Marble look porcelain tile Lithium Ligh Pearl is one of the most popular flooring tiles with its amazing design and its attractive light grey tones. Thanks to its low contrast graphics, Its beautiful marble style movement flows smoothly. Besides, Its light grey color with white undertones delivers a versatile style that can go from traditional to modern and everything in between. If you are looking for a beautiful, high-quality porcelain tile that looks like marble and you want something out of the ordinary, Lithium Pearl is a serious contender.
Today, porcelain tiles are available with more than one print to create a better likeness to the original materials. A higher number of prints make it harder for the eye to catch the repeat. Whereas most Spanish tiles are available with 6 to 8 prints, Lithium Pearl comes with 14 prints (called face). Besides, Lithium Pearl offers amazing graphics precision that turns the look into a feeling of quality and high standards. This tile looks like the real thing at a lower cost with no special care.
Did you know 30×30 porcelain tiles reduce the grout?
30×30 Tiles cover 6.05 sqft per piece. That’s over 50% more flooring covering per piece compared to 24×24. Therefore 30×30 tiles result in fewer joints to grout.
Porcelain is a product of ceramic with stronger mass. Its density is measured with its water absorption levels. A” dry pressed ceramic tile with water absorption ≤0.5″ label is the indicator of porcelain tiles. ASTM C1027 is often misused as PEI and most people are under the impression that PEI indicates the tile’s quality. Indeed, ASTM C1027 measures the visual abrasion of the glaze.
ASTM C1027.19 (2019 edition) recommends the following classes
- Class5: Heavy Commercial: suitable for intense commercial and all residential.
- Class4: Commercial: suitable for medium commercial and all residential.
- Class3: Heavy Residential, Light Commercial; suitable for all residential, average abrasion.
However, for commercial floors unglazed through-body or double-charged tiles are more suitable.
Marble Look Porcelain Tile Lithium Pearl Has 0.1% Water Absorbency
Water absorbency is the only distinction between ceramic and porcelain. Ceramic tiles with a water absorbency 0.5% and below are porcelain tiles. Water absorbency also correlates with the strength and the impact resistance of the tile. Tiles for extreme foot areas such as public areas, shopping malls, airports, and stadiums require extra strength. These tiles are a little different than porcelain tiles that we use for residential and light commercial projects, and they are called Technical Porcelain Tiles. What makes those tiles more durable and impact-resistant is their extremely dense porcelain body with a water absorbency from 0.1% to 0.03%. TAU’s Marble Look Porcelain Tile Lithium Pearl comes with 0.1% water absorbency. It has the required specs even for extreme traffic areas.