Wood Effect Floor Tile Montana Maple comes in a light beige color mimicking maple-wood style hardwood floors. This tile blends the popular grey color with light earth tones and elegant design. Wood effect floor tile Montana Maple is an excellent option for residential and commercial surfaces with its durability and relatively low prices. 8×45 rectified porcelain tile from Spain.
Wood Effect Floor Tile in Bathrooms and Kitchens
We can’t use “waterproof” vinyl and laminate planks on shower walls. We can’t even use those products in bathroom floors. However, we can use porcelain tiles on shower walls and bathroom floors with no worries. Besides, one of the flooring trends that is on the rise today is to carry the main floors throughout the house or the condo and to maintain a consistent style. Wood effect floors tiles make the perfect fit for such applications with their 100% waterproof feature.
Moreover, most wood effect floor tiles generate good friction when they are wet. They are safer products. They are more durable products, and in most cases, we can clean them with only water.
PEI And Water Absorption
Ceramic tiles with water absorption of 0.5% and lower are categorized as porcelain tiles. Water absorption is what indicates the hardness of the porcelain tile. Wood Effect Floor Tile Montana Maple comes with water absorption of 0.5% or below. 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 PEI for residential surfaces is III, for commercial surfaces is IV. PEI V is for extreme foot areas such as malls or airports. Whereas some glossy tiles may have more than 0.5% water absorption level for the glossy glaze stick to the body, almost all porcelain tiles are made within the PEI III-IV rate. A PEI-III porcelain tile will last much longer than a PEI-IV ceramic tile. Montana Maple is a PEI-IV tile.
However, 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.