Punica Bone is a fantastic porcelain floor tile that looks like stone from Turkey’s Yurtbay. This large-format rectified tile comes in a light beige, taupe background color with a natural stone character. The graphics are very detailed and precise like all other tiles from this famous manufacturer. When looked at, it’s almost impossible to tell whether it’s the real stone or a porcelain tile. Moreover, while a light taupe color will match with most of the interiors, the stone look is a slightly different style than a marble look and it’s more trendy. Tile that looks lie stone, Punica Bone will surely add the beauty of natural stone to your interiors for the cost of porcelain tile. Besides, it will spare you the maintenance.
About the 32×32 size
Since no tile is bigger than the floor, a bigger tile only represents less number of tiles to cover your floors. If you’re in the market for new flooring, we have to let you know that, most people have been using 30×30 and 32×32 tile instead of 24×24 tiles. Even it’s a small kitchen or bathroom, a large tile is what will help you reduce the 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.
Tile that looks like stone, Punica Bone is a Class 4 tile with water absorption ≤0.5