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 Certified Porcelain Tile Flooring

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What is Porcelain Tile?

Porcelain tile is defined by the American National Standard (ANSI) A137.1 (1988) as "a ceramic mosaic tile or paver that is generally made by a dust-pressed method of a composition, resulting in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine-grained, and smooth, with sharply formed face."

Shaw Porcelain Tile is ASTM tested and TNCA certified as being authentic porcelain.

What is Porcelain Tile certification?

  • Verifies appropriate water absorption
  • Assures buyer of desired quality and wear characteristics
  • Is renewed every three years for each tile, so consistent standards are maintained
  • Helps ensure use of proper tile for the job, reducing expensive installation failure

Phoenix Porcelain Tile

How does porcelain tile compare to ceramic tile?

Porcelain tile:

  • Is considerably denser and more impervious, which means it is more resistent to fluid passing through
  • Has a much lower rate of water absorption, so it's suitable for interiors and exteriors in all climates
  • Is considered frost resistant
  • Has a greater breaking strength
  • Is fired at extremely high temperatures, becoming 30% harder than natural stone (like granite and marble)
  • Costs less than natural stone
  • More design and color options than ceramic

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