Frequently Asked Questions
It is the rate of water absorption by the porcelain material. Well, as you search for the best tiles that suit your needs, it is best to ask about the porosity rate, which could fit in any of the following categories:
- Impervious (a poor absorber of water)
- Non-vitreous (absorbs the most)
For the outdoors, like the swimming pool area, ensure the tiles are non-porous.
COF or Coefficient of Friction rates the slip resistance of ceramic tiles. For commercial buildings and our residential homes, the floors should be safe to walk on, whether they are dry or wet. It is per the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
All the tile pieces need to be of the same size for use, and to achieve this, a tile may have to be re-cut; this is called a rectified tile.
Absolutely! If there are remaining tiles and the floor is done, you could still use them for the walls. However, for application to your exteriors, your installer should apply extra caution and special installation techniques. Following that, it may be best to ask your manufacturer for the recommended applications.
Yes. Although the two are different, the porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile. The variation is that most types of ceramic tiles are not as hard and dense as porcelain. Additionally, porcelain tiles are waterproof and resistant to frost.
It is when the color on the top of the porcelain floor tile is the same all through. Due to the durability nature of porcelain, unmatched for its granite counterpart, evidence of wear may not be visible for a long time. Can you use it for the interiors and exteriors? Yes! The floors and walls of both the exterior and interior are good to go.
Porcelain tiles have a high density, are super durable, and are poor absorbers of water. If you want to enrich your outlook, the glazes on porcelain tiles have a broad range of color variations.
A tile qualifies as an unglazed ceramic tile with no glazing or coating applied to the surface. That means the color on the top is not any different on the back. The most common unglazed ceramic tile is the porcelain tile, perfect for high-traffic or commercial places.
It is a type of ceramic tile, which incorporates a glaze finishing on the surface. As options, you have the gloss or matte finish. Should you choose a glazed tile? It’s not only attractive but also resists stains due to the non-porous surface.
Ceramic tiles are:Easy to maintain
Resistant to stains, scratches, and scuffs
Does not fade
The average cost is $3 to $30 per square foot.