Certified Porcelain Tile Flooring
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."
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
How does porcelain tile compare to ceramic 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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