down in the sun. They also offer a high weight-bearing capability, making them suitable for a variety of projects, including driveways.