Large White Tile Bianco Dolomiti is a rectified porcelain tile manufactured by Italian La Fabrica. In this product, the famous manufacturer mimics a rare selection of White Dolomite that comes with slight linear veining that is very popular among design comunity. This is a beautiful look defined by clean lines.
Bianco Doloimiti comes in 24×48 inch size. Since, every 24×48 tile covers twice more area than 24×24 tiles, such size reduces the seam drastically. The minimal seam on the floors also create a spacious feel in addition to a clean look. Moreover, 24×48 has the perfect proportion for most bathrooms and it adds the similar effect of expensive marble slabs on your walls.
Large White Tile Bianco Dolomiti’s Water Absorption and PEI
Water absorption indicates the hardness of the tile. It also what turns a ceramic tile into a porcelain tile. “Ceramic tiles with water absorption of 0.5% and lower are those we call porcelain tiles.” Therefore water absorption is the only value to determine a tile’s durability. Large White Tile Bianco Dolomiti comes with water absorption of 0.1% or below. Most ceramic and porcelain tiles are glazed products. PEI is an abrasion value that indicates the wear and tear of the glazed surface on a scale from 1 to 5. The recommended value for residential surfaces is PEI3, for commercial surfaces is PEI4. PEI 5 is recommended for extreme foot areas such as malls or airports. All porcelain tiles are made within the PEI 3-4 rate.
Since the durability of a tile depends on water absorption levels, Even a PEI-III porcelain tile will last much longer than a PEI-IV ceramic tile. However, the quality of the setting materials and the installation can increase or lower the durability of the porcelain floors more than ANY PEI OR WATER ABSORPTION VALUE.