24×48 Porcelain Tile Royal Marble comes with an elegant design that mimics a white marble with soft grey veining, and a pinch of gold. This is one of the most popular tile styles. It’s also the key element of some of the most beautiful floors and bathrooms. Whereas there are many options in the market for such look, 24×48 porcelain tile Royal Marble comes with high-quality graphic design that creates a high resemblance to the real marble for a lower cost and the perfect quality.
Size Is A Feature. Large Format Is A New Feature.
Porcelain tile is a product that has been evolving through the years and offering better features such as lower water absorption, high definition ink-jet prints, rectified body, true polished finish and the size that’s getting bigger and bigger. Like all these new features, size also was developed to improve the aesthetics and the beauty of the floors. Large tiles aim to reduce the seam and grout by minimizing the number of tiles to cover the area. A 24×48 porcelain tile, compared to 24×24 tiles cuts the grout by half and reduces the seam drastically. The minimal seam on the floors, in addition to a clean look, also creates a spacious feel in the room.
Moreover, such size has the perfect proportion for most bathrooms, adding a similar effect of the expensive marble slabs on your walls.
24×48 Porcelain Tile Royal Marble’ PEI And Water Absorption
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.
24×48 porcelain tile Royal Marble is a class 4 tile with water absorption ≤0.5