Wood Looking Tile Selandia Ebano is a rectified porcelain tile in 8×48 size by Argenta Ceramics from Spain. It comes with a graphic work that adds a modern style to what we call natural. It also aims to bring up the authentic look of the hardwood floors by highly pronounced imperfections. Selandia Ebanos’s low contrast colors are just another design detail to increase the desired modern effect of this wood looking tile.
This high-quality porcelain floor tile also comes with a smooth surface that will provide some grip in wet areas. Today porcelain tiles are the most durable, most color and design rich hardwood alternatives. They don’t require maintenance. They are extremely hard to scratch. Besides, porcelain tiles clean with very little effort.
Wood Looking Tile Selandia Ebano ’s Water Absorption and PEI
The main difference between porcelain tile and ceramic tile is the water absorption level. Ceramic tiles with a water absorption level of 0.5% and below are called porcelain tile. Water absorption is also the only technical value that defines the hardness of a tile. Wood Looking Tile Selandia Ebano comes with water absorption of 0.5% or below. When shopping for porcelain tile, the most important technical value that we have to take to the consideration is its water absorption level.
Glazed is the final layer of most tiles. The abrasion of the glaze is measured with PEI on a scale from one to five. Unlike most people think or state, the PEI doesn’t indicate the durability of the tile. For instance, A PEI-III porcelain tile will outlast the PEI-V ceramic tile. Porcelain tiles are extremely durable products. However, the durability of porcelain floors depends on the quality of the installation, along with the quality of the setting materials more than the PEI or the water absorption. The recommended PEI for residential foot traffic is III. For light commercial foot traffic is IV. PEI-V is recommended for extreme foot traffic areas. However, almost all porcelain tiles are made for residential and light commercial areas within the PEI-III and PEI-IV rate.