Porcelain & Ceramic Tiles
Modern porcelain tiles are generally produced to a number of recognized international standards and definitions. Manufacturers are found across the world with Italy being the global leader. Because of its durability, inability to rust and nonporous nature, glazed porcelain has been in use for personal hygiene since the third quarter of the 17th century.
The ceramic tile industry rates wear using the PEI scale, which classifies tile surfaces from 1 to 5. PEI 1 is least resistant to abrasion and PEI 5 most resistant.
Most tile can be used on walls, but floor tile needs to withstand greater wear and tear. For light residential use, Class 2 or greater is a good choice. For high traffic areas such as kitchens and entryways, Class 3 or greater will hold up best. Therefore, porcelain tile is a better floor tile than ceramic tile. Tile comes in a multitude of sizes with 12" x 24" being the most popular for floor tile. We also carry a large selection of oversized and art decorative tile.
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