Wood Looking Porcelain Tile Selandia Haya is a brand new design from Spanish Argenta Ceramics. In this new line, Argenta created an authentic old wood look by emphasizing the imperfections of the natural material. Sawn wood slits and some glitters are the elements used in the design to complement the look. Besides its unique design, Wood Looking Porcelain Tile Selandia Haya comes with low contrast graphics in light earth tones. It’s a tile that will flow throughout the entire floors.
Moreover, Selandia Haya is a fantastic hardwood alternative that offers better longevity that laminate, vinyl, and engineered wood. This extremely hard tile is very resistant to scratches and It’s a safer choice for bathroom and kitchen floors.
8×48 rectified porcelain tile in the matte finish. Made in Spain.
The only difference between porcelain and ceramic is water absorption. A porcelain tile is a ceramic tile with water absorption of 0.5%. Therefore, water absorption is the single technical value to define the hardness of a tile. Selandia Haya’s water absorption is below 0.5%.
Harder tiles are technically more durable. However, the durability of the tile doesn’t only depend on the tile. It also depends on the installation and the quality of the setting materials. You may want to make sure that your installer is using a good adhesive and installing your tiles without leaving hollow spots under the tiles.
PEI is a test that measures the abrasion of the glaze under the foot traffic on a scale from I to V. PEI does not indicate the durability of the tile. A PEI-III porcelain tile will last much longer than a PEI-V ceramic tile. PEI-III is for residential, PEI-IV is light commercial surface, PEI-V is for extreme foot traffic areas such as malls or airports. However, almost all porcelain tiles are made within the PEI-III and PEI-IV rate for light commercial and residential surfaces.
Wood Looking Porcelain Tile Selandia Haya ’s PEI value is IV.