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Certified Porcelain Tile
What is certified 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
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