Reclaimed wood look tile Ibero Oak comes with the natural oak wood background color and, lots of character. Besides, this tile has a graphic design that gives the impression of multiple sizes. It’s an ideal tile for rustic, cottage style interiors. 12×40 porcelain tile from Spain.
Reclaimed Wood Look Tiles are very much in demand
Reclaimed wood look floors are the main component of the cottage or rustic style interiors. The warm and cozy feel attached to this style is always trendy. Moreover reclaimed wood look tile Ibero Oak is also suitable for kitchen and bathroom floors.
Porcelain is a product of ceramic. Ceramic tiles with water absorption of 0.5% and lower are categorized as porcelain tiles. Most Ceramic and Porcelain tiles are glazed products. Whereas some companies have been pushing PEI as the hardness and durability of the tile, PEI is an abrasion test measuring the wear and tear of the glaze. You can have a ceramic tile with a PEI rating 4 or 5, but it won’t last as long as the porcelain tile. The only indicator of the hardness is the water absorption level. Most porcelain tiles today come with a water absorption below 0.5% Therefore they are extremely hard products. Reclaimed Wood Tile Ibero Oak comes with less than 0.5% water absorption and a PEI rate 3.
For residential use, PEI 3 and most commercial areas PEI 4 is enough, and almost all porcelain tiles are made within those PEI ratings.
The durability of the tile depends on the installation as much as its hardness. If you want your tile to last, you may want to sure that your installer is using a good thinset and he’s not leaving hollow spots under your tiles. Before asking the PEI of your tile, you may want to ask the water absorption level of your tile. Tile Council Of America is the only authority to follow for any question about porcelain and ceramic tiles.