Lithium Silver porcelain tile comes with a distinctive graphical work mimicking a beautiful limestone. Its design consists of natural stone like movements on a silver color background with grey undertones. Lithium Silver is a modern tile inspired by traditional limestone and It’s one of TAU’s most successful designs that sell worldwide.
Lithium Silver comes With 14 Faces
Before the inkjet technology, porcelain tiles were available with one print that repeated on every single tile. Therefore, the installer had to flip the tiles around to break the monotony. Besides, the print looked blurry. So, a tile looked very much like a tile in those days.
Today, along with high definition graphics, another great feature that inkjet technology provided to the industry, is multiple graphics(faces) for the porcelain tile to look like the real material with minimum repeat. While face number on wood planks is high, large tiles usually available with 6 to 8 faces. When it comes to TAU, one of the many reasons that separate this manufacturer, the number of faces on the large tiles is 14 or 15. Such a high number makes it very hard for the eye to catch the repeat on print and increase the resemblance.
Don’t Get Misled By The PEI. Water Absorption Is The Real Quality
Water absorption is the sole indicator of a tile’s hardness. And It’s also what separates the ceramic from the porcelain. Ceramic tiles with water absorption of 0.5% and lower are what we call porcelain tiles. Polished porcelain tile Lithium Silver comes with water absorption of 0.1% or below. Therefore it’s an extremely hard tile.
What is PEI
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 for extreme foot areas such as malls or airports. All porcelain tiles are made within the PEI 3-4 range. However, even a PEI-II porcelain tile will last much longer than a PEI-V ceramic tile. Lithium Silver’s PEI value is 4.
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