Shop wood look tile trends today! Check out our design inspiration gallery to see some of the current trends in tile design. Wood look tile is a unique tile trend that has the benefits of porcelain but the look of wood. If you are looking for a modern feel or an elegant tile to tie a room together, this versatile design is sure to make any space look exceptional.
Whether you are a first time homeowner or an experienced renovator, you will find home design often has many changing trends. Maybe you have noticed the prevalence of wood look tile, or wood flooring in home design. So when you shop for flooring understanding the difference between pop trends and lasting trends is important. But what do we mean by pop trends vs. lasting trends. Read More
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Not all ceramic tile is porcelain, but all porcelain tile is considered a specific kind of ceramic. A dry pressed CERAMIC tile with water absorption below 0.5% is called porcelain tile. Water absorption is the method used to measure the density/hardness of the ceramic.
When you see the boxes of your porcelain tile, you’ll see the word ceramic. Do not panic. Porcelain is a product of ceramic. Therefore, the manufacturers call themselves ceramic manufacturers and their name contain the word Ceramic instead of Porcelain. Thus your packaging may say ceramic tile instead of porcelain.
PEI is something (I’ve picked the word something on purpose because I was never able to find out what It was other than it sands for Porcelain Enamel Institute) that’s widely confused with Tile Classes ” ASTM C1027-19 (2019 edition)” that only measures “Visual Abrasion of The Glaze”. According to 2019 edition, a Class 3 tile is suitable for light commercial and heavy traffic residential surfaces. Almost, all porcelain tiles are in this range!!! If you really want better porcelain tiles, you should check its density (water absorption) and Mohs level(deep abrasion)