Wood Style Tile Argenta Teak comes in a reddish brown color to create a traditional hardwood floor effect. This tile has an elegant design defined with moderate wood movements. If you have a traditional style pronounced with cherry or mahogany color furniture, Wood Style Tile Argenta Teak can make a great choice for your floors. Porcelain tiles don’t stain and in most cases, you can clean them with only water. Therefore, tile is also a great choice for kitchens. They will certainly outlast other wood alternatives such as laminate, vinyl and an engineered wood planks. 8×48 rectified porcelain tile from Spain.
The Durability of Porcelain Tiles:
Ceramic tiles with water absorption of 0.5% and lower are categorized as porcelain tiles. Therefore, water absorption is what indicates the hardness of the porcelain tile. Wood Style Tile Argenta Teak 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 value for residential surfaces is PEI3, for commercial surfaces is PEI4. PEI 5 is recommended for extreme foot traffic areas such as malls or airports. Most porcelain tiles are made within the PEI 3-4 rate. A PEI3 porcelain tile will last much longer than a PEI4 ceramic tile. Wood Style Tile Argenta Teak’s PEI value is 4.
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.