Wood Looking Porcelain Tile – Loire Sand, comes in the 8×48 plank size with rectified edges. It was designed to mimic light maple wood floors in a rustic style. It has a graphic work that makes slight emphasizes aged wood. Loire San is a great choice for those who are looking for a natural wood look tile in light earth tones.
PEI Doesn’t Make Your Tile More Durable.
Whereas porcelain is a product within the ceramic group, it’s a denser and harder material with lower water absorption. Therefore, porcelain tiles provide better resistance for impacts, and they have greater longevity compared to ceramic tiles.
Most ceramic and porcelain products are covered with a protective layer that’s called glaze. PEI indicates the abrasion of the glaze under foot traffic on a scale from I to V. The suggested PEI rate for residential surfaces is III, for light commercial surfaces is IV. Even though a PEI V value is “suggested” for high traffic areas, a glazed tile doesn’t have the resilience to endure in a shopping mall or public places. Such areas require a different type of porcelain tile that is called Technical Porcelain.
High PEI doesn’t make the tile strong. The porcelain body does.
Glazed porcelain tiles are ideal for residential and light commercial areas, and no matter how high the PEI rate of a ceramic tile, It won’t last as much the porcelain tile. Light maple wood look porcelain tile Loire Sand is a true porcelain tile with water absorption below 0.5% It’s suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.
Porcelain may get hot under the sun.
We do not suggest ceramic or porcelain tiles for outdoor areas where shoes or sandals are not worn as they may get hot under the sun. Other than that, wood looking porcelain tiles are excellent choices for all interior and exteriors applications. Moreover, Loire Sand comes with a surface that can perform well in wet areas, and It’s a safer choice for bathroom and kitchen floors. Also, all porcelain tiles are suitable for all types of interior and exterior wall applications. You can give an amazing exterior look to your house with Loire Sand, or you can use it to create a shower that will stand out. You can also use it for an accent wall in your living to mount your tv on.