Beachy Style Wood Tile Geo White comes with a white background and taupe undertones, creating an attractive wood character with some knots and swirls. This tile is ideal for a beachy feel and country-style interiors. 9×48 rectified porcelain tile from Spain.
WHY PEI IS MISLEADING
Porcelain is a product of ceramic. Ceramic tiles with water absorption of 0.5% and lower are categorized as porcelain tiles. Most Ceramic and Porcelain tiles are glazed products. Whereas some companies have been pushing PEI as the hardness and durability of the tile, PEI is an abrasion test measuring the wear and tear of the glaze. You can have a ceramic tile with a PEI rating 4 or 5, but it won’t last as long as the porcelain tile. The only indicator of the hardness is the water absorption level. Most porcelain tiles today come with a water absorption below 0.5% Therefore they are extremely hard products.
For residential use, PEI 3 and most commercial areas PEI 4 is enough, and almost all porcelain tiles are made within those PEI ratings.
The durability of the tile depends on the installation as much as its hardness. If you want your tile to last, you may want to sure that your installer is using a good thinset and he’s not leaving hollow spots under your tiles. Before asking the PEI of your tile, you may want to ask the water absorption level of your tile. Tile Council Of America is the only authority.
Beachy Style Wood Look Tile Geo White is durable porcelain tile that comes with a water absorption below 0.1 % and PEI4
Most wood look tiles come with better friction than square and rectangle tiles. Therefore, these tiles perform better in wet areas. We can use Beachy Style Wood Look Tile GEO White for bathroom and kitchen floors.
Besides, it’s a maintenance-free product. In most cases, only water will be enough to remove stains.