48×48 Tile Status is a beautiful white porcelain tile with the look of Italian Statuario Marble. Soft grey veining similar to brush strokes over a white canvas distinguishes this white marble. Unlike porcelain tiles that come with the look of Carrara marble where a white background is mostly covered with little veins, the Statuario style has lots of plain white areas. It offers a rich and elegant look.
48×48 Tiles Are Getting More Popular Every Day.
With the increasing demand for Large Format Tiles, sizes such as 30″x 30″, 32″x 32″, 24″ x 48″, and 36″ x 36″ are becoming the industry standard for our floors and soon we may not be calling those tiles large. A 48″ x 48″ tile on the other hand, with an approximate 16/sqft coverage per piece offers another level of style. Such big pieces take away the focus from grout lines. While offering an open feel, It also looks luxurious and modern.
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. Visual abrasion test for the glaze, ASTM C1027 is often misused as PEI (some say it’s the abbreviation for Porcelain Enamel Institute. However we have no clue what exactly it is.)
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.