Porcelain Wood Tile Hardy Miele comes in a natural wood background color with lots of knots and grains mimicking a distressed wood effect. However, unlike most distressed wood style tiles, Hardy Blanco has low contrast graphics toning down such effect and making this tile a fantastic choice for almost everyone looking for a natural wood style floors. 9×48 rectified porcelain tile from Spain.
Porcelain Wood Tile Hardy Miele’s Water Absorption and PEI
The hardness of the tile is measured by its water absorption. Moreover, water absorption is the only distinction between ceramic and porcelain tile. Ceramic products with water absorption of 0.5% and lower are porcelain tiles. Therefore water absorption is the only technical value to determine a tile’s durability. Porcelain Wood Tile Hardy Miele comes with water absorption of 0.5% or below.
Glaze is the final layer of most tiles. It largely consists of liquid glass. It can be matte or glossy.
PEI measures the glaze’s abrasion under foot traffic on a scale I to V. It doesn’t indicate scratch resistance nor the durability of the tile. Porcelain tiles are extremely tough products. The durability of the tile depends on its hardness along with the quality of the installation and the setting materials. PEI-III for residential, PEI-IV for light commercial areas such as restaurant, stores, etc. and PEI-V is for extreme foot traffics areas such as malls and airports.
Hardy Miele comes with PEI-IV and is ideal for residential and light commercial areas. Besides, Hardy Blanco’s surface will perform better than most tiles, make it a good choice for bathroom floors or shower walls.