What is Porcelain?
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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