Tile Like Wood Plank Montana Walnut comes in light brown color resembling cypress hardwood floors. This tile blends the popular grey color with the traditional hardwood floors. It’s an excellent option for both residential and commercial surfaces with its durability and affordable price. 8×45 rectified porcelain tile from Spain.
Tile Like Wood Plank in Bathrooms and Kitchens
Tiles like wood plank are 100% waterproof products that we can use on shower walls and bathroom floors with no worry. Since, one of the flooring trends that is on the rise today is to carry the main floors throughout the house or the condo and to maintain a consistent style, a tile like wood plank makes the perfect fit for such ideas. Whereas, some vinyl and laminate are labeled “waterproof,” they are not waterproof enough for wet areas such as shower walls and bathroom floors. Besides, a tile like wood planks may be a safer choice. Those tiles can generate good friction when they are wet. They are also more durable products.
PEI And Water Absorption
We call ceramic tiles with low water absorption the porcelain tile. Water absorption 0.5% is what turns the ceramic into extremely though porcelain. Therefore, water absorption is what indicates the hardness of the porcelain tile. Tile Like Wood Plank Montana Walnut is true porcelain that comes with water absorption of 0.5% or below. Most ceramic and porcelain tiles are glazed products. PEI is an abrasion value that indicates the wear and tear of the glazed surface on a scale from 1 to 5. The recommended PEI for residential surfaces is III, for commercial surfaces is IV. PEI V is for extreme foot areas such as malls or airports. Whereas some glossy tiles may have more than 0.5% water absorption level for the glossy glaze stick to the body, almost all porcelain tiles are made within the PEI III-IV rate. A PEI-III porcelain tile will last much longer than a PEI-IV ceramic tile. Montana Walnut is a PEI-IV tile.
However, the quality of the setting materials and the installation can increase or lower the durability of the porcelain floors more than ANY PEI OR WATER ABSORPTION VALUE.